I am a first year CS PhD at UC Santa Barbara, advised by William Wang and Miguel Eckstein, at Natural Language Processing Group and Vision and Image Understanding Lab. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University, advised by Deng Cai and Mingli Song .

My current research focuses on Vision and Language (grounding, multi-modal, embodied agent) that connect human and robots.


MIC: Model-agnostic Integrated Cross-channel Recommenders

Yujie Lu*, Ping Nie*, Ruobing Xie, William Wang, Yi Ren

The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2022 (* indicates equal contribution)

Imagination-Augmented Natural Language Understanding

Yujie Lu, Wanrong Zhu, Xin Eric Wang, Miguel Eckstein, William Yang Wang,

North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), Oral Presentation, 2022

Re4: Learning to Re-contrast, Re-attend, Re-construct for Multi-interest Recommendation

Shengyu Zhang, Lingxiao Yang, Dong Yao, Yujie Lu, Fuli Feng, Zhou Zhao, Tat-Seng Chua, Fei Wu

The Web Conference (WWW), 2022

Future-Aware Diverse Trends Framework for Recommendation

Yujie Lu, Shengyu Zhang, Yingxuan Huang, Luyao Wang, Xinyao Yu, Zhou Zhao, Fei Wu

The Web Conference (WWW), 2021

CLOUD: Contrastive Learning of Unsupervised Dynamics

Yujie Lu*, Jianren Wang*, Hang Zhao

The Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020 (* indicates equal contribution)


Neuro-Symbolic Causal Language Planning with Commonsense Prompting

Yujie Lu, Weixi Feng, Wanrong Zhu, Wenda Xu, Xin Eric Wang, Miguel Eckstein, William Yang Wang

Curiosity Driven Self-supervised Tactile Exploration of Unknown Objects

Yujie Lu*, Jianren Wang*, Vikash Kumar


  • 2022, Research Intern, Microsoft Research
    Advisor: Oriana Riva
  • 2019-2021, Applied Researcher, Tencent
  • 2019, Research Assistant, Digital Media Computing & Design Lab, Zhejiang University
    Advisor: Zhou Zhao
  • 2019, Research Intern, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    Advisor: David Held
  • 2018, Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2018, Research Intern, FABU Technology Co., Ltd.
    Advisor: Deng Cai
  • 2018, Software Engineer Intern, Tencent
  • 2017, Game Developer Intern, NetEase
  • 2016, Research Assistant, Visual Intelligence and Pattern Analysis, Zhejiang University
    Advisor: Mingli Song
  • Talks

  • Paper Presentation at NAACL. 07/2022 [Slides to be released.]
  • Invited Talk at When CV Meets NLP. 05/2022 [Slides and video to be released.]
  • Seminar Presentation at UCSB NLP Group. 05/2022 [Slides to be released.]
  • Seminar Presentation at UCSB NLP Group. 10/2021 [Slides to be released.]
  • Research Presentation at Tencent. 09/2021 [Slides to be released.]
  • Paper Presentation at WWW 2021. 2021/04 [Video]
  • Services

  • Organizer: SoCalNLP 2022 [Website].
  • Program Committee Member: ICML2022(Pre-training), NAACL2022 SUKI.
  • Conference Reviewer: ACL ARR, ECCV, EMNLP.
  • Robert Noyce Fellow.
  • UCSB Faculty Recruitment CS Grad Representative.
  • Dancer

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