Robin Jia

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Email: robinjia at usc dot edu

News: Starting in the Fall of 2021, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California! I am looking for new Ph.D. students to join my group. Please apply online if you are interested.

I am currently a visiting researcher at Facebook AI Research, working with Luke Zettlemoyer and Douwe Kiela. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where I was advised by Percy Liang. I am interested broadly in natural language processing and machine learning, with a particular focus on building NLP systems that are robust to distribution shift at test time.

Publications

On the Importance of Adaptive Data Collection for Extremely Imbalanced Pairwise Tasks.
Stephen Mussmann*, Robin Jia*, and Percy Liang.
Findings of EMNLP, 2020.
(bib) (codalab) (github)

With Little Power Comes Great Responsibility.
Dallas Card, Peter Henderson, Urvashi Khandelwal, Robin Jia, Kyle Mahowald, and Dan Jurafsky.
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2020.
(bib) (github)

Building Robust Natural Language Processing Systems.
Robin Jia.
Ph.D. Dissertation, 2020.

Selective Question Answering under Domain Shift.
Amita Kamath, Robin Jia, and Percy Liang.
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2020.
(bib) (codalab)

Robust Encodings: A Framework for Combating Adversarial Typos.
Erik Jones, Robin Jia*, Aditi Raghunathan*, and Percy Liang.
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2020.
(bib) (codalab) (github)

Certified Robustness to Adversarial Word Substitutions.
Robin Jia, Aditi Raghunathan, Kerem Göksel, Percy Liang.
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2019.
(bib) (codalab) (github)

Document-Level N-ary Relation Extraction with Multiscale Representation Learning.
Robin Jia, Cliff Wong, and Hoifung Poon.
North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2019.
(bib) (code and data)

Know What You Don’t Know: Unanswerable Questions for SQuAD.
Pranav Rajpurkar*, Robin Jia*, and Percy Liang.
Best Short Paper Award.
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018.
(bib) (website) (codalab) (pptx slides) (pdf slides)

Delete, Retrieve, Generate: A Simple Approach to Sentiment and Style Transfer.
Juncen Li, Robin Jia, He He, and Percy Liang.
North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2018.
(bib) (codalab) (pptx slides) (pdf slides)

Adversarial Examples for Evaluating Reading Comprehension Systems.
Robin Jia and Percy Liang.
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2017.
Outstanding Paper Award.
(bib) (codalab) (pptx slides) (pdf slides)

Learning Concepts through Conversations in Spoken Dialogue Systems.
Robin Jia, Larry Heck, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Georgi Nikolov.
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017.
(bib) (data)

Data Recombination for Neural Semantic Parsing.
Robin Jia and Percy Liang.
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016.
(bib) (codalab) (pptx slides) (pdf slides)

“Reverse genomics” predicts function of human conserved noncoding elements.
Amir Marcovitz, Robin Jia, and Gill Bejerano.
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2016.

Mx1 and Mx2 key antiviral proteins are surprisingly lost in toothed whales.
Benjamin A. Braun, Amir Marcovitz, J. Gray Camp, Robin Jia, and Gill Bejerano.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2015.

* denotes equal contribution

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Music

I have had the great pleasure of studying piano performance with Angela Wright and Laura Dahl. At various points, I have also studied solo piano with George Barth, duo piano with Kumaran Arul, and chamber music with Stephen Harrison.

Here are some of my recordings:

Piano duo concert, June 2017

Lisa Wang and I gave a piano duo concert on June 4, 2017.

* Probably not actually by Haydn

Piano Quintet Recital, May 2016

Ricky Wedeen, Brad Girardeau, Lee Fan, Andrew Guo, and I gave a concert on May 18, 2016, at which we performed the Schumann Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (mp3).

Senior Recital, April 2014

I gave my undergraduate senior recital on April 12, 2014. Here are the live audio recordings.

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