Hi! I'm Linqing Liu, a PhD student in the NLP group at University College London, co-supervised by Prof. Pontus Stenetorp and Prof. Sebastian Riedel. Before that, I received my thesis-based master degree at University of Waterloo, supervised by Prof. Jimmy Lin. I got my bachelor degree from School of Software Engineering at Tongji University, Shanghai.

My primary research interest lies at the intersection of Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP). This is my CV.


Controllable Abstractive Dialogue Summarization with Sketch Supervision
Chien-Sheng Wu*, Linqing Liu*, Wenhao Liu, Pontus Stenetorp, Caiming Xiong
ACL-IJCNLP Findings, 2021

PAQ: 65 Million Probably-Asked Questions and What You Can Do With Them
Patrick Lewis, Yuxiang Wu, Linqing Liu, Pasquale Minervini, Heinrich Kuttler, Aleksandra Piktus, Pontus Stenetorp, Sebastian Riedel
Arxiv Preprint, 2021

NeurIPS 2020 EfficientQA Competition: Systems, Analyses and Lessons Learned
Sewon Min et al.
Arxiv Preprint, 2021

MKD: a Multi-Task Knowledge Distillation Approach for Pretrained Language Models
Linqing Liu, Huan Wang, Jimmy Lin, Richard Socher and Caiming Xiong
Arxiv Preprint, 2020

Incorporating Contextual and Syntactic Structures Improves Semantic Similarity Modeling
Linqing Liu, Wei Yang, Jinfeng Rao, Raphael Tang and Jimmy Lin
EMNLP, 2019
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Bridging the Gap between Relevance Matching and Semantic Matching with Hierarchical Co-Attention Network
Jinfeng Rao, Linqing Liu, Yi Tay, Wei Yang, Peng Shi and Jimmy Lin
EMNLP, 2019

Distilling Task-Specific Knowledge from BERT into Simple Neural Networks
Raphael Tang*, Yao Lu*, Linqing Liu*, Lili Mou, Olga Vechtomova, Jimmy Lin
Arxiv Preprint, 2019

Generative Adversarial Network for Abstractive Text Summarization
Linqing Liu, Yao Lu, Min Yang, Qiang Qu, and Jia Zhu
The 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI, student poster), 2018
[supplementary file][output summary]

Detecting "Smart" Spammers On Social Network: A Topic Model Approch
Linqing Liu, Yao Lu, Ye Luo, Renxian Zhang, Laurent Itti, and Jianwei Lu
the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL, student session). 2016


Awards and Honors


  • 2020.9 — Started my Ph.D. at the University College London.
  • 2020.8 — Succesfully defended my master's thesis: Towards Effective Utilization of Pretrained Language Models - Knowledge Distillation from BERT.


I started to play the traditional Chinese instrument, Pipa (also known as Chinese lute) at the age of six. "Shi Mian Mai Fu" (Ambushed from Ten Sides) is my favorite solo piece.