Recent News (last 12 months)

[May, 2022] Accepted invitation to serve as a member of the Senior Program Committee for AAAI ICWSM 2023
[April 7, 2022] Three papers accepted to NAACL 2022, one paper accpeted to Findings of the NAACL 2022
[April 2022] PhD student Ruibo Liu to start a summer 2022 internship at Google Brain
[April 2022] PhD student Xiaobo Guo to start a summer 2022 internship at Amazon Research
[April 2022] PhD student Yiren Jian to start a summer 2022 internship at Snap Research, Creative Vision Group
[April 2022] PhD student Yuansheng Xie to start a summer 2022 internship at Capital One, Data Science
[March 18, 2022] Two papers accepted to AAAI ICWSM 2022
[Feburary 28, 2022] Our paper, "EnCBP: A New Benchmark Dataset for Finer-Grained Cultural Background Prediction in English", has been accepted to The Findings of ACL 2022
[Feburary 3, 2022] Accepted invitation to serve on the program committee of NAACL 2022 workshop on HCI + NLP
[January, 2022] Accepted invitation to serve on the review committee of ICML 2022
[January 21, 2022] Two papers accepted to ICLR 2022
[January 20, 2022] An extension of our AAAI 2021 paper that won the best paper award has been published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence
[December, 2021] Accepted invitation to serve as a member of the Senior Program Committee for AAAI ICWSM 2022, January Cycle
[November 26, 2021] Our paper, titled "Dynamic Structural Role Node Embedding for User Modeling in Evolving Networks" has been published in the ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS)
[October 2021] Accepted invitation to serve on the Program Committee for the ACM Web Conference (WebConf) 2022
[October 2021] Our paper, titled "Feature Selection for Multivariate Time Series via Network Pruning" has been accepted to the ICDM 2021 workshop on Systematic Feature Engineering for Time-Series Data Mining (SFE-TSDM)
[October 6, 2021] Accepted invitation to serve on the Program Committee for IJCAI-ECAI 2022
[September 15, 2021] Our paper, titled "SymptomID: A Framework for Rapid Symptom Identification in Pandemics Using News Reports" has been published in the ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS)
[September 5, 2021] Accepted invitation to serve on the Program Committee of AAAI 2022
[September 2021] Serving on the Curriculum Committee of the CS department for 2021-2022
[August 26, 2021] Our paper, titled "GradTS: A Gradient-Based Automatic Auxiliary Task Selection Method Based on Transformer Networks" has been accepted to EMNLP 2021
[August 18, 2021] Selected as a finalist for Facebook's research award for Statistics for Improving Insights, Models, and Decisions
[August 16, 2021] Our paper, titled "Using impression data to improve models of online social influence" has been published in the journal Scientific Reports
[August 10, 2021] Two papers accepted to CIKM 2021
[June 2021] Accepted invitation to serve on the Program Committee of the 6th Workshop on Noisy User-Generated Text (W-NUT), co-located with EMNLP 2021
[June 14, 2021] One paper published in the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
[June 11, 2021] Congratulations to MMS undergraduate student Yakoob Khan for winning the John G. Kemeny Computing Prize for Innovation for 2021
[May 27, 2021] Congratulations to MMS Ph.D. student Ruibo Liu for winning the 2nd Neukom Prize for Outstanding Graduate Research in Computational Science for 2021
[May 27, 2021] Congratulations to MMS undergraduate student Yakoob Khan for winning the 2nd Neukom Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Computational Science for 2021
[May 6, 2021] Two papers accepted to ACL 2021
[May 6, 2021] Two papers accepted to Findings of ACL
[May 5, 2021] Accepted invitation to serve on the Program Committee of the KDD Workshop on Data-driven Humanitarian Mapping
[April 2021] Two papers at SemEval 2021 (Tasks 1 and 5)
[April 2021] PhD student Ruibo Liu to start a summer 2021 internship at Microsoft Research