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 culture adaptation, dialogue agents, and text generation.

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.

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  • [2024-03] Cultural Considerations in Large Language Models, Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
  • [2024-02] Cultural Considerations in Dialogue Systems, Philipps-University Marburg. [Slides]
  • [2023-10] Cultural Adaptation of Large Language Models. DIKU Bits, University of Copenhagen. [Abstract] [Slides]


  • 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.