In 2017 I left Houzz to found Resure Technology, aiming at using Deep Learning technology in NLP to help people. Our product Glever has been online since late 2017, which is a free resume builder that enables users to create a resume with mouse clicks instead of keystrokes.

In 2015 I joined Houzz as a principal software engineer. Soon I became the head of marketplace quality at Houzz, leading the efforts on ranking, recommendation and personalization of eCommerce at Houzz. During the following two years, my team and I greatly increased the GMV of Houzz.

In 2012 I joined Google as a software engineer in 2012, working on Dynamic Search Ads.

Before joining Google I spent a year in AQR Capital. Before that I was a researcher in the Internet Services Research Center of Microsoft Research. My work was focused on web search, especially on searching structured data on the web and query intent analysis.

I received my Ph.D. degree in May 2007 from the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, with my thesis on Scalable Data Mining. I graduated from Tsinghua University in 2001 with a B.E. degree in Computer Science, and I received M.S. degree from UIUC in 2003. My research at school was mainly focused on link analysis and multi-relational data mining.

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Prgram committee: KDD'11, ICDM'11, WWW'11, ICDE'11, KDD'10, VLDB'10, ICDE'10, ICDM'10, ICDE'09, ICDM'09, and KDD Dissertation Award (2010, 2009)