Welcome to Shanbo's Website

This is Shanbo’s Personal Webpage. See more. Github


I am now a Senior Algorithm Engineer of MIT (Machine Intelligent Technology), DAMO (Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum, and Outlook), Alibaba.

I was an Assistant Researcher of Sogou, which is, the largest Input Method Editor, IME, the 2nd largest Search Engine, and a leading Artifitial Intelligence company in China.


I recieved my Bachelor’s Degree of Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University in 2013.

I recieved my Master’s Degree of Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University in 2016. This is my personal homepage within the official website of NLP group, NJU.

I was a member of Natural Language Processing, NLP Research Group during 2013 ~ 2016. Prof. Jiajun Chen and Assistant Researcher, Shujian Huang are my supervisors.

Open-source Projects

  1. I’m one of the developers of Nematus, an open-source Neural Machine Translation System based on Theano.
  2. I’m one of the developers of Platoon, an open-source Multi-node, Multi-GPU mini framework for Theano.
  3. I’m one of the developers of Tensor2tensor, state-of-the-art library of deep learning models and datasets designed to make deep learning more accessible and accelerate ML research.

Other Projects

  2. I did my work on CWMT 2017, The 13th China Workshop on Machine Translation, and WMT 2017, EMNLP 2017 SECOND CONFERENCE ON MACHINE TRANSLATION (WMT17).
    • NEWS!!! We ranked 1st in the Chinese to English news translation task in WMT 2017 (SogouKnowing).
  3. I’m one of the developers of Statistical Machine Translation of NLP group, Nanjing University.
  4. I’m the major developer of Interactive Machine Translation of NLP group, Nanjing University.
  5. I’m one of the developers of word normalization project, which aims at normalizing those un-standard words or phrases in a search query into standard expressions.

Research Interests

My research interests including:

- Natural Language Processing
    - Neural Machine Translation
    - Statistical Machine Translation
    - Interactive Machine Translation
    - Text Mining
    - ...

- Deep Learning 
    - Recurrent/ Recursive Neural Network
    - Convolutional Neural Network
    - Restricted Boltzmann Machine
    - ...

Publications [Sorted by year]

  1. Wang Y, Cheng S, Jiang L, et al. Sogou neural machine translation systems for wmt17[C]//Proceedings of the Second Conference on Machine Translation. 2017: 410-415.
  2. Tang X, Cheng S, Do L, et al. Improving Multilingual Semantic Textual Similarity with Shared Sentence Encoder for Low-resource Languages[J]. arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.08740, 2018.
  3. Deng Y, Cheng S, Lu J, et al. Alibaba’s Neural Machine Translation Systems for WMT18[C]//Proceedings of the Third Conference on Machine Translation: Shared Task Papers. 2018: 368-376.
  4. Cheng S, Huang S, Chen H, et al. PRIMT: a pick-revise framework for interactive machine translation[C]//Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. 2016: 1240-1249.


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