About Me


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Not everything comes natural to us, but maybe language does

Man has an instinctive tendency to speak, as we see in the babble of our young children, while no child has an instinctive tendency to bake, brew or write. —Charles Darwin

Research Interest

Mining knowledge from unlabeled text, then using such knowledge to enhance Natural Language Understanding

Education

  • September 2016 - Present

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (UIUC)

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Expected 2021
    • Advisor: Prof. Jiawei Han
    • GPA : 4.0/4.0
    • Rank: Top1%
  • September 2012 - June 2016

    UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA (USTC)

    • B.E. in Computer Science
    • Advisor: Prof. Linli Xu
    • Major GPA : 3.93/4.3
    • Rank: Top5%

Professional Experience

  • September 2016 - Present

    Data Mining Group @ UIUC

    • Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Jiawei Han
  • July 2015 - May 2016

    Social Computing Group @ MICROSOFT RESEARCH ASIA

    • Intern, Advisor: Dr. Ruihua Song
  • October 2013 - June 2015

    Laboratory of Semantic Computing and Data Mining @ USTC

    • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Linli Xu
  • April 2013 - May 2015

    National Student Innovation Tranining Program @ USTC

    • Project Leader, Advisor: Prof. Kai Xing

Awards

  • Guo Moruo Scholarship (2015)
    • the Highest Honor for students at USTC
  • Google Excellence Scholarship (2015)
    • only 58 students shortlisted Nationwide
  • ICDM Travel Award (2015)
  • Samsung Scholarship (2015)
  • Tencent Innovative Scholarship (2014)
  • Seagate Scholarship (2013)
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Students(2013)
  • Scholarship for Outstanding New Students(2012)

Competition Experience

  • WSDM Cup 2017, Vandalism Detection Task
    • 3th place