I'm an assistant professor at University of Memphis. I obtained Ph.D. in Information Science (advised by Dr. Michael J. Paul and Prof. Robin Burke) @ the University of Colorado Boulder. My current research interest is in trustworthy NLP, model robustness, privacy, & transfer learning, with applications in health informatics & fairness-aware healthcare.
Email me if you plan to work with me. Multiple PhD positions with Graduate Assistantship are available for Fall 2024.
Paid research projects for undergraduate students are available. Please email me with your CV and unofficial transcripts. US citizen or permanent residents are required.
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2023 - 12 I will serve in an NSF panel in 2024.
2023 - 11
I will serve in an NSF panel.
A collaborative work with St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Natural Language Processing with Machine Learning Methods to Analyze Unstructured Patient-Reported Outcomes Derived from Electronic Health Records: A Systematic Review, has been accepted by Artificial Intelligence In Medicine. [LINK]
I have received an internal research grant ($5K) to strengthen AI computing and security services.
2023 - 10 I gave an invited talk of "Towards Trustworthy Natural Language Processing for Biomedical Research" at the Frank M. Norfleet Forum for regional biomedical researchers. [LINK]
2023 - 11 I gave a remote talk at the Emory University.
2023 - 09 I have received an NSF award to acquire a GPU cluster for the whole Mid-South / Delta Region (LINK) aiming to advance regional deep learning research and education.
2023 - 06 I have received an NSF REU supplement. If you are an undergraduate student, feel free to drop me an email.
2023 - 04 Our paper "Token Imbalance Adaptation for Radiology Report Generation" has been accepted by Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning (CHIL).
2023 - 03 I have received an NSF award (LINK).
2023 - 02 I will serve in an NSF reviewing panel.
2022 - 11 Community of Research Scholars (CoRS) Award to build trustworthy machine learning.
2022 - 08 Our paper "A Gumbel-based Rating Prediction Framework for Imbalanced Recommendation" has been accepted by Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).
2022 - 06 I have received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.
2022 - 05 My student Yuexin Wu got her first paper "Unsupervised Reinforcement Adaptation for Class-Imbalanced Text Classification" accepted at *SEM 2022.
2022 - 04 Our Paper "Easy Adaptation to Mitigate Gender Bias in Multilingual Text Classification" has been accepted by NAACL 2022.
2022 - 04 Our Paper "Learning to Adapt Domain Shifts of Moral Values via Instance Weighting" has been accepted by HyperText 2022.
2022 - 03 Our paper "Enriching Unsupervised User Embedding via Medical Concepts" has been accepted by Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning (CHIL).
2022 - 02 I will serve in an NSF reviewing panel.
2022 - 01 I have received an award from West Cancer Foundation to promote health equity. Thanks!
2022 - 01 Our paper "Twitter and Facebook posts about COVID-19 are less likely to spread misinformation compared to other health topics" has been accepted by PLOS ONE.
2021 - 12 (pin) We will organize User-NLP 2022 colocate with WWW-22 online~ Please consider submitting your paper.
2021 - 10 Community of Research Scholars (CoRS) Award from the University of Memphis.
2021 - 09 I have received a research gift from Adobe Research * 4 times. Thanks!
2021 - 02 Paper of "User Factor Adaptation for User Embedding via Multitask Learning" was accepted by Adapt-NLP 2021.
2020 - 11 I have successfully defended my dissertation, Metadata Matters: Adaptation Methods for Robust Document Classification. [Thesis Link]
2020 - 10 I will join University of Memphis, Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor starting in Jan 2021.
2020 - 06 I have won Outstanding Research Assistant Award (AY 19-20) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
2020 - 05 I will join Amazon Lab 126 as a (remote) summer intern.
2020 - 04 We have released a Twitter dataset of COVID-19 with automatically annotated entities (keywords and location). We keep updating the data.
2020 - 02 Paper of "Multilingual Twitter Corpus and Baselines for Evaluating Demographic Bias in Hate Speech Recognition" was accepted by LREC 2020.
2020 - 01 Visiting Johns Hopkins University. Hosted by Prof. Mark Dredze. Hope to have collaborations in health related projects.
Does TikTok push graphic content onto its users?, The Daily Helmsman, by Chloe Brannon, 04-26-2022.
Closing the Spaces in the U.S. Healthcare Gap, The MITRE, by Karina Wright, 10-05-2022.
New study investigates early claims of COVID-19 ‘infodemic’, The Hill, by Brooke Migdon, 01-12-2022.
Credible COVID-19 social media posts more common than misinformation, The GW Hatchet, by Jackson Lanzer, 01-24-2022.
Online Pandemic Fretting Has a Public Health Upside, Medical Daily, by Maureen Salamon, 11-20-2020.
A sentiment analysis dataset that contains user demographic information (gender and age) that could potentially be used for author-level debiasing and fairness evaluation. Over 1 M documents & 800K user entries.
A COVID-19 Twitter dataset.