Jun Yan

PhD Student

Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California

About Me

I am a second-year PhD student at University of Southern California (USC). I am fortunately advised by Prof. Xiang Ren. My research focuses on Commonsense Reasoning, Information Extraction, Robustness, and Interpretability.

You can find my CV here.


RockNER: A Simple Method to Create Adversarial Examples for Evaluating the Robustness of Named Entity Recognition Models

Bill Yuchen Lin, Wenyang Gao, Jun Yan, Ryan Moreno, Xiang Ren

EMNLP 2021 (short) [paper]

AdaTag: Multi-Attribute Value Extraction from Product Profiles with Adaptive Decoding

Jun Yan, Nasser Zalmout, Yan Liang, Christan Grant, Xiang Ren, Xin Luna Dong

ACL-IJCNLP 2021 [paper]

Learning Contextualized Knowledge Structures for Commonsense Reasoning

Jun Yan, Mrigank Raman, Aaron Chan, Tianyu Zhang, Ryan Rossi, Handong Zhao, Sungchul Kim, Nedim Lipka

Findings of ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (short version in KR2ML@NeurIPS 2020) [paper][code]

Scalable Multi-Hop Relational Reasoning for Knowledge-Aware Question Answering

Yanlin Feng*, Xinyue Chen*, Bill Yuchen Lin, Peifeng Wang, Jun Yan, Xiang Ren (* indicates equal contribution)

EMNLP 2020 [paper][code]

Learning from Explanations with Neural Execution Tree

Ziqi Wang*, Yujia Qin*, Wenxuan Zhou, Jun Yan, Qinyuan Ye, Leonardo Neves, Zhiyuan Liu, Xiang Ren (* indicates equal contribution)

ICLR 2020 [paper][code]

Learning Dual Retrieval Module for Semi-supervised Relation Extraction

Hongtao Lin, Jun Yan, Meng Qu, Xiang Ren

TheWebConf 2019 [paper][code]

Language Modeling with Sparse Product of Sememe Experts

Yihong Gu*, Jun Yan*, Hao Zhu*, Zhiyuan Liu, Ruobing Xie, Maosong Sun, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin (* indicates equal contribution)

EMNLP 2018 [paper][code]

Honors & Awards

  • Sep 2019: My project receives support from Adobe Data Science Research Award ($50,000), PI: Prof. Xiang Ren
  • Aug 2019: Annenberg Fellowship, University of Southern California
  • Jul 2019: Excellent Graduate, Tsinghua University
  • Oct 2018: Evergrande Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • Oct 2017: Samsung Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • Oct 2016: JJWorld Scholarship, Tsinghua University


University of Southern California

Ph.D. in Computer Science

2019 - Present     Los Angeles, U.S.

Tsinghua University

B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering

2015 - 2019     Beijing, China