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.
Jun. 2015, our SIGMOD paper "Mining Quality Phrases from Massive Text Corpora" was selected for Yelp Dataset Challenge Award!
Jun. 2015. Receive SIGKDD Student Travel Award.
Jun. 2015. I'm serving as PC for EMNLP 2015.
May 2015, my paper "ClusType: Effective Entity Recognition and Typing by Relation Phrase Clustering" is appected in KDD 2015.
May 2015, I'm the Gold winner of Yahoo!-DAIS Research Excellence Award. Check out my 2014-2015 research summary page
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'm serving as PC for KDD 2015.