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.



  • Conference PC Member and Reviewer: SIGIR, CIKM, ECIR, ICTIR, KDD, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, AAAI, CCL
  • Journal Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)