Yubo Xie

Yubo Xie

Ph.D. Student
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Postal Address
BC 144 (Bâtiment BC)
Station 14, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 69 31203
Email: yubo dot xie at epfl dot ch

Research Interests

Dialog Systems, Computational Humor, Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning

About My Research

My research is mainly focused on human-computer interaction and natural language processing, with special interest in developing open-domain dialog systems that are more human-like. I have been active in the field of affective computing and its integration with chatbots to generate more empathetic responses. My recent work also involves verbal humor recognition using large-scale pre-trained language models.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). September 2017 – Present.
  • M.S. in Computer Science. University of California, San Diego (UCSD). September 2015 – December 2016.
  • B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). September 2011 – June 2015.