Jade (Lei) Yu

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I am a Ph.D. computer science student at University of Toronto working with Professor Yang Xu in the Computational Linguistics Group. My research interest lies at the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, and Machine Learning.

My current research involves developing computational models of lexical creativity that support automated inference and generation of innovative language use, e.g., noun-to-verb class extension and verb syntactic frame extension. My approach draws on a combination of deep generative and Bayesian probabilistic models, as well as cognitive theories of categorization.

Before coming to Toronto, I spent three years as an undergraduate at McGill University, Montreal, where I worked with Prof. Jackie Cheung, Prof. Timothy O’Donnell and Prof. Thomas Shultz on NLP and cognitive science research projects.

Contact: jadeleiyu [at] cs [dot] toronto [dot] edu