What's New

[Oct 2022] One paper accepted at EMNLP 2022 and one accepted at TASLP!

[Feb 2022] One paper accepted at ACL 2022!

[Aug 2021] One paper accepted at EMNLP 2021!

[Nov 2020]   Attended EMNLP 2020 (virtual)

[Nov 2019]   Travel to Hong Kong, China - EMNLP 2019

[Aug 2019] Our paper "An Entity-Driven Framework for Abstractive Summarization" is accepted at EMNLP 2019!


I am a senior research engineer at Baidu Inc. I received my Master Degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University (in Boston). I was a member of Northeastern NLP Group and worked with Prof. Lu Wang (now at UMich) on text generation and abstractive summarization. I also work with Prof. Lifu Huang from Virginia Tech.

Research Interests

I'm generally interested in computational linguistics and natural language processing. My goal is to design methods that can understand human languages from large-scale data of various domains, and also generate rich and coherent outputs of high quality and controllability. Recently, I'm working on topics including:

  • Open-ended text generation (e.g., argumentation, story generation, dialogue generation);
  • Coherent and faithful summary extraction and generation;
  • Multimodal content generation (e.g., visual storytelling);
  • Natural language understanding and inference;



  • MOCHA: A Multi-Task Training Approach for Coherent Text Generation from Cognitive Perspective
  • Zhe Hu, Hou Pong Chan, Lifu Huang
    EMNLP 2022, short paper (to appear)
    PDF Code Poster Abstract
  • PLANET: Dynamic Content Planning in Autoregressive Transformers for Long-form Text Generation
  • Zhe Hu, Hou Pong Chan, Jiachen Liu, Xinyan Xiao, Hua Wu, Lifu Huang
    ACL 2022
    PDF Poster Slides Project Abstract
  • Controllable Dialogue Generation with Disentangled Multi-grained Style Specification and Attribute Consistency Reward
  • Zhe Hu*, Zhiwei Cao*, Hou Pong Chan, Jiachen Liu, Xinyan Xiao, Jinsong Su, Hua Wu
    [*equal contribution]
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (TASLP) 2022
    PDF Abstract
  • Context-Aware Interaction Network for Question Matching
  • Zhe Hu, Zuohui Fu, Yu Yin, Gerard de Melo
    EMNLP 2021, short paper
    PDF Poster Slides Video Abstract
  • Enhanced Sentence Alignment Network for Efficient Short Text Matching
  • Zhe Hu, Zuohui Fu, Cheng Peng, Weiwei Wang
    EMNLP 2020 Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text, short paper
    PDF Slides Abstract
  • An Entity-Driven Framework for Abstractive Summarization
  • Eva Sharma*, Luyang Huang*, Zhe Hu*, Lu Wang
    [*equal contribution]
    EMNLP 2019
    Errata: Equation (9) in section 2.3 should be: \(L(S_A,S_B^+, S_B^-) = \max \{0, 1 + Coh(S_A, S_B^-) - Coh(S_A, S_B^+)\} \)
    PDF Poster Code Demo Abstract
  • Argument Generation with Retrieval, Planning, and Realization
  • Xinyu Hua, Zhe Hu, Lu Wang
    ACL 2019
    PDF Code Demo Abstract



  • Program Committee Member:
    • ACL ARR
    • 2022: EMNLP, AAAI
    • 2020: ACL, EMNLP
    • 2019: EMNLP NewSum workshop