Yongqiang Wang

Research Scientist

I joined Facebook in January 2017 as a research scientist. I am currently a tech lead driving the research and development of speech recognition technology for Facebook community.
Prior to joining Facebook, I was a speech scientist working on improving the Cortana experience in Microsoft since January 2014. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge.


Speech recognition, machine learning at scale.

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Interspeech - October 26, 2020

Weak-Attention Suppression For Transformer Based Speech Recognition

Yangyang Shi, Yongqiang Wang, Chunyang Wu, Christian Fuegen, Frank Zhang, Duc Le, Ching-Feng Yeh, Michael L. Seltzer

ICASSP - May 4, 2020

Transformer-based Acoustic Modeling for Hybrid Speech Recognition

Yongqiang Wang, Abdelrahman Mohamed, Duc Le, Chunxi Liu, Alex Xiao, Jay Mahadeokar, Hongzhao Huang, Andros Tjandra, Xiaohui Zhang, Frank Zhang, Christian Fuegen, Geoffrey Zweig, Michael L. Seltzer

ICASSP - May 4, 2020

Training ASR models by Generation of Contextual Information

Kritika Singh, Dmytro Okhonko, Jun Liu, Yongqiang Wang, Frank Zhang, Ross Girshick, Sergey Edunov, Fuchun Peng, Yatharth Saraf, Geoffrey Zweig, Abdelrahman Mohamed

ICASSP - May 4, 2020

Deja-vu: Double feature presentation in deep transformer networks

Andros Tjandra, Chunxi Liu, Frank Zhang, Xiaohui Zhang, Yongqiang Wang, Gabriel Synnaeve, Satoshi Nakamura, Geoffrey Zweig

Interspeech - September 16, 2019

Joint Grapheme and Phoneme Embeddings for Contextual End-to-End ASR

Zhehuai Chen, Mahaveer Jain, Yongqiang Wang, Michael L. Seltzer, Christian Fuegen

ICASSP 2018 - April 15, 2018

Towards End-to-End Spoken Language Understanding

Dmitriy Serdyuk, Yongqiang Wang, Christian Fuegen, Anuj Kumar, Baiyang Liu, Yoshua Bengio