Ruiyang Ren is a 1st-year Ph.D. student of Artificial Intellegence at Gaoling School of Artificial Intellegence, Renmin University of China (RUC). His supervisor is Prof. Wayne Xin Zhao. He completed his M.S. at School of Information, RUC., and B.S. of Computer Science and Technology at Taishan College, Shandong University (2019). His current research interests include natural language processing and information retrieval.

My [CV] (updated in Dec 2021)

Selected Publications

Conference and Journal Papers

  • TOME: A Two-stage Approach for Model-based Retrieval
    Ruiyang Ren, Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Liu, Hua Wu, Ji-Rong Wen and Haifeng Wang
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’2023)
  • RocketQAv2: A Joint Training Method for Dense Passage Retrieval and Passage Re-ranking
    Ruiyang Ren, Yingqi Qu, Jing Liu, Wayne Xin Zhao, Qiaoqiao She, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang and Ji-Rong Wen
    The 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP’2021) [Paper] [Code]
  • PAIR: Leveraging Passage-Centric Similarity Relation for Improving Dense Passage Retrieval
    Ruiyang Ren, Shangwen Lv, Yingqi Qu, Jing Liu, Wayne Xin Zhao, Qiaoqiao She, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang and Ji-Rong Wen
    Findings of Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Findings of ACL’2021) [Paper] [Code]
  • RocketQA: An Optimized Training Approach to Dense Passage Retrieval for OpenDomain Question Answering
    Yingqi Qu, Yuchen Ding, Jing Liu, Kai Liu, Ruiyang Ren, Wayne Xin Zhao, Daxiang Dong, Hua Wu and Haifeng Wang
    Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics & the 3rd Workshop on Machine Reading for Question Answering (NAACL’2021 & EMNLP’2021 Workshop) [Paper] [Code]
  • Fine-Grained Privacy Detection with Graph-Regularized Hierarchical Attentive Representation Learning
    Xiaolin Chen, Xuemeng Song, Ruiyang Ren, Lei Zhu, Zhiyong Cheng and Liqiang Nie
    ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS’2020) [Paper] [Code]
  • Sequential Recommendation with Self-Attentive Multi-Adversarial Network
    Ruiyang Ren, Zhaoyang Liu, Yaliang Li, Wayne Xin Zhao, Hui Wang, Bolin Ding and Ji-Rong Wen
    43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’2020) [Paper] [Code]

Selected Awards

  • 2021, Academic Rising Star candidate, Renmin University of China
  • 2020, National Scholarship for Graduate Students of China (Highest National Scholarship)
  • 2020, SIGIR Student Travel Grant
  • 2020,2021, Graduate Student First-class Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China
  • 2020,2021, Merit Student, Renmin University of China
  • 2013, First Prize of National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces (NOIP) in Hebei Province


  • 2020.5 – Now, Research Intern, NLP Department, Baidu
    Worked on dense retrieval and re-ranking with Dr. Jing Liu


Program Commitee Member/Reviewer


Conference Volunteer

  • 2019, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
  • 2020,2021 Fall, Teaching Assistant, Statistical Product and Service Solutions Application (for undergraduate students in RUC)
  • 2020,2021 Spring, Teaching Assistant, Information Technology Fundamentals (for undergraduate students in RUC)