I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland. My research focuses on machine learning and natural language processing. I am advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber
and work in CLIP
lab. I also work with Benjamin Van Durme from Johns Hopkins and Hsuan-Tien Lin from NTU.
I am interested in transfer learning for NLP. How can we adapt our current language model for new domains, languages, and tasks? What kind of information do we need to efficiently finetune our machine learning models? How do we design algorithms to incorporate human feedback?
Outside of computer science research, I am an avid mountain climber. I grew up climbing mountains with my mom and will continue to pursue this passion.
- Michelle Yuan, Hsuan-Tien Lin, and Jordan Boyd-Graber. Cold-start Active Learning through Self-Supervised Language Modeling. Empirical Methods of Natural Language Processing (long), 2020.
- Michelle Yuan, Mozhi Zhang, Benjamin Van Durme, Leah Findlater, and Jordan Boyd-Graber. Interactive Refinement of Cross-Lingual Word Embeddings. Empirical Methods of Natural Language Processing (long), 2020.
- Michelle Yuan, Benjamin Van Durme, and Jordan Boyd-Graber. Multilingual Anchoring: Interactive Topic Modeling and Alignment Across Languages. Neural Information Processing Systems, 2018.
Email: myuan (at) cs (dot) umd (dot) edu
Address: Iribe Center,
8125 Paint Branch Dr,
College Park, MD, 20740
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