Yangqiu Song

I am now an assistant professor at Department of CSE with a joint appointment at Math Department at HKUST, associate director of WeChat-HKUST Joint Lab on Artificial Intelligence Technology WHATLab and HKUST-WeBank Joint Lab.

I was an assistant professor at Lane Department of CSEE at WVU (2015-2016); a post-doc researcher at UIUC (2013-2015), a post-doc researcher at HKUST and visiting researcher at Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong (2012-2013); an associate researcher at Microsoft Research Asia (2010-2012); a staff researcher at IBM Research-China  (2009-2010). I received my B.E. and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in July 2003 and January 2009. I also worked as interns at Google in 2007-2008 and at IBM Research-China in 2006-2007.

Office: Room 3518

HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Email:  yqsong  #  cse dot ust dot hk

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Graph, Information Networks.

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Recent Research Topics (Full Publication List):

World knowledge inference and learning (Survey Preliminary Version).

1. Text classification without supervision; Learning with "flat world knowledge feature representation" and domain adaptation.

2. Classical learning problems with "structural representation;" Learning with world knowledge as  indirect supervision.

Information extraction (ASER (activities, states, events, and their relations); Situation frame detection from low-resource languages:  LoReHLT 2016,  LoReHLT 2017; Event extraction from news: ACE 2005, TAC KBP 2014TAC KBP 2015; Discourse parser: CoNLL Shared Task 2015).

Short text conceptualization with Web-scale concept knowledge base  (Probase: a probabilistic knowledge base about open domain concepts extracted from 1.68 billion Web documents, data download and exploration: link).


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