I’m Yong Cao, a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, where I work with Prof. Min Chen in the EPIC lab. My research focuses on Natural Language Processing, particularly dialog agents, text generation, and question answering based on knowledge graph.

Since 2022, I’ve been a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen, where I’m advised by Prof. Daniel Hershcovich in the CoAStaL group. 😄


  • University of Copenhagen
    • Visiting Student, 2022.10 - 2024.03
    • Advisor: Prof. Daniel Hershcovich
    • Research Topic: Cross-Cultural Dialogue Agents
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2018.09 -
    • Advisor: Prof. Min Chen
    • Research Topic: Dialogue Agents in Psychological Counseling Domain
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Sichuan University
    • B.E. in Telecommunication Engineering, 2014 - 2018
    • Advisor: Prof. Wudi Wei
    • Thesis Title: Speech Emotion Analysis based on Convolutional Neural Network
    • SCU Outstanding Undergraduate Award (Top 5%)


  • 06/2022 - 10/2022, Alibaba DAMO
    • Research Intern at the NLP group
    • Mentor: Ruixue Ding and Boli Chen.
    • Focus: Semantic Textual Similarity, Re-ranking
  • 10/2021 - 05/2022, Xiaomi
    • Research Intern at the Knowledge Graph group
    • Mentor: Wen Dai and Huiwen Liu.
    • Focus: Question Answering Based on Knowledge Graph
  • 01/2021 - 06/2021, Deepwisdom
    • Research Intern at the Natural Language Processing group
    • Mentor: Yang Zhang.
    • Focus: AutoML, NER, Text Classification and Information Extraction
  • 07/2020 - 10/2020, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
    • Visiting Student at the SDS College
    • Mentor: Prof. Kai Hwang and Prof. Min Chen
    • Focus: Deep Learning Benchmark, Huawei Atlas 200DK.