I'm an M.S. student studying computer science in the Allen School at the University of Washington. I'm interested in natural language processing, machine learning, and software engineering. I'm a researcher in Noah's Ark and UW NLP where I'm advised by Noah Smith.

Outside of computer science, I enjoy playing violin in the UW Symphony Orchestra and the UW Chamber Music Club. I'm also an avid tennis player.


Unity ML-Agents Toolkit

Using the Unity game engine as a platform for machine learning research.

Sim2Real Training of Autonomous Vehicles

Training a rover to navigate an indoor office environment with a simulator.


Translates English sentences into Bash commands using deep learning.

Automatic Bug Finder

Finds bugs by minimizing patches with delta debugging.

Search Engine

Implemented using a language model and term frequency model.

Digit Recognition

Digit recognition using k-NN, SVMs, and CNNs.

N-Gram Language Models

Implemented with Katz back-off and linear interpolation.

Large Scale Machine Learning

Parallel machine learning algorithms.

Diff Utils

Easily modify unified diff files.


Small game of Pong written using PyGame.

Program Synthesis from Natural Language Using Recurrent Neural Networks

University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering technical report UW-CSE-17-03-01, (Seattle, WA, USA), Mar. 2017

Xi Victoria Lin, Chenglong Wang, Deric Pang, Kevin Vu, Luke Zettlemoyer, and Michael D. Ernst

Evaluating and improving fault localization

In ICSE 2017, Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering, (Buenos Aires, Argentina), May 2017

Spencer Pearson, José Campos, René Just, Gordon Fraser, Rui Abreu, Michael D. Ernst, Deric Pang, and Benjamin Keller

Natural Language Processing

Teaching Assistant

Computer Programming I

Teaching Assistant

Software Design & Implementation

Teaching Assistant

Computer Programming II

Teaching Assistant

Machine Learning

Teaching Assistant

dericp [at]