Hi, I’m Shuyan, a final-year PhD student of the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I am fortunately advised by Professor Graham Neubig. Before that, I received my bachelor degree in Computer Science and Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology.
I work on building autonomous agents that could understand high-level language commands. My goal is to create AI agents that would free human beings from tedious tasks and aid them in better decision makings.
We proposed an intuitive formalism for representing procedures as programs and subsequently applied this concept to broader tasks with large language models (PaL, CoCoGen). We built the first-ever hierarchical procedural knowledge base. To learn from the knowledge base and generate new and previously unseen procedures, we designed DocPrompting that reads the relevant documentation before taking actions. With the belive of “what I don’t measure, I can’t improve”, we built WebArena, a realistic and reproducible environment for building and evaluating autonomous agents that are guided by high-level natural language commands.
I am best reached by email at email@example.com.
Starting Fall 2023, I’m on the job market for academia and industry
* indicates equal contribution, ^ indicates mentorship
WebArena: A Realistic Web Environment for Building Autonomous Agents
Shuyan Zhou*, Frank F. Xu*, Hao Zhu, Xuhui Zhou, Robert Lo, Abishek Sridhar, Xianyi Cheng, Yonatan Bisk, Daniel Fried, Uri Alon, Graham Neubig
Show Me More Details: Discovering Hierarchies of Procedures from Semi-structured Web Data
Shuyan Zhou*, Li Zhang*, Yue Yang, Qing Lyu, Pengcheng Yin, Chris Callison-Burch, Graham Neubig
[Paper] [Code+Data] [Demo]
Procedures as Programs: Hierarchical Control of Situated Agents through Natural Language
Shuyan Zhou, Pengcheng Yin, Graham Neubig
Structured and Unstructured Knowledge Integration Workshop at NAACL, 2022
Improving Robustness of Neural Machine Translation with Multi-task Learning
Shuyan Zhou, Xiangkai Zeng, Yingqi Zhou, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Graham Neubig
Conference on Machine Translation (WMT), 2019
Aggregated Semantic Matching for Short Text Entity Linking
Feng Nie, Shuyan Zhou, Jing Liu, Jinpeng Wang, Chin-Yew Lin, Rong Pan
Master → Ph.D. of Language Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University
2018.08 - Present
Advisor: Graham Neubig
Ph.D. Resident, X, the moonshot factory
2022.05 - 2022.08
Host: Alex Polozov
Research Intern, Microsoft
2020.05 - 2020.08
Host: Kaushik Chakrabarti
B.Eng of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
2014.09 - 2018.06
Research Intern, Microsoft Research Asia
2017.07 - 2018.06
Host: Chin-Yew Lin