Sep 9–12, 2019
Yunyao Li

Yunyao Li
Senior Research Manager, IBM Research - Almaden

Yunyao Li is a senior research manager with IBM Research – Almaden, where she manages the Scalable Knowledge Intelligence Department. She’s a Master Inventor and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. She’s also a member of the New Voices program of the American National Academies. Her expertise is in the interdisciplinary areas of natural language processing, databases, human-computer interaction, and information retrieval. Her contributions in these areas have resulted in 50+ research publications at top AI conferences and journals, 20+ patent filings, and recognition by multiple prestigious IBM internal awards. She received her PhD in computer science and engineering and dual master degrees in computer science and engineering and information science from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Yunyao is also deeply passionate about improving the diversity for the STEM field. She’s been actively mentoring women and underrepresented minorities both in- and outside of IBM. She currently leads the Almaden Women’s Interest Network Group (AWING) at IBM.


11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 230 B
Huaiyu Zhu (IBM Research - Almaden), Dulce Ponceleon (IBM Research - Almaden), Yunyao Li (IBM Research - Almaden)
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Natural language understanding (NLU) underlies a wide range of applications and services. Rich resources available for English do not exist for most other languages, but the questions of how to expand these resources without duplicating effort and if it's possible to develop language-agnostic NLU-dependent applications remains. Huaiyu Zhu, Dulce Ponceleon, and Yunyao Li believe the answer is yes. Read more.
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