I work on language and its applications at BergLab.
By doing so, I believe we can better understand how we human understand and get knowleage from the world (a.k.a. epistemology). I am also interested in interactive learning and language as an interface to solve everyday tasks.

Key words: language understanding, interactive learning, semantic parsing, language acquisition, program synthesis, statistical inference.

Before coming to San Diego, I worked at Facebook AI Research (FAIR) NYC as a resident researcher for one year; before that, I worked with researchers and students from Cornell, Stanford, National University of Singapore, and Fudan University. I also interned at ByteDance AILab and NVIDIA.

I served as committee in EMNLP 2019, NAACL-HLT 2019, ACL 2019, and ACL 2020.

  • 2020/01 - NOW | CSE, Ph.D. student, UC San Diego
  • 2015/06 - 2019/07 | Computer Science, B.S. with honor, Fudan University
  • 2017/01 - 2017/08 | Computer Science, Cornell University
  • 2016/08 - 2016/12 | Computing, National University of Singapore
  • 2013/09 - 2015/06 | Philosophy, Fudan University


  • HackShanghai 2015
    Champion Team (largest hackathon in China)
  • Fudan ACM/ICPC 2015
    Best Female Participant & Second Prize (top 15%)
  • Guangdong (key) Olympiad in Informatics (GDKOI)
    First Prize (top 10%)
  • National Olympiad in Informatics (NOIp)
    First Prize
  • Xiangqian Scholarship (20,000 CNY), 2017
    Shanghai Tangjunyuan Education Foundation
  • Women TechMaker Scholarship (former Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship), 2017
    Google Inc.
  • ITCSC-INC Winter School Scholarship (full reimbursement), 2017
    Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Scholarship for Oversea Visiting Student, 2016
    Fudan University
  • Scholarship for Exchange Undergrad (7000 SGD), 2016
    China Scholarship Council (CSC), declined
  • China National Scholarship (top 2%), twice: 2016, 2015
    Ministry of Education of P.R.China
  • CCF 100 Elite Collegiate Award (top 0.1%), 2016
    China Computer Federation (CCF)
  • Excellent Student (top 1%), 2016
    Fudan University
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship, 2016
  • Fudan Scholarship of Liberal Arts (top 30%), 2014
    Fudan University


"Best of all possible worlds."

I started programming when I was 10 and was admitted by Fudan University through programming contests (Olympiad in Informatics). After two years' wandering journey in Dept. of Philosophy, I eventually shifted back to Computer Science.

I enjoy the general issues of epistemology and probably Plato and Leibniz are my most favorite philosophers.

I am always obsessed with travel around the world. The background photo was taken by my mom in Melbourne, Australia.

I love classical music, especially pieces of Beethoven's. Recently, I started to appreciate many modern composers like Bartók, Stravinsky, R. strauss, and others.

I can speak Cantonese (native), Chinese Mandarin (native) and English, and I am able to read preliminary Ancient Greek and Japanese.

I learned Chinese painting and Ballet for several years when I was a little girl. I also play piano.

The nick name Taineleau is a substring of Fontainebleau because my given name (DANLU, 丹露) is derivated from the Chinese translation of Fontainebleau :).