Hi! I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student at MIT, and a member of the MIT NLP Group.
I'm very fortunate to be advised by Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola.

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


Publications

Blank Language Models
Tianxiao Shen, Victor Quach, Regina Barzilay, and Tommi Jaakkola
Preprint 2020
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Educating Text Autoencoders: Latent Representation Guidance via Denoising
Tianxiao Shen, Jonas Mueller, Regina Barzilay, and Tommi Jaakkola
ICML 2020
[paper] [slides] [code]
 
Learning to Make Generalizable and Diverse Predictions for Retrosynthesis
Benson Chen, Tianxiao Shen, Tommi Jaakkola, and Regina Barzilay
Preprint 2019
[paper]
 
Mixture Models for Diverse Machine Translation: Tricks of the Trade
Tianxiao Shen*, Myle Ott*, Michael Auli, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato (*: Equal contribution)
ICML 2019 Long talk
[paper] [slides] [code] [video]
 
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]
 

Talks

Aug 2020 Princeton NLP. Blank Language Models
Jul 2020 MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Lab. Blank Language Models
Sep 2019 AI Research Week, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. Mixture Models for Diverse Machine Translation
Jul 2019 IIIS-Haihua Frontier Seminar Series, Tsinghua University. Latent Variable Language Modeling
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

Experience

6/2020 - 9/2020 Visiting Student at Princeton NLP Group
6/2018 - 8/2018 Research Intern at Facebook AI Research
2/2016 - 7/2016 Research Intern at Microsoft Research Asia
6/2014 - 12/2014 Research Intern at Microsoft Research Asia

Teaching

Spring 2020 Teaching assistant for 6.883 Modeling with Machine Learning

Miscellany

I'm widely interested in philosophy. Here are my writing samples: