Wenlin Yao

Ph.D. Student

TAMU Natural Language Processing group
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Email: wenlinyao@tamu.edu


Hello! I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station under the supervision of Prof. Ruihong Huang. I got my Bachelor's degree from Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in June, 2015.
I went to Advanced Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems (AICPS) Lab at University of California, Irvine as a visiting research student in 2014 working on Parallelization of the H.264 on GPU Architecture.

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the general area of Artificial Intelligence, with emphasis on Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Machine Learning. I derive great delight from solving challenging problems in these areas! Now, I'm working on weakly supervised semantics and event temporal relations extraction.

Herbert A. Simon said that human intelligence is just the rule-governed manipulation of symbols. I believe one day machines could achieve the same capacity of human's intelligence. I dream to commit myself to this challenge and to make human life better.

Professional Experience


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant (CSCE 638 - Natural Language Processing Foundation and Techniques), TAMU, Fall 2018
Teaching Assistant (CSCE 420 - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), TAMU, Spring 2017/Fall 2017

Selected Honors & Awards

Outstanding Graduate Award (Awarded to top 5%), DUT 2015
Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship (5%), DUT 2014
National Scholarship (1%), DUT 2013
Scientific Research Scholarship (4%), DUT 2013, 2012
Second Prize, 1st “China Software Cup” College Student Software Design Competition(20/1687), Aug.2012


Reviewer: NAACL 2019, EMNLP 2018, NLPCC 2018, NLPCC 2017.

More about Me

I practised Chinese traditional calligraphy for several years when I was in primary school. It is a great hobby for which I am proud of and it makes me relax after work.

When I studied in No.1 Middle School of Zhengzhou, I also took much effort to participate in National Mathematical Olympiad in Senior. Euclidean plane geometry is my favorite discipline and in my opinion, Nine-point circle theorem is the most elegant Math theorem.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.