Yitong LI

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D student
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia

E-mail: yitongl4@student.unimelb.edu.au
Office: Desk 5, 08.19, Level 8, Doug McDonell Building

Welcome to my homepage!
Currently, I am a Ph.D student in School of CIS, University of Melbourne, supervised by Prof. Tim Baldwin and Prof. Trevor Cohn.
My research interests are in Natural Language Processing(NLP) and Computing Vision(CV).
I am now working on Adversarial Learning with NLP applications.

What's New !

Jul. 2017 BLGNLP workshop paper Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin
BIBI System Description: Building with CNNs and Breaking with Deep Reinforcement Learning
BLGNLP 2017

Experiences

Education

2015 - 2019(Expected) Ph.D Student of Engineering
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2011 – 2015 B.S. in Engineering
Computer Science and Technology (SJTU ACM Honored Class), Zhiyuan College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Professional

Nov. 2015 – Research Student
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Aug. 2014 – Feb. 2015 Research Assistant Full-time Intern
Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Jul. 2014 Visiting Student
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, NY, U.S.A.
The Summer Education Research Project
Jun. 2012 – Oct. 2015 Research Student
Center for Brain-like Computing and Machine Intelligence, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Feb. - Jun. 2014
Spring Semester
Teaching Assistant
Set Theory and Logic for Computing Science
Lecturer: Prof. Enshao Shen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Service

2017 PC
15th Annual Workshop of The Australasian Language Technology Association
2017 Student Representative
Australasian Language Technology Association
--- Reviewer
CoNLL 2017, NIPS 2017
EMNLP 2016, SemEval 2016

Miscellaneous

2008 – Present Membership
Red Cross China
18th – 24th Aug. 2013 Intern
7 day Global Finance Internship Program
Fxcm Asia Limited, Hong Kong

Publications

Peer-reviewed Papers

Conferences

2017
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2017) BIBI System Description: Building with CNNs and Breaking with Deep Reinforcement Learning, In Proceedings of the EMNLP 2017 Workshop on Building Linguistically Generalizable NLP Systems (BLGNLP 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2017) Robust Training under Linguistic Adversity, In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017, short paper), Valencia, Spain, pp. 21—27.

  • 2016
  • S. Shivashankar, Yitong Li and Afshin Rahimi (2016) Filter and Match Approach to Pair-wise Web URI Linking, In Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2016 (ALTA 2016), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 181--185
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2016) Learning Robust Representations of Text, In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2016, short paper), Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1979--1985.
  • Hoogeveen, Doris, Yitong Li, Huizhi Liang, Bahar Salehi, Timothy Baldwin and Long Duong (2016) UniMelb at SemEval-2016 Task 3: Identifying Similar Questions by Combining a CNN with String Similarity Measures, In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2016), San Diego, USA, pp. 776--781.

  • 2015
  • Li, Yitong, Rui Wang and Hai Zhao (2015) A Machine Learning Method to Distinguish Machine Translation from Human Translation, In Proceedings of the 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 29), Shanghai, China, pp. 354--360

  • Miscellaneous Issues

  • Li, Yitong (2015)《毕业感悟》. 《致远毕业纪念册》, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Li, Yitong (2015)《致远之于我》. 《致远逐梦》, pages 221–223, isbn 978-7-313-10936-1, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Li, Yitong (2011)《我的故事》. 《携手·上海交通大学ACM班十年风雨路》, isbn 978-7-313-08536-8, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Awards & Honors

    Jul. 2017 1st as Builder & 3rd as Breaker
    Build It Break It: The Language Edition
    Mar. 2017 Conference Travel Scholarships
    The University of Melbourne
    Mar. 2017 1st Place
    Jane Street ETC Melbourne
    Nov. 2016 2nd Place
    ALTA Shared Task 2016
    Oct. 2016 Google PhD Travel Scholarship
    Google
    May 2016 3rd Place
    Melbourne Data Science Student Challenge
    Mar. 2016 1st Place
    Microsoft College Code Competition @The University of Melbourne
    Nov. 2015 Melbourne Research Scholarship
    The University of Melbourne
    Jun. 2015 Honor of Meeting the Academic Requirements of Zhiyuan College Top honor for SJTU undergraduate students
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Mar. 2015 Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program Award
    Microsoft Research Asia
    2013 - 2014 SJTU Academic Year University Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 10%
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    2012 - 2013 SJTU Academic Year University Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 10%
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Nov. 2010 & 2009 & 2008 1st Prizes ranking top 5/1000+
    National Olympiad Informatics in Provinces, China
    2009 Tenthhighest Level of Grading Test Certificate of Piano
    Nanjing University of the Arts, China
    --- Grade Examination of Musical Level 10highest level for non-professionals of Keyboard

    Random Projects

    This page is about my projects that I am or was working on.
    You can find code pieces of some on my Github.

    Research Projects

    Competition Projects

    • Filter and Match Approach to Pair-wise Web URI Linking @ALTA Shared-task, 2016
      Entity Identification Task. With Shivashankar and Afshin.
      • Parking Detection and Prediction System for Melbourne City @DSSCHack, 2016
        With Weihao Cheng, Fei Liu and Yuan Li

      Coursework Projects

        Self-implemented

      • Library Management System C++
        An object-oriented programming project
      • Modern Compiler Implementation Java
        A C Language Compiler on SPIM MIPS
      • E-Mail Client C#
        An email agent, supporting pop3 and smtp
      • Operating System Implementation JAVA
        Nachos project from UC Berkeley CS162
      • Fatworm JAVA
        An SQL-based database system
      • Co-operated

      • Simulated Navigation System C++, QT
      • Simulated CPU Verilog
        An effective 5-pipeline MIPS CPU
      • Wireless Sensor Network C

    Personal Interests

    Here are my personal interests and maybe a short description for them.
    This section is not related with my research, however, you are welcome to go to me about them.

      Music & Instruments

      I am a classic fan
    • Piano (Tenth Leveltop of Grading Test Certificate)
    • Keyboard (Grade Examination of Musical Level 10top for non-professionals)
    • Trumpet (Participated in the Orchestra of School and local gala)
    • Guitar, Harmonica
    • Also, I am(was) playing many music games, such as, OSU, Jubeat and Guitar Heroes
    • History

    • Interested in Ancient Greek, Roman and Medieval
    • Mythologies and Origins