Hi, I am Junkun Chen.

I am a Senior Applied Scientist at Microsoft. I earned my PhD from Oregon State University, under the esteemed guidance of my advisor Prof. Liang Huang. Before that, I was a member of FudanNLP Group, advised by Prof. Xipeng Qiu.

My research interest focuses on Speech and Language Processing, especially Simultaneous Speech Translation.

Contact: junkun [DOT] chen [DOT] cn [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Publication (* denotes equal contribution)

A3T: Alignment-Aware Acoustic and Text Pretraining for Speech Synthesis and Editing [Link]
He Bai, Renjie Zheng, Junkun Chen, Xintong Li, Mingbo Ma, Liang Huang
ICML 2022

PaddleSpeech: An Easy-to-Use All-in-One Speech Toolkit [Link]
Hui Zhang, Tian Yuan, Junkun Chen, Xintong Li, Renjie Zheng, Yuxin Huang, Xiaojie Chen, Enlei Gong, Zeyu Chen, Xiaoguang Hu, Dianhai Yu, Yanjun Ma, Liang Huang
NAACL 2022 Demo (Best Demo Award)

Improving Simultaneous Translation by Incorporating Pseudo-References with Fewer Reorderings [Link]
Junkun Chen*, Renjie Zheng*, Atsuhito Kita, Mingbo Ma,Liang Huang
EMNLP 2021 (short)

SpecRec: An Alternative Solution for Improving End-to-End Speech-to-Text Translation via Spectrogram Reconstruction [Link]
Junkun Chen*, Mingbo Ma*, Renjie Zheng, Liang Huang

Fused Acoustic and Text Encoding for Multimodal Bilingual Pretraining and Speech Translation [Link]
Renjie Zheng*, Junkun Chen*, Mingbo Ma, Liang Huang
ICML 2021

Direct Simultaneous Speech-to-Text Translation Assisted by Synchronized Streaming ASR [Link]
Junkun Chen, Mingbo Ma, Renjie Zheng, Liang Huang
Findings of ACL 2021 (short)

VATEX: A Large-Scale, High-Quality Multilingual Dataset for Video-and-Language Research [Link]
Xin Wang, Jiawei Wu, Junkun Chen, Lei Li, Yuan-Fang Wang, William Yang Wang
ICCV 2019

Meta Multi-task Learning for Sequence Modeling [Link]
Junkun Chen, Xipeng Qiu, Pengfei Liu, Xuanjing Huang
AAAI 2018

Same representation, different attentions: Shareable sentence representation learning from multiple tasks [Link]
Renjie Zheng, Junkun Chen, Xipeng Qiu
IJCAI 2018


  • 2019.9-Now, Oregon State University
    • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    • Advisor: Prof. Liang Huang.
  • 2016.9-2019.6, Fudan University
    • M.Sc in Computer Science
    • Advisor: Prof. Xipeng Qiu.
  • 2012.9-2016.6, Central South University
    • B.E in Computer Science


  • 2020.6-2020.9 & 2021.6-2021.9, Baidu Research, Sunnyvale
  • 2018.6-2019.6, ByteDance AI Lab, Beijing