Yifan Gao

Applied Scientist II, Amazon Search/A9

   Palo Alto, CA

   Gmail: yifangao95

   Github: Yifan-Gao

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Yifan is an Applied Scientist II at Amazon Search/A9. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, Yifan received his B.Eng. from Beihang University, China. He interned at Amazon Search (A9.com), AWS AI Labs, Salesforce Research, and Tencent AI Lab during his Ph.D. study.

Research Internship positions in Amazon Search/A9 are available. Feel free to send your CV to me if you are interested.

Research Interests

My research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning. During my PhD study, I teach machines to ask and answer reading comprehension questions driven by two goals:

I have also worked on open-domain dialogue generation [EMNLP'20-Findings] and keyphrase generation [AAAI'19].

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