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Xiaohua Yan
Graduate Student

Language Technologies Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

  • 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh (map)
  • xiaohuay@cs.cmu.edu
  • +1 412 230 6988

  • Hire me!
  • Winter arrives again. I am starting to like it less, but love it more.
  • I am preparing for a submission of my recent research results to ACM TISSEC.
  • Starting from this semester, I would work with Prof. Joy Y. Zhang on the project related to Cyber Security.
  • Hurray! My webpage is finally up. HTML and CSS are fun!
  • Short Bio

    Welcome! I am second-year Master student of Language Technologies Institute of School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently I work as a Research Assistant with Prof. Joy Y. Zhang on early detection of cyber threats using language-based techniques. In my first semester, I worked with Prof. Roni Rosenfeld on modeling the evolution of viral epidemics such as influenza. My research interest lies in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

    I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Nanjing University of Technology, China, major in Information and Computing Science. I was lucky to be able to work with Prof. Jianfeng Shao on the problem of Gene Prediction during my undergrad study. Most of my undergraduate work focused on the identification of gene coding regions on DNA sequences.

    I was born in Suzhou, China, which I think is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You can also find me on and .

    In order to survive in the ocean of papers and codes, I play basketball and some guitar during spare time. Steve Nash was my favorite basketball player before I became a hardcore fan of Jeremy Lin because of his miracle nights in February 2012.

    Despite my scientific persuit, I love rock 'n' roll music . If you are the same with me, do check the amazing Chinese band called Omnipotent Youth Society. Another interesting thing about them is that they come from a Chinese city named , whose literal translation is Rock Home Town. I am also a fan of the British band OASIS.

    My favorite novel is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Kotaro Oshio is my favorite acoustic guitarist.
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