Pengshan Cai

PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

profile Amherst, MA
My computing art studio
Neural Nightmare

I study natural language processing, with a specific focus on its application in medical domain. My advisors at the UMass is Hong Yu. Prior to UMass, I worked with Yuanzhuo Wang at Institute of computing technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Yansong Feng at Peking University in knowledge graph completion.

Apart from research, I like making art works using Python (These includes some of my most proud works, come in and take a look!) and cooking, I am also the vocal in a band called Neural Nightmare.


  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst. PhD candidate. Amherst, MA, USA, Sep 2017 - Present
  • Siemens Healthineers. research intern, Princeton, NJ, USA, May 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Baidu Inc. research intern, Beijing, China, May 2018 - Aug 2018
  • Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. MS, Beijing, China, Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • School of Computer Science, Wuhan University. BS, Wuhan, China, Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Publications (* equal contribution)

  • Generating Classical Chinese Poems from Vernacular Chinese, EMNLP 2019

      Zhichao Yang*, Pengshan Cai*, Yansong Feng, Fei Li, Weijiang Feng, Elena Suet-Ying Chiu, Hong Yu

  • Path-Based Attention Neural Model for Fine-Grained Entity Typing, AAAI 2018

      Denghui Zhang, Manling Li, Pengshan Cai, Yantao Jia, Yuanzhuo Wang

  • Coarse to Fine: Diffusing Categories in Wikipedia, WWW 2017

      Pengshan Cai, Yansong Feng, Yantao Jia, Yuanzhuo Wang, Xiaolong Jin, Xueqi Cheng

  • Learning Knowledge Representation Across Knowledge Graphs, AAAI Workshops 2017

      Pengshan Cai*, Wei Li*, Yansong Feng, Yuanzhuo Wang, Yantao Jia