My name is Chen Qu. I am a third year MS/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.

Experience

  • UMass Amherst, MS/PhD student and Research Assistant at Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). Advisor: Prof. W. Bruce Croft. Amherst, MA, US, Sept. 2017 - Present.
  • Microsoft Research, Research Intern at Information and Data Sciences group. Mentors: Dr. Chenyan Xiong. Redmond, US, May 2019 - Aug. 2019.
  • Alibaba Group, Research Intern at AliMe X-Lab. Mentors: Dr. Feng Ji and Dr. Minghui Qiu. Hangzhou, China, May 2018 - Aug. 2018.
  • Tencent, Software Engineer Intern. Shenzhen, China, Jul 2016 - Aug. 2016.

Publications

  • Open-Retrieval Conversational Question Answering
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Cen Chen, Minghui Qiu, W. Bruce Croft and Mohit Iyyer. SIGIR 2020. Full Paper. Acceptance rate=26% (147 out of 555). [To appear]

  • Contextual Re-Ranking with Behavior Aware Transformers
    Chen Qu, Chenyan Xiong, Yizhe Zhang, Corby Rosset, W. Bruce Croft and Paul Bennett. SIGIR 2020. Short Paper. Acceptance rate=30% (153 out of 507). [To appear]

  • IART: Intent-aware Response Ranking with Transformers in Information-seeking Conversation Systems
    Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Cen Chen, Jiafeng Guo, Yongfeng Zhang, W. Bruce Croft and Haiqing Chen. WWW 2020. Short Paper. Acceptance rate=25% (98 out of 397). [PDF]

  • Attentive History Selection for Conversational Question Answering
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, Yongfeng Zhang, Cen Chen, W. Bruce Croft and Mohit Iyyer. CIKM 2019. Full Paper. Acceptance rate=19% (~200 out of ~1130). [PDF]

  • A Hybrid Retrieval-Generation Neural Conversation Model
    Liu Yang, Junjie Hu, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Jianfeng Gao, W. Bruce Croft, Xiaodong Liu, Yelong Shen and Jingjing Liu. CIKM 2019. Full Paper. Acceptance rate=19% (~200 out of ~1130). [PDF]

  • BERT with History Answer Embedding for Conversational Question Answering
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, W. Bruce Croft, Yongfeng Zhang and Mohit Iyyer. SIGIR 2019. Short Paper. Acceptance rate=24% (108 out of 443). [PDF]

  • User Intent Prediction in Information-seeking Conversations
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Bruce Croft, Yongfeng Zhang, Johanne R Trippas and Minghui Qiu. CHIIR 2019. Full Paper. [PDF]

  • Answer Interaction in Non-factoid Question Answering Systems
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, W. Bruce Croft, Falk Scholer and Yongfeng Zhang. CHIIR 2019. Short Paper. [PDF]

  • Learning to Selectively Transfer: Reinforced Transfer Learning for Deep Text Matching
    Chen Qu, Feng Ji, Minghui Qiu, Liu Yang, Zhiyu Min, Haiqing Chen, Jun Huang and W. Bruce Croft. WSDM 2019. Full Paper. Acceptance rate=16% (84 out of 511). [PDF] [Slides] [Poster]

  • Analyzing and Characterizing User Intent in Information-seeking Conversations
    Chen Qu, Liu Yang, W. Bruce Croft, Johanne R Trippas, Yongfeng Zhang, Minghui Qiu. SIGIR 2018. Short Paper. Acceptance rate=30% (98 out of 327). [PDF] [Data] [Poster]

  • Response Ranking with Deep Matching Networks and External Knowledge in Information-seeking Conversation Systems
    Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Jiafeng Guo, Yongfeng Zhang, W. Bruce Croft, Jun Huang, Haiqing Chen. SIGIR 2018. Full Paper. Acceptance rate=21% (86 out of 409). [PDF] [Code] [Data]

News

  • [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.

Awards

Services

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