Linfeng Song
The Metropolitan Museum, New York, summer of 2015
Linfeng Song 

Graduate Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

Office:631, Computer Studies Building


I am currently a 4th-year PhD student in Computer Science Department of University of Rochester, advised by Professor Daniel Gildea. My current research areas are Natural Language Generation (NLG), Question Answering (QA), Machine Translation (MT), and Deep Learning. I got my Bachelar degree from Northeastern University (China) where I participated in some ACM/ICPC competitions. I got my Master degree from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (ICT,CAS), advised by Professor Qun Liu. My master resarch topic is mainly about Statistical Machine Translation.

Recent Event

2018.04 Three papers has been accepted by ACL 2018, please refer to the publication section for more detail.
2018.02 Part of my 2017 internship work entitled "Leveraging Context Information for Natural Question Generation" has been accepted by NAACL 2018.
2017.10 I gave seminar talks entitled "A unified query-based generative model for question generation and question answering" at ICT/CAS and at the Big Picture Seminar of URCS. The paper can be found here.
2017.07 I was awarded travel grants from EMNLP 2016 and ACL 2017.
2017.03 Our paper entitled "AMR-to-text Generation with Synchronous Node Replacement Grammar" has been accepted by ACL 2017 as oral representation.
2016.09 Our paper entitled "AMR-to-text generation as a Traveling Salesman Problem" has been accepted by EMNLP 2016.


Professional Service

  • 2018: Reviewer of NAACL, Coling
  • 2017: Reviewer of EACL, T-ASE (IEEE Transaction), EMNLP, EAMT
  • 2016: Reviewer of EMNLP, WMT
  • 2015: Reviewer of NAACL, SSMT (ACL Workshop), EMNLP, WMT
  • 2014: Reviewer of EMNLP, WMT
  • 2013: Reviewer of IJCAI, WMT


Teaching Assistants

2017 Fall

CSC 248/448 Statistical Speech and Language Processing Instructor: Daniel Gildea
Office hours: Tu/Th 10am-11am, 2403 Wegmans Hall

2017 Spring

CSC 246/446 Machine Learning Instructor: Daniel Gildea
Office hours: M/W 10:30am-11:30am, CSB 631

2016 Fall

Office hours: W/Th 10:30am-11:30am, CSB 631

2016 Spring

CSC 246/446 Machine Learning Instructor: Daniel Gildea
Office hours: Tu/Th 10:30am-11:30am, CSB 631


2016 Spring

CSC 280 Computer Models and Limitations Instructor: Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
CSC 455 Software Analysis and Improvement Instructor: Ding Chen

2015 Fall

CSC 448 Statistical Speech and Language Processing Instructor: Daniel Gildea
CSC 453 Dynamic Languages and Software Development Instructor: Ding Chen
CSC 576 Big Data Analytics Instructor: Ji Liu

2015 Spring

CSC 446 Machine Learning Instructor: Daniel Gildea
CSC 484 Advanced Algorithm Instructor: Daniel Stefankovic

2014 Fall

CSC 577 Convex Optimization Instructor: Daniel Gildea
CSC 456 Operating System Instructor: John Criswell
CSC 486 Computational Complexity Instructor: Joel Seiferas
CSC 400 Problem Seminar Instructor: Randal C. Nelson