Currently I am a first-year graduate student at Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. My research interest lies in Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Supervised by Professor Jamie Callan and Chenyan Xiong, I am working on Entity Retreival in the Web of Data using Knowledge Graphs. Before coming to CMU, I received my Bachelor's degree (CS) from Nanjing University, where I focused on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining.

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2015/08 - present Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Master in Intelligent Information System at LTI , SCS
Advisor: Professor Jamie Callan
2011/09 - 2015/06 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Bachelor in Computer Science in Department of Computer Science
Participant of the National Elite Program
GPA: 90/100; Rank: 1/20; Three Elite Program Scholarships.
Thesis: Question Classification with Multiple Kernel Learning
2014/08 - 2014/09 Oxford Summer Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Participant of the Natural Science Program


2015/09 - Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Entity Ranking based on Knowledge Bases
Advisor: Professor Jamie Callan
We propose to improve entity retrieval performance with Learning to Ranking (LeToR) framework, where we mainly focus on SVM rank and ListMLE learning algorithms. We are currently focusing on a short paper for this work.
2013/09 - 2015/06
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Question Classification with Multiple Kernel Learning
Advisor: Associate Professor Xinyu Dai
We studied and implemented different tree kernels to integrate syntactic features of question text, which were then incorporated as basis-kernels in MKL algorithms to build multi-kernel classifiers. Experiemnts indicated that our multi-kernel classifier outperformed most single-kernel classifiers.

SinaMicroblog-based Chinese Social Media Mining
We developed a fast crawler to retrieve posts in personal social network using open API, and analyzed social data with NLP and machine learning algorithms. A D3.js-based platform was built to visualize the analysis results.
2012/05 - 2013/05
WebSoft Group, NJU
Ontology Based Recommender System
Advisor: Professor Yuzhong Qu
We developed an item-based collaborative recommendation system based on semantic ontologies.


2014/09 - 2015/01
Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Computer System, Nanjing University
Assisted Professor Chunfeng Yuen by preparing project slides and guiding sophomore with course project.


  • Program Languages: C/C++, MATLAB, Python, Java, LATEX, HTML5

  • Operating Systems: MacOS, Windows, Ubuntu, Debian

  • Fundamentals: Algorithm Design and Analysis, TCP/IP Network, Unix/Linux