Portrait of Jianfeng Gao

Jianfeng Gao

Distinguished Scientist & Vice President


Distinguished Scientist & Vice President at Microsoft Research. IEEE Fellow. ACM Distinguished Member.

I am leading the Deep Learning Group. 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, DeBERTa, question-answering, long text generation, etc.
  • Neural symbolic computing. We are developing next-generation architectures to bridge gap between neural and symbolic representations with neural symbols. Some ongoing projects are relational encoding using Tensor-Product Representations, AI for Code, etc.
  • Vision-language grounding and understanding. Some ongoing projects are vision-language pre-training, OSCAR, VIVO, VinVL, vision language navigation, image editing and generation, image commenting and captioning, etc.
  • Conversational AI. Some ongoing projects
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