Yining Lu (陆一宁)

Hi There!

My name is Yining Lu, an incoming CS PhD student at the University of Notre Dame, where I will be working with Prof. Meng Jiang. I am also a 2nd year graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, where I am working at CLSP advised by Prof. Daniel Khashabi. It is also my honor to work closely with Hanjie Chen here. I’m a NLP enthusiast, with primary interest in question answering and LLM reasoning.

What’s New

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Advisor: Prof. Daniel Khashabi (Apr. 2023 - Current)
  • Quantitative Consultant, Findability Science Inc, Advisor: Prof. Gaurav Gupta (Sep. 2021 - Dec. 2021)
  • Algorithm Intern, Digital Risk Management Department, NetEase Inc (June. 2021 - Sep. 2021)

Research Interest

Long term: My research interests are in natural language processing (NLP), particularly in question answering and commonsense reasoinng.

Current research interests & ongoing projects

  • Explainable and trustworthy QA: How to generate and evaluate informative and factual free-text rationales?

  • Creativity of LLM: How to evaluate the creativity of LLM and help LLM build its creativity for unconventional questions?

If you are interested in collaborating on these or similar ideas, feel free to drop me an email.

Teaching Experience

  • Course Assistant: CS 601.471/671 NLP: Self-supervised Models, Spring 2024, Johns Hopkins University