Yao Fu


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The Bayesian’s Creed

Deep belief and core value are independent of temporal environment variation


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My name is Yao Fu 符尧. My email address is yao.fu@ed.ac.uk

I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh (2020-) with Prof. Mirella Lapata. I finished my M.S. at Columbia University (2018-2020) with Prof. John Cunningham doing deep generative models and my B.S. at Peking University (2013-2018) with Prof. Yansong Feng doing text generation. Before Ph.D., I spent great time visiting Prof. Alexander Rush at Cornell University (2019-2020) doing structured latent variable models.

Although my research focus is structured prediction and text generation, I believe that to persue the most fundamental principles of human language, one must utilize a spectrum of interdisciplinary techniques: ML, NLP, Linguistics, Statistics, Optimization, Geometry, .etc. Many of my research lay in the intersection of these areas. But in general, I derive probabilistic models guided by Bayesian principles, equipped with modern neural architectures, utilizing efficient inference, and grounded to linguistics and real-world scenarios.

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Many topics that I’m interested in are covered by the following reading list:


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