About me

Hey! My name is Ruiqi Zhong. I am currently a second year PhD student in the Berekely NLP Group, advised by Prof. Dan Klein and Prof. Jacob Steinhardt. I am broadly interested in the intersection of NLP with programming languages and machine learning. Specifically, I work on:

  • synthesizing executable programs using natural language and input-output examples, and
  • understanding how and what neural networks learn.

Publications

Meta-tuning Language Models to Answer Prompts Better
Ruiqi Zhong, Kristy Lee*, Zheng Zhang*, Dan Klein
arxiv, preprint
[paper]

Are Larger Pretrained Language Models Uniformly Better? Comparing Performance at the Instance Level
Ruiqi Zhong, Dhruba Ghosh, Dan Klein, Jacob Steinhardt
ACL 2021, Findings
[paper] [slides] [code]

Approximating How Single Head Attention Learns
Charlie Snell*, Ruiqi Zhong*, Dan Klein, Jacob Steinhardt
arxiv, preprint
[paper] [slides] [code] [blog]

Semantic Evaluation for Text-to-SQL with Distilled Test Suites
Ruiqi Zhong, Tao Yu, Dan Klein
EMNLP 2020
[paper] [slides] [code]

Semantic Scaffolds for Pseudocode-to-Code Generation
Ruiqi Zhong, Mitchell Stern, Dan Klein
ACL 2020
[paper] [slides] [code] [video]

Detecting and Reducing Bias in a High Stakes Domain
Ruiqi Zhong, Yanda Chen, Desmond Patton, Charlotte Selous, Kathleen McKeown
EMNLP 2019
[paper] [poster] [code]

Fine-grained Sentiment Analysis with Faithful Attention
Ruiqi Zhong, Steven Shao, Kathleen McKeown
arxiv, preprint
[paper]

Subspace Embedding and Linear Regression with Orlicz Norm
Alexandr Andoni, Chengyu Lin, Ying Sheng, Peilin Zhong, Ruiqi Zhong
ICML 2018
[paper] [video] [slides]

Detecting Gang-Involved Escalation on Social Media using Context
Serina Chang, Ruiqi Zhong, Ethan Adams, Fei-Tzin Lee, Siddharth Varia, Desmond Patton, William Frey, Chris Kedzie, Kathleen McKeown
EMNLP 2018
[paper] [code] [video]

Miscellaneous

  • I represented Columbia University in ACM-ICPC and Putnam Math Competition during my Sophormore year (though it seems I was the bottleneck of our teams).
  • I sleep at 11 p.m. and do not respond to later messages. Sometimes, however, I am actually awake; but I pretend not to see them anyways.
  • My favorite animation character and role model is Wenli Yang in Legend of Galactical Heroes.

Awards

  • Berkeley Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Theodore R. Bashkow Award (research), Academic Excellence Award (GPA)
  • CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Honorable Mention * 2 (2018, 2019)
  • William Lowell Putnam Math Competition top 5% * 3 (2015, 2016, 2018)