Ph.D. Candidate

Data Mining Research Group
Database and Information Systems Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Email: xren7 [at] illinois [dot] edu
  • 2119, Siebel Center for Computer Science
  • 201 N. Goodwin Ave.
  • Urbana, IL, 61801, USA


  • About Me

    I'm now a third year Ph.D. candidate in Database and Information Systems Laboratory (DAIS), Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My adviser is Prof. Jiawei Han. Before joining UIUC, I received my Bachelor's degree from Department of Computer Science, Zhejiang University in 2012.

    Research Interests

    I enjoy discovering principles and developing computational models for knowledge acquisition from text data and structure analysis on network data. I am especially interested in discovering semantic structures from massive text corpora for construction of strutured information networks.

    What's New

  • April 2015, check out my 2014-2015 research summary page for Yahoo!-DAIS Research Excellence Award competition!
  • April 2015, our tutorial "Automatic Entity Recognition and Typing from Massive Text Corpora: A Phrase and Network Mining Approach" is accepted in KDD 2015!
  • April 2015, it's my honor to receive C. L. and Jane W.-S. Liu Award (given to one gradudate student in Computer Science Department at UIUC every year for his/her exceptional research promise).
  • March 2015, I will present my WWW 2015 work in Florence, Italy (May 18-22).
  • March 2015, I'm serving as PC for KDD 2015.
  • March 2015, I will intern at ISRC group, MSR Redmond this summer!

  • Last Modified: 05/01/2015