Short Bio

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Prof. Jiawei Han's Data Mining Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to UIUC, I received my bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, under the supervision of Prof. Xinbing Wang, and I was a member of IEEE Honored Class.

My research focuses on constructing multi-faceted taxonomy from massive unstructured text corpora and enhancing text understanding with constructed taxonomies. My works lay in the intersection of data mining, natural language processing and information retrieval.

What's new!

Sept. 2020 - Two papers on Neural Linguistic Steganography and Joint Entity Set Expansion and Synonym Discovery are accepted into EMNLP 2020

July 2020 - One paper on Multi-Faceted Set Expansion is accepted into ECMLPKDD 2020 and one paper on Personalized Sentiment Analysis is accepted into ICTIR 2020

May 2020 - One paper on Self-supervised Taxonomy Expansion is accepted into KDD 2020 with its PyTorch implementation in Github.

Apr. 2020 - Collaborated with Yunyi Zhang, our work on Probing Language Model for Entity Set Expansion has been accepted into ACL 2020. Its PyTorch implementation is available in Github.

Jan. 2020 - My work on Self-supervised Taxonomy Expansion has been accepted into WWW 2020. Its PyTorch implementation is available in Github.

Jan. 2020 - Collaborated with Jiaxin Huang, our work on Corpus-based Entity Set Expansion has been accepted into WWW 2020.

Mar. 2019 - I am honored to receive 2019-2020 Yunni & Maxine Pao Memorial Fellowship.

Nov. 2018 - My work on Mining Entity Synonym Set with Distant Supervision and Set Representation Learning has been accepted into AAAI 2019. Its PyTorch implementation is available in Github along with the synonym datasets. Full documentations of code are available at here.

Nov. 2018 - Together with Yu Meng, our paper on Weakly-supervised Hierarchical Text Classification has been accepted into AAAI 2019.

Area of Interests

My primary areas of interests in research include:

  • Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Applied Machine Learning

I have also worked on:

  • Interactive Data Visualization
  • Data Wrangling
  • Web Development

Contact

Address Room 2119B, Thomas M. Siebel Center,
201 N. Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
Email js2[at]illinois.edu