Lucy Lu Wang

Assistant Professor, UW iSchool

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Mary Gates Hall 330G

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98105

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School. I am also Adjunct in Computer Science & Engineering and Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, as well as a Visiting Scientist at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2). My research asks whether AI and natural language processing techniques can make sense of scientific output and help people make better health-related decisions.

I was previously a Postdoctoral Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI in the Semantic Scholar research group. I completed my PhD in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington.

My CV: pdf

news

May 23, 2023 New preprints! “APPLS: A Meta-evaluation Testbed for Plain Language Summarization” led by Yue Guo, and our ACL’23 paper “Automated Metrics for Medical Multi-Document Summarization Disagree with Human Evaluations” are now up on arXiv.
May 6, 2023 Had a blast attending EACL in Dubrovnik! I gave a talk at the FEVER workshop: “Can scientific fact checking help us do better science?”
May 2, 2023 Our paper “Automated Metrics for Medical Multi-Document Summarization Disagree with Human Evaluations” has been accepted to ACL 2023! We introduce a dataset of human annotations and metrics analyses as a follow on to the MSLR shared task. Preprint forthcoming!
Apr 7, 2023 Gave a talk on “Biomedical Evidence Extraction and Synthesis” at the School of Information Sciences, UIUC.
Apr 3, 2023 Gave a talk on “Incorporating external knowledge for clinical outcome prediction” at the UW Institute for Medical Data Science Seminar.

select recent publications

  1. APPLS: A Meta-evaluation Testbed for Plain Language Summarization
    Yue Guo, Tal August, Gondy Leroy, Trevor Cohen, and Lucy Lu Wang
    arXiv May 2023
  2. Automated Metrics for Medical Multi-Document Summarization Disagree with Human Evaluations
    Lucy Lu Wang, Yulia Otmakhova, Jay DeYoung, Thinh Hung Truong, Bailey E Kuehl, Erin Bransom, and Byron C Wallace
    In ACL Jul 2023
  3. Paper Plain: Making Medical Research Papers Approachable to Healthcare Consumers with Natural Language Processing
    Tal August, Lucy Lu Wang, Jonathan Bragg, Marti A Hearst, Andrew Head, and Kyle Lo
    Transactions of CHI Apr 2023
  4. Exploring the Challenges of Open Domain Multi-Document Summarization
    John Giorgi, Luca Soldaini, Bo Wang, Gary Bader, Kyle Lo, Lucy Lu Wang, and Arman Cohan
    arXiv Dec 2022
  5. SciFact-Open: Towards open-domain scientific claim verification
    David Wadden, Kyle Lo, Bailey Kuehl, Arman Cohan, Iz Beltagy, Lucy Lu Wang, and Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    In EMNLP Findings Dec 2022