Portrait of Jianfeng Gao

Jianfeng Gao

Partner Research Manager


Partner Research Manager in the Deep Learning Group at Microsoft Research AI. IEEE Fellow.

The group’s mission is to advance the state-of-the-art on deep learning and its application to natural language and image understanding, and for making progress on conversational models and methods. Our research interests are:

  • Neural language modeling for natural language understanding and generation. Some ongoing projects are MT-DNN, UniLM, question-answering, long text generation, etc.
  • Neural symbolic computing. Some ongoing projects are relational encoding using Tensor-Product Representations, text-to-code, etc.
  • Vision-language grounding and understanding. Some ongoing projects are vision-language pre-training, vision language navigation, image editing and generation, image commenting and captioning, etc.
  • Conversational AI. Some ongoing projects are conversation learner which enables you to build task-oriented dialog system via machine teaching, ConvLab which is an open-source multi-domain dialog system platform, and response generation for social bots such as
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