I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, advised by Prof. Vivek Srikumar in the Natural Language Processing Group. My research interests centered around natural language processing and machine learning, especially on Semantic Parsing(Abstract Meaning Representation), Dialogue System.



  • “Amazon at MRP 2019: Parsing Meaning Representations with Lexical And Phrasal Anchoring.” Cao, Jie, Yi Zhang, Adel Youssef, and Vivek Srikumar. 2019. In Proceedings of the Shared Task on Cross-Framework Meaning Representation Parsing at the 2019 Conference on Natural Language Learning(CoNLL), 138–48.
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  • “Observing Dialogue in Therapy: Categorizing and Forecasting Behavioral Codes.” Cao, Jie, Michael Tanana, Zac Imel, Eric Poitras, David Atkins, and Vivek Srikumar. 2019. In Proceedings of ACL 2019.
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  • “Rhetorically Controlled Encoder-Decoder for Modern Chinese Poetry Generation.” Liu, Zhiqiang, Zuohui Fu, Jie Cao, Gerard de Melo, Yik-Cheung Tam, Cheng Niu, and Jie Zhou. 2019. In Proceedings of ACL 2019.
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  • “End-to-End Gated Self-Attentive Memory Network for Dialog Response Selection.” Sun, Shuo*, Tam, Yik-Cheung*, Cao, Jie*, Yan,Canxiang, Fu Zuohui, Niu Cheng, and Zhou Jie. 2019. In AAAI DSTC7 Workshop (Equal Contribution).
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  • “A Distributed SVM Method Based on the Iterative MapReduce.” Ke, Xijiang, Hai Jin, Xia Xie, and Jie Cao. 2015. In Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2015 IEEE International Conference On, 116–19. IEEE.
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  • “JRBridge: A Framework of Large-Scale Statistical Computing for R.” Xie, Xia, Jie Cao, Hai Jin, Xijiang Ke, and Wenzhi Cao. 2012. In Services Computing Conference (APSCC), 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific, 27–34. IEEE.
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  • TA for CS 6350 Machine Learning Fall 2018
  • TA for CS 6355 Structured Prediction Spring 2018
  • TA for CS 6350 Machine Learning Fall 2016

Research Experience

  • [08/2015 - now ] Research Assistant at NLP Lab, Univeristy of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • [06/2019 - 09/2019] Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon Lex, Seattle
  • [05/2018 - 08/2018] Research Intern at Wechat AI Lab, Palo Alto
    • Our dialogue system based Gated Attentive Memory Network ranked top 2 in DSTC7, and accepted by AAAI 2019.
  • [10/2014 - 07/2015] Assistant Researcher at SOHU RDC Lab, Beijing
    • I worked on data-center scale distributed system, especially on distributed data migration, security, distributed machine learning.
  • [09/2008 - 03/2012] Research Assistant at CGCL Lab, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan
    • I worked closely with Prof Xia Xie and Haijin. My research interest are widely around Xen and Xen-ARM virtualization, distributed computing, especially on equipped R language with large scale distributed statistical supports, especially on JVM-based open-sourse data infrastructures, such as Hadoop, Spark.

Work Experience

  • [10/2014 - 07/2015] Assistant Researcher at SOHU RDC Lab, Beijing
    • Hadoop, Spark, Data migration, Data security, Distributed machine learning
  • [07/2013 - 06/2014] Senior Software Engineer, ZUN CLUB (Startup), Beijing
    • Heterogeneous data intergration, Hotel recommendation system.
  • [03/2012 - 06/2013] Software Engineer, Baidu, Beijing
    • Voice Assistant, Mobile Search, Speed optimization, Mobile Anti-Attack
  • [08/2010 - 05/2011] Software Engineer Intern, Alibaba, Hangzhou
    • KV Storage, MySQL, Database Replication, Real-time Computing, Distributed Pub/Sub Data Pipeline.

Prizes & Awards

  • [2019] CoNLL Shared Task, Cross-framework meaning representation parsing, ranked 1st for AMR parsing task.
  • [2018] DSTC7 track1, ranked 2nd for both advising and ubuntu in subtask 5( external knowledge)
  • [2010] VMware Cloud Computing Innovation Cup, Top 50
  • [2009] Google Andriod Innovative Idea Sharing Award
  • [2007] “Computer World” Magazine Scholarship
  • [2007] Microsoft ImagineCup
    • Algorithm Challenge, Top 50
    • Visual Gaming Contest, Top 2 in China, 18 th world final.
  • [2006] HUST ACM Programming Contest, Top 3


My CV is Here