Hi! I'm a second-year Ph.D. student at MIT, and a member of MIT NLP Group.
My research advisor is Prof. Regina Barzilay.

Before coming to MIT, I received my bachelor degree from Yao Class at Tsinghua University.


Style Transfer from Non-Parallel Text by Cross-Alignment
Tianxiao Shen, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay, and Tommi Jaakkola
NIPS 2017 spotlight
[paper] [slides] [code] [video]
Making Dependency Labeling Simple, Fast and Accurate
Tianxiao Shen, Tao Lei, and Regina Barzilay
NAACL 2016
[paper] [code]


Mar 2018 Harvard Applied Statistics Seminar. Language Style Transfer
Mar 2018 NetMIT. Language Style Transfer
Dec 2017 Twitter Cambridge. Language Style Transfer
Nov 2017 Harvard NLP. Language Style Transfer
Nov 2017 Guest lecture at MIT 6.864 Advanced Natural Language Processing. Language Style Transfer
Oct 2017 MIT Machine Learning Tea. Language Style Transfer


2/2016 - 7/2016 Research intern at Microsoft Research Asia, Knowledge Computing Group
6/2014 - 12/2014 Research intern at Microsoft Research Asia, Visual Computing Group


In my spare time, I play the piano, cook, and enjoy reading.

I'm widely interested in logic and philosophy of science. Here are my writing samples: