Short Bio

I am a senior research scientist in Google Research working on natural language processing and data mining. My research aims to assist humans to better interact with AI systems for knowledge acquisition, decision making, and creative thinking.

I completed my Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), advised by Prof. Jiawei Han. Prior to UIUC, I received my bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University IEEE Honored Class, under the supervision of Prof. Xinbing Wang.

What's new!

May 2023 - Two papers about (1) local boosting for weakly supervised learning, and (2) unbiased learning to rank are accepted in KDD 2023.

Apr. 2023 - Three papers about LLMs are accepted in ACL 2023.

Apr. 2023 - One paper on Few-Shot Biomedical Knowledge Fusion is accepted in SIGIR 2023.

Mar. 2023 - One paper on Chain-of-Thought Prompt Understanding is accepted in ICLR 2023 (ME-FoMo Workshop).

Jan. 2023 - Two papers on Explanation-enhanced news headline hallucination detection and Unsupervised Event Chain Mining are accepted in WWW 2023.

Oct. 2022 - My book on Automated Taxonomy Discovery and Exploration is published in Springer Nature.

Oct. 2022 - Together with Dongha Lee, our work on Generation-based Topic Taxonomy Completion is accepted in EMNLP 2022 Findings.

May 2022 - Collaborated with Yunyi Zhang, our work on unsupervised key event discovery is accepted in KDD 2022.

Apr. 2022 - Gave a talk at Brandeis University.

Apr. 2022 - Gave a guest lecture at Virginia Tech CS 5824 Advanced Machine Learning.

Feb. 2022 - Two papers on document-level relation extraction and unsupervised constituency parsing are accepted in ACL 2022.

Feb. 2022 - Gave a guest lecture at Emory University CS 570 Data Mining.

Jan. 2022 - Collaborated with Dongha Lee, our work on Topic Taxonomy Completion has been accepted into WWW 2022.

Sept. 2021 - I have joined Google Research as a research scientist.

Aug. 2021 - Together with Xiaotao Gu, Yu Meng, our tutorial on Automated Taxonomy Discovery and Exploration is accepted into ICDM 2021.

Aug. 2021 - One paper on Open-domain Event Type Induction is accepted into EMNLP 2021 with its implementation in Github.

Area of Interests

My primary areas of interests in research include:

  • Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning

I have also worked on:

  • Interactive Data Visualization
  • Data Wrangling
  • Web Development


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