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Rui Dong

PhD Student

Rui Dong


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
472 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115


  • MS in Computer Science, Fudan University – China
  • BE in Information Technology, East China Normal University – China

About Me

  • Hometown: China
  • Field of Study: Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning
  • PhD Advisor:  David A. Smith


Rui Dong is a PhD student in Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor David A. Smith. Rui’s research areas include machine learning and natural language processing, and she is in the Natural Language Processing Research Group at Northeastern. She spent her undergraduate studies at the East China Normal University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in information science and technology in July of 2011. She received her master’s degree from Fudan University’s School of Computer Science, in July of 2014.

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am mainly working on OCR post-processing.

What are your research interests?

I am interested in designing neural models for text error correction.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would like to improve the quality of the output from OCR softwares to make more historical documents available to be studied with machine learning methods.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The most interest aspect is to design unsupervised methods to correct the OCR output and save both time and human efforts of annotating the data.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I would like to work in a research lab or in universities to continue my research after I graduate.