Cong Yu

VP Engineering (AI/ML)

Celonis AI Group (CeloAI)

One World Trade Center, New York, NY 10006

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Brief Introduction:

I run the Celonis AI Group (CeloAI) focusing on delivering AI/ML driven product capabilities and customer solutions to make enterprises more efficient in their operations and better in decision making. The group has its main presence in New York City (WTC) and Munich, as well as remote offices across US and Germany.

We are looking for highly motivated Machine Learning and infrastructure engineers and scientists to join our team! If you are a recent PhD graduate in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Operations Research, please ping me.

Previously, I was a Principal (Research) Scientist / Research Director at Google Research NYC from September 2010 to July 2022, leading the NYSD/Beacon Research Group, and taught at NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. My main research interests are structured data exploration and mining, computational journalism and fact checking, applied machine learning, and scalable data analysis. I was with Yahoo! Research NYC, from July 2007 to September 2010, working on data mining, information extraction and social recommendation.

I have published extensively and was the conference keynote speaker for VLDB 2019.

I graduated from the Database Group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering under Prof. H. V. Jagadish.

I am a devoted Michigan Wolverines fan.

Visiting Professors I hosted:

Google Research: Luis Gravano; Zachary Ives (Hosted by Alon Halevy, based in NYC); Laks Lakshmanan

PhD Interns I mentored:

Alban Galland (Hos ted by Sihem Amer-Yahia, INRIA, DGCIS);

Jian Huang (Penn State, Google,;

Arnab Nandi (Michigan, Ohio State);

Lujun Fang (Michigan, Google);

Herald Kllapi (Univ. of Athens, Google);

Zhepeng (Allen) Yan (UPenn, Google);

You (Will) Wu (Duke, Google);

Sara Magliacane (VU University Amsterdam);

Jialu Liu (UIUC, Google);

Fernando Chirigati (Hosted by Flip Korn, NYU);

Huan Gui (UIUC, Facebook, Google);

Yudian Zheng (HKU);

Jingbo Shang (UIUC);

Silu Huang

Erich Zhu

Xiaotao Gu

Anjalie Field

Jiaming Shen

Pepa Atanasova

Richard Pang

Jiaxing Huang

Junru Wu