My name is Chen Qu. I am a final year PhD student advised by Prof. W. Bruce Croft at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR), College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. I focus on conversational search, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing.



  • [May 2020] Joining Google for a Summer internship on natural language understanding.
  • [Aug. 2019] Received the W. Bruce Croft Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science.
  • [May 2019] Joining Micorsoft Research Redmond for a Summer internship on conversational search.
  • [May 2018] Joining the AliMe team at Alibaba Group to do a Summer research internship on multi-turn QA and conversational assistants.



  • Program Committee Member: ACL 2021, ECIR 2021, CIKM 2020, ECIR 2020, [email protected] 2019, [email protected] 2019
  • Reviewer: TOIS, KDD 2019-2020, AAAI 2019, NAACL 2019, ICTIR 2018