Ruiyang Ren is a M.Eng. candidate of Big Data Science and Engineering at Renmin University of China (RUC). His supervisor is Prof. Ji-Rong Wen and Wayne Xin Zhao. Prior to RUC, he completed his B.Eng. 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 May 2021)

Selected Publications

Conference and Journal Papers

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

Selected Awards

  • 2020, National Scholarship for Graduate Students of China (Highest National Scholarship)
  • 2020, SIGIR Student Travel Grant
  • 2020, Graduate Student First-class Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China
  • 2020, 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 Open Domain Question Answering with Dr. Jing Liu


Conference Program Committee Member

  • 2020, China Multimedia Conference (ChinaMM)

Conference Volunteer

  • 2019, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)