Huihan Li

Hi, my name is Huihan Li. I’m a second-year M.S.E student studying Computer Science in Princeton University. I’m part of the Princeton Natural Language Processing Group, advised by Danqi Chen. I studied Computer Science and Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences at Wellesley College, working with Christine Bassem on human crowdsensing.

I am passionate about Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, and everything about languages. In high school, I competed in International Linguistics Olympiad representing China.

Outside of research, I enjoy all kinds of sports, cooking/baking, and reading.


My research focuses on building agents that understand and use natural languages by learning from human behaviors. As of now, I am especially interested in question answering, instruction tuning, natural language understanding, text generation, etc.

Ongoing and finished projects include:

  • Conversational Question Answering - re-evaluating the current evaluation protocol for Conversational Question Answering models
  • Instruction Understanding - achieving task transfer by training Seq2Seq models to understand natural language instructions


  • Introduction to Programming Systems (COS217). Princeton University
  • Data Structures (CS230). Wellesley College


  • Princeton NLP Group. M.S.E Student. Sept. 2020 - Present
    • Research in Natural Language Processing
    • Advisor: Danqi Chen
  • Wellesley College. Research Assistant. Sept. 2018 - July 2020
    • Research in Mobile Crowdsensing
    • Advisor: Christine Bassem
  • Google. SWE Intern. May 2019 - Aug. 2019
    • Individual engineering project, Shopping Assistant, Natural Language Team
    • Supervisors: Jesse Welch, John Karro

Honors and Awards

  • Siebel Scholars. Princeton University. Sept. 2021
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. Wellesley College. May 2020
  • Durant Scholars magna cum laude. Wellesley College. May 2020

Service and leadership

  • Student Representative on Board of Admission. Wellesley College. Oct. 2019 - May 2020