Email: xren7 [at] illinois [dot] edu
2119, Siebel Center for Computer Science
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
I'm starting my fourth year as a Ph.D. student in CS, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My adviser is Prof. Jiawei Han. Before joining UIUC, I received my Bachelor's degree from CS, Zhejiang University in 2012.
I enjoy discovering principles and developing computational models for knowledge acquisition from text data and structure analysis on linked data. I like to design data-driven methods to discover semantic structures (e.g., entities, scientific concepts, clusters, relationships) from massive text corpora.
ClusType, an automatic, distantly-supervised entity recognition and typing tool designed for massive, domain-specifc corpora, is available now. A tutorial and a research paper will be presented in KDD'15.
Jun. 2015, our phrase mining work, SegPhrase, was selected for Yelp Dataset Challenge Award! The paper was presented in SIGMOD'15.
Jun. 2015. Receive SIGKDD Student Travel Award.
Jun. 2015. I'm serving as PC for EMNLP 2015.
May 2015, I'm the Gold winner of Yahoo!-DAIS Research Excellence Award. Check out my 2014-2015 research summary page
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'm serving as PC for KDD 2015.