Database and Information Systems Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
my CV (last updated Sep., 2016)
I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in CS@Illinois, a member of Data Mining Research Group leaded by Professor Jiawei Han, and a Google PhD Fellow. I have close collaboration with Professor Ji Heng in RPI and Dr. Clare R. Voss in US Army Research Lab. Before that, I received Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in 2012.
My thesis research is on Data-Driven Text Structure Extraction. I develope methods that are domain-independent, language-independent, distantly-supervised and scalable to mine various structures (phrases, entities, relations) from massive text data. This yields schema-rich databases/information networks, from which human can derive knowledge by applying different data mining functions (ranking, link prediction, classification, clustering).
In the past, I am lucky to work with Kuansan Wang and Yuanhua Lv at ISRC, and Surajit Chaudhuri and Tao Cheng (now at Pinterest) at DMX, in Microsoft Research. I spent the summer of 2016 at Pinterest. Dr. Cong Yu is my Fellowship mentor at Google Research. I am honored to receive Outstanding Graduate Student Award from UIUC, Yahoo!-DAIS Research Excellence Award, and Microsoft Young Fellowship from Microsoft Research.