Yizhong Wang

PhD student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Email: yizhongw [at] cs.washington.edu

Short Bio

I am a fourth-year PhD student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. I am very fortunate to be co-advised by Hannaneh Hajishirzi and Noah Smith. I am also a part-time researcher at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. I have previously interned at Meta AI, Microsoft Research, and Baidu NLP. Prior to UW, I obtained my Master's degree from Peking University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

My primary research interests lie in natural language processing and machine learning. I am excited about the generality of large language models. In particular, my recent research focuses on building general-purpose instruction-following models and algorithms for adaptating them to many scenarios based on various forms of supervision. This includes Super-NaturalInstructions, Self-Instruct, Tülu.

My name is written as 王义中 in Chinese characters.

  • June 9, 2023
  • We arxived a paper that systematically studies instruction tuning resources and released Tülu, a suite of full-parameter instruction-tuned models from 7B to 65B! [Tweets]
  • May 2, 2023
  • We have three papers accepted by ACL 2023. Looking forward to meeting people at Toronto!
  • Apr. 18, 2023
  • I gave a talk about instruction tuning of large languag models at JHU. [Slides][Video]
  • January 23, 2023
  • I started doing part-time research internship at AI2.
  • Dec. 20, 2022
  • We arxived Self-Instruct, a new way to align language models with little human annotation. [Tweets]
  • Apr. 16, 2022
  • We released Natural Instructions V2 that covers 1600+ NLP tasks together with their instructions!

    Publications [Google Scholar]

    How Far Can Camels Go? Exploring the State of Instruction Tuning on Open Resources

    Yizhong Wang*, Hamish Ivison*, Pradeep Dasigi, Jack Hessel, Tushar Khot, Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, David Wadden, Kelsey MacMillan, Noah A. Smith, Iz Beltagy, Hannaneh Hajishirzi

    TIFA: Accurate and Interpretable Text-to-Image Faithfulness Evaluation with Question Answering

    Yushi Hu, Benlin Liu, Jungo Kasai, Yizhong Wang, Mari Ostendorf, Ranjay Krishna, Noah A Smith

    Self-Instruct: Aligning Language Model with Self-Generated Instructions

    Yizhong Wang, Yeganeh Kordi, Swaroop Mishra, Alisa Liu, Noah A Smith, Daniel Khashabi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi

    ACL 2023
    HINT: Hypernetwork Instruction Tuning for Efficient Zero-Shot Generalisation

    Hamish Ivison, Akshita Bhagia, Yizhong Wang, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Matthew Peters

    ACL 2023
    One Embedder, Any Task: Instruction-Finetuned Text Embeddings

    Hongjin Su, Weijia Shi, Jungo Kasai, Yizhong Wang, Yushi Hu, Mari Ostendorf, Wen-tau Yih, Noah A Smith, Luke Zettlemoyer, Tao Yu

    ACL 2023 Findings
    Super-NaturalInstructions: Generalization via Declarative Instructions on 1600+ NLP Tasks

    Yizhong Wang*, Swaroop Mishra*, Pegah Alipoormolabashi, Yeganeh Kordi et al.

    EMNLP 2022
    Probing Across Time: What Does RoBERTa Know and When?

    Leo Z. Liu*, Yizhong Wang*, Jungo Kasai, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Noah A. Smith

    EMNLP 2021 Findings
    MultiModalQA: Complex Question Answering over Text, Tables and Images

    Alon Talmor, Ori Yoran, Amnon Catav, Dan Lahav, Yizhong Wang, Akari Asai, Gabriel Ilharco, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Jonathan Berant

    Ninth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2021)
    Automated Lay Language Summarization of Biomedical Scientific Reviews

    Yue Guo, Wei Qiu, Yizhong Wang, Trevor Cohen

    Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021)
    LiveQA: A Question Answering Dataset over Sports Live (Best Paper Award)

    Qianying Liu, Sicong Jiang, Yizhong Wang, Sujian Li

    19th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics (CCL 2020)
    Dataset Cartography: Mapping and Diagnosing Datasets with Training Dynamics

    Swabha Swayamdipta, Roy Schwartz, Nicholas Lourie, Yizhong Wang, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Noah A. Smith and Yejin Choi

    2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020)
    Do Neural NLP Models Know Numbers? Probing Numeracy in Embeddings

    Eric Wallace*, Yizhong Wang*, Sujian Li, Sameer Singh and Matt Gardner

    2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019)
    DROP: A Reading Comprehension Benchmark Requiring Discrete Reasoning Over Paragraphs

    Dheeru Dua, Yizhong Wang, Pradeep Dasigi, Gabriel Stanovsky, Sameer Singh and Matt Gardner

    2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2019)
    Toward Fast and Accurate Neural Discourse Segmentation

    Yizhong Wang, Sujian Li and Jingfeng Yang

    2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018)
    Multi-Passage Machine Reading Comprehension with Cross-Passage Answer Verification

    Yizhong Wang, Kai Liu, Jing Liu, Wei He, Yajuan Lyu, Hua Wu, Sujian Li and Haifeng Wang.

    The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018)
    Bag-of-Words as Target for Neural Machine Translation

    Shuming Ma, Xu Sun, Yizhong Wang and Junyang Lin

    The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018)
    DuReader: a Chinese Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset from Real-world Applications

    Wei He, Kai Liu, Yajuan Lyu, Shiqi Zhao, Xinyan Xiao, Yuan Liu, Yizhong Wang, Hua Wu, Qiaoqiao She, Xuan Liu, Tian Wu, Haifeng Wang

    ACL Workshop on Machine Reading for Question Answering, 2018
    Tag-Enhanced Tree-Structured Neural Networks for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification

    Yizhong Wang and Sujian Li, Jingfeng Yang, Xu Sun, Houfeng Wang

    The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017)
    A Two-Stage Parsing Method for Text-level Discourse Analysis (Outstanding Paper Award)

    Yizhong Wang, Sujian Li and Houfeng Wang

    The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017)
    Towards Non-projective High-Order Dependency Parser

    Wenjing Fang, Kenny Q. Zhu, Yizhong Wang and Jia Tan

    The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)

    * indicates equal contribution.