Hi! I am a first year PhD student at the University of Washington (UW). I am working in the UW NLP group, where I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Mari Ostendorf.

I am primarily interested in Natural Language Processing and Speech Processing. I am now focusing on dialogue systems.

Prior to PhD, I spent my undergrad years at the University of Chicago, where I was advised by Prof. Karen Livescu at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), working on self-supervised learning of speech.

Before focusing on NLP and ML, I also helped applying computational methods in physics. I worked with Dr. Saidur Bakaul at Argonne National Laboratory and Prof. Chuangang Ning at Tsinghua University.


Unsupervised Learning of Hierarchical Conversation Structure
Bo-Ru Lu, Yushi Hu, Hao Cheng, Noah A. Smith, Mari Ostendorf
Preprint 2022

In-Context Learning for Few-Shot Dialogue State Tracking
Yushi Hu, Chia-Hsuan Lee, Tianbao Xie, Tao Yu, Noah A. Smith, Mari Ostendorf
Preprint 2022
[paper] [code] [bibtex]

Acoustic Span Embeddings for Multilingual Query-by-Example Search
Yushi Hu, Shane Settle, Karen Livescu
In IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2021)
[paper] [code] [bibtex] [slides]

Multilingual Jointly Trained Acoustic and Written Word Embeddings
Yushi Hu, Shane Settle, Karen Livescu
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2020
[paper] [code] [bibtex] [slides] [video] [demo]

Freestanding Ferroelectric Bubble Domains
Saidur R Bakaul, Sergei Prokhorenko, Qi Zhang, Yousra Nahas, Yushi Hu, Amanda Petford-Long, Laurent Bellaiche, Nagarajan Valanoor
In Advanced Materials, 2021

A Simple Setup to Measure Muon Lifetime and Electron Energy Spectrum of Muon Decay and its Monte Carlo Simulation
Yushi Hu, Tianye Wang, Yefeng Mei, Zhao Zhang, Chuangang Ning
In 物理与工程, 2016.05
[English version preprint]


  • Research Assistant, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2019 - 2021
  • Machine Learning Engineer Intern, Learnable.ai, Boston, MA, summer 2019
  • Research Intern, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, summer 2018