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Lixing Zhu

About Me

I am a second-year PhD student in the Computer Science Department, University of Warwick. I do research on Natural Language Processing, with special focuses on dialogue emotion detection and emotion-guided text generation. Currently I am working on neural network architectures for emotion detection on conversations. My supervisor is Prof. Yulan He. Before I started my PhD, I did my MSc degree in computer science at Southeast University. I obtained my BEng degree from Soochow University in computer science prior to this.

Professional Services

Teaching Assistant 2019/20: CS918 Natural Language Processing

Sub-reviewer of EMNLP18

Reviewer of EMNLP19, EMNLP20, Applied Soft Computing


Good at developing data acquisition tools, e.g., crawlers. A crawler for automatic login.

Familiar with probabilistic methods: Latent Dirichlet Allocation, (Collapsed) Gibbs Sampling, Variational Inference, Variational Auto-Encoder, Dirichlet Process, Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, Temporal Point Process.

Publication List

L. Zhu, Y. He and D. Zhou. Hierarchical Viewpoint Discovery from Tweets Using Bayesian Modelling. Expert Systems with Applications, 116:430-438, 2019.

L. Zhu, Y. He and D. Zhou. Neural Opinion Dynamics Model for the Prediction of User-Level Stance Dynamics. Information Processing and Management, 57.2, 2020.

L. Zhu, Y. He and D. Zhou. A General Probabilistic Generative Model for Topic-Word Embedding Learning. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, in press.

L. Zhu, Y. He and D. Zhou. Neural Temporal Opinion Modelling for Opinion Prediction on Twitter. 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Short paper.


Lixing Zhu


Room CS3.27

Department of Computer Science
University of Warwick