Xian Li

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist working on Machine Translation at Facebook AI. I earned my PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) advised by James Hendler. Prior to Facebook, I have worked on a variety of machine learning problems at Stitch Fix, Google and Morgan Stanley.


Natural language processing, neural machine translation, multi-lingual models, few shot / zero shot learning

Latest Publications

IWLST - August 2, 2021

FST: the FAIR Speech Translation System for the IWSLT21 Multilingual Shared Task

Yun Tang, Hongyu Gong, Xian Li, Changhan Wang, Juan Pino, Holger Schwenk, Naman Goyal

ACL - August 1, 2021

Improving Speech Translation by Understanding and Learning from the Auxiliary Text Translation Task

Yun Tang, Juan Pino, Xian Li, Changhan Wang, Dmitriy Genzel

ACL - August 1, 2021

Gender Bias Amplification During Speed-Quality Optimization in Neural Machine Translation

Adithya Renduchintala, Denise Diaz, Kenneth Heafield, Xian Li, Mona Diab

NeurIPS - December 6, 2020

Deep Transformers with Latent Depth

Xian Li, Asa Cooper Stickland, Yuqing Tang, Xiang Kong

NeurIPS - December 6, 2020

Cross-lingual Retrieval for Iterative Self-Supervised Training

Chau Tran, Yuqing Tang, Xian Li, Jiatao Gu

WMT - November 25, 2019

Findings of the First Shared Task on Machine Translation Robustness

Xian Li, Paul Michel, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Yonatan Belinkov, Nadir Durrani, Orhan Firat, Philipp Koehn, Graham Neubig, Juan Pino, Hassan Sajjad

EMNLP - November 1, 2019

FlowSeq: Non-Autoregressive Conditional Sequence Generation with Generative Flow

Xuezhe Ma, Chunting Zhou, Xian Li, Graham Neubig, Eduard Hovy

NAACL - June 10, 2019

On Evaluation of Adversarial Perturbations for Sequence-to-Sequence Models

Paul Michel, Xian Li, Graham Neubig, Juan Pino

CHI - May 4, 2019

Design and Evaluation of a Social Media Writing Support Tool for People with Dyslexia

Shaomei Wu, Lindsay Reynolds, Xian Li, Francisco (Paco) Guzman

LREC 2018 - May 7, 2018

A Corpus for Multilingual Document Classification in Eight Languages

Holger Schwenk, Xian Li