Wei Xu is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, she was an assistant professor at The Ohio State University since 2016. Xu’s research interests are in natural language processing, machine learning, and social media. Her recent work focuses on designing machine learning models for language generation, paraphrase acquisition, reading and writing assistive technology, semantic similarity models for language understanding. She also worked on crowdsourcing, summarization, and information extraction, especially for noisy user-generated data. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University, B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. She received an NSF CRII Award, a Best Paper Award at COLING 2018, CrowdFlower AI for Everyone Award, Criteo Faculty Research Award, as well as research funds from DARPA and IARPA.