Yangqiu Song

I am now an assistant professor at Department of CSE with a joint appointment at Math Department at HKUST. 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

Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Email:  yqsong  #  cse dot ust dot hk

Research Interests: knowledge graph, text mining, information extraction, machine learning.


Code    KnowComp Group Code    Google scholar    DBLP    LinkedIn   Full Publication List

Invited Talks:

2017 Summer: SCUT, PKU. Recent Development of Heterogeneous Information Networks: From Meta-paths to Meta-graphs. [ppt] [pdf]

IJCAI 2016 Workshop on Heterogeneous Information Network Analysis. Incorporating Structured World Knowledge into Unstructured Text via Heterogeneous Information Networks. [ppt] [pdf] (extended abstract [pdf])

ICDM 2015 Workshop on Practical Transfer Learning. Text Classification without Supervision: Incorporating World Knowledge and Domain Adaptation. [ppt] [pdf]

Teaching:

2017 Fall: COMP3211@HKUST Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (Canvas)

2017 Spring: COMP3211@HKUST Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

2016 Fall: COMP6211A@HKUST Topics in Text Mining and Knowledge Graph Construction, Inference, and Applications

2016 Spring: CS472@WVU, Artificial Intelligence

2015 Fall: CS493n@WVU, Big Data Engineering

Group:

PhDs:

Hongliang Dai (PhD student, 2017, B.E. HIT; MPhil ZJU)

Xin Li (PhD student, Fall 2016, B.E. Tongji)

Yan Liang (PhD student, Fall 2016, B.S. THU)

Huiru Xiao (PhD student, Fall 2016, B.S. THU)

Ziqian Zeng (PhD student, Fall 2016, B.E. SCUT, HKPF)

MPhils:

Hongming Zhang (TLE MPhil student, Fall 2016, B.E. HKUST)

Ruixiang Zhang (MPhil student, Fall 2016, B.E., ZJU)

RAs:

Sheng Zhou (Undergraduate Intern, 2017.02-present, HKUST)

Wenxuan Zhou  (Undergraduate Intern, Summer 2017-present, HKUST)

Phoomraphee LUENAM  (Undergraduate Intern, Summer 2017-present, HKUST)

Yingqi Zhou (Undergraduate Intern, 2017.09-present, HKUST)

Hantian Ding (Undergraduate Intern, 2017.09-present, HKUST)

Past students, interns, visitors, collaborators with first employment: 

Zekai J. Gao (2010.12-2011.04, ZJU->Rice), Erik Cambria (2011.03-2011.05, NTU), Xueqing Liu (2011.07-2012.03, THU->UIUC), Shusen Wang (2011.08-2012.03, ZJU->Berkeley), Wen Hua (2012.04-2012.08, RUC->UQ), Xiting Wang (2012.06-2012.11, THU->MSRA), Fangzhao Wu (2012.06-2012.11, THU->MSRA), Chenguang Wang (2014.08-2015.02, PKU->IBM Research-Almaden), Wentian Zhou (Ph.D. candidate, 2015.10-2016.05, WVU), Yiming Zhang (Master, 2016.01-2016.05, WVU), Yichun Yin (RA, 2016-2017, Ph.D. candidate, PKU), He Jiang (RA, 2016-2017, B.E., PKU->Ph.D., USC), Haojie Pan (Undergraduate Intern, Summer 2017, ZJU), Xiaogang Xu (Undergraduate Intern, Summer 2017, ZJU), Jennifer Zou (Undergraduate Intern, Summer 2017, MIT)

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 HIN representation;" Learning with world knowledge as  indirect supervision.

Information extraction (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).

Visual text analytics (TIARA : interactive text topic visualization).

Service:

Journal Editorial Board: Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (2016.07-2019.06)

Journal Guest Editor: IEEE Transaction on Big Data Special Issue on “Knowledge Graphs: Techniques and Applications.”

Journal Reviewer (selected): IEEE TPAMI; IEEE TKDE; IEEE TBD; IEEE SMC-B; IEEE TCybernetics; IEEE TNN; IEEE ITSTM; IEEE IS; ACM TKDD; ACM TIST; ACM TMCCA; JAIR; MLJ; DMKD; IR; PR; PRL; BMC Bioinformatics

Co-Chair:

ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE'11)

Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC’17): Machine Learning Track Area Chair

Senior Program Committee: IJCAI'15; AAAI'18

Program Committee: CIKM'14,17; *SEM'17; NIPS'15-17; ECML/PKDD'11,14-17; KDD'13-17; ACL'13,17; DASFAA'17; AAAI'15-17; SDM'15-17; ICDM'14-16; IJCAI'13,16; ICMLA'07-15; IEEE DSAA'15; ICTAI'11-12,14-15; ACML'13-15; ICML'15; BigComp'15; CIKM'14; CIDM'13-14; COLING'14; SMIR'14; WSDM'14; IEEE-CSE'12-13; RecSys'13; LSRS'13; IUI'13; ParLearning'12-13; LSVA'11; OEDM'09-11; SBNMA'11

Research Sponsors:

HK-UGC, HK-RGC, NSFC 973 Big Data, DARPA LORELEI, Wechat WhatLab.