Welcome to Pengyu Cheng’s homepage!

I am a senior researcher at Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group. Currently, I am devoting my passion to applying cutting-edge NLP techniques to game scenarios, especially for Metaverse construction!

My NLP research interests focus on controllable text generation and interpretable natural language understanding. I also have a broad interest in probabilistic machine learning methods.

We are hiring NLP researchers and interns globally! If you are curious or enthusiastic about applying deep learning into the virtual gaming world, contact me at pengyucheng@tencent.com.

I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electric and Computer Engineering at Duke University in 2021. My Ph.D. advisor is Dr. Lawrence Carin. I graduated with my B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Tsinghua University in 2017.

Timeline:

  • [2022/03/31] Began serving as a PC for NeurIPS 2022.

  • [2022/02/28] One paper (SoTead) got accepted by findings of ACL 2022.

  • [2021/10/28] Began serving as a reviewer for ACL Rolling Review (ARR).

  • [2021/04/20] Began serving as a PC for EMNLP 2021.

  • [2021/03/30] Finished my Ph.D. final defense! What an unforgettable journey!

  • [2021/02/06] Began serving as a PC for ACL 2021.

  • [2021/01/12] Two co-first-author papers (FairFil and IDE-VC) got accepted at ICLR 2021.

  • [2020/12/17] Began serving as a senior PC for IJCAI 2021.

  • [2020/12/14] Passed the preliminary exam and became a Ph.D. candidate.

  • [2020/08/30] Began serving as a reviewer for ICLR 2021.

  • [2020/08/14] Began serving as a reviewer for AAAI 2021.

  • [2020/06/08] Started intership at Microsoft, supervised by Dr. Jingjing Liu.

  • [2020/06/01] One paper got accepted at ICML 2020.

  • [2020/04/03] One paper got accepted at ACL 2020.

  • [2020/03/24] Began serving as a reviewer for NeurIPS 2020.

  • [2020/02/09] Provided an oral presentation at AAAI 2020.

  • [2019/11/14] Began serving as a reviewer for ICML 2020.

  • [2019/11/09] One paper got accepted for an oral presentation at AAAI 2020.

  • [2019/08/07] Began serving as a reviewer for AAAI 2020.

  • [2019/05/28] Started internship at NEC Labs America, advised by Dr. Martin Renqiang Min.

  • [2019/05/13] Two papers got accepted at ACL 2019. My co-first-author paper was selected for an oral presentation.

  • [2019/04/24] One paper got accepted at ICML 2019.

  • [2018/11/16] One paper got accepted at NeurIPS 2018 Bayesian Deep Learning workshop as spotlight presentation.