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Dian Yu 于典


Fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate

Computer Science Department

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Advisor: Prof. Heng Ji

Member of Blender Lab











Contract Information

E-mail: yudiandoris (AT) gmail.com; yud2 (AT) rpi.edu



Education

09/2013-2017 (expected)   Ph.D.    in  Computer Science , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

09/2012-07/2013  Ph.D.    in  Computer Science , The Graduate Center, CUNY  

09/2008-07/2012  B.Eng.   in  Communication Engineering  , Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 


Research Interests

Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Extraction (IE), Slot Filling, Truth Finding, Deception Detection


Publications

Google Scholar

[8] Dian Yu, Heng Ji. 2016. Unsupervised Person Slot Filling based on Graph Mining. Proc. the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016). 

[7] Shi Zhi, Bo Zhao, Wenzhu Tong, Jing Gao, Dian Yu, Heng Ji and Jiawei Han. 2015. Modeling Truth Existence in Truth Discovery. Proc. the 21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015). 

[6] Dian Yu, Yulia Tyshchuk, Heng Ji and William Wallace. 2015. Detecting Deceptive Groups Using Conversations and Network Analysis. Proc. the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-IJCNLP 2015).

[5] Dian Yu, Heng Ji, Sujian Li and Chin-Yew Lin. 2015. Why Read if You can Scan: Scoping Strategy for Biographical Fact Extraction. Proc. the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2015) (short). 

[4] Yu Hong, Xiaobin Wang, Yadong Chen, Jian Wang, Tongtao Zhang, Jin Zheng, Dian Yu, Qi Li, Boliang Zhang, Han Wang, Xiaoman Pan, Heng Ji. 2014. RPI-Soochow KBP2014 System Description. Proc. Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2014). 

[3] Dian Yu, Hongzhao Huang, Taylor Cassidy, Heng Ji, Chi Wang, Shi Zhi, Jiawei Han, Clare Voss and Malik Magdon-Ismail. 2014.

The Wisdom of Minority: Unsupervised Slot Filling Validation based on Multi-dimensional Truth-Finding. Proc. the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014).

[2] Dian Yu, Haibo Li, Taylor Cassidy, Qi Li, Zheng Chen and Heng Ji. 2013. RPI-BLENDER TAC-KBP2013 Knowledge Base Population System Description. Proc. Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2013).

[1] Hongzhao Huang, Zhen Wen, Dian Yu, Heng Ji, Yizhou Sun, Jiawei Han and He Li. 2013. Resolving Entity Morphs in Censored Data. Proc. the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013).



Contests

Text Analysis Conference (TAC) KBP 2013 Tracks, Gaithersburg, USA

3rd  in Slot Filling (top 1 among all the DEFT teams) and 1st in Slot Filling Validation 

Text Analysis Conference (TAC) KBP 2014 Tracks, Gaithersburg, USA

2rd in Slot Filling 

Text Analysis Conference (TAC) KBP 2015 Tracks, Gaithersburg, USA

1st in Cross-lingual Chinese-English Slot Filling




Research Experience

September, 2012-Present

       Blender LabRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, U.S.    Research Assistant

     Advisor: Associate Prof. Heng Ji

           ☺ Slot Filling and Truth Finding.

     ☺ NIST Text Analysis Conference (TAC) 2013,2014 Knowledge Base Population (KBP) Track: Slot Filling & Slot Filler Validation.

     ☺ Resolve entity morphs in censored data.

August, 2011-July, 2012

       Language Computing & Web Mining Group Institute of Computer Science and Technology of Peking UniversityBeijing P.R.C    Research Assistant

     Advisor: Associate Prof. Xiaojun Wan

     ☺ Summarization-oriented News Analysis of Credibility
     
     ☺ Rule-based Chinese Named Entity Recognition and Entity Relation Extraction 

May, 2011-August, 2011

       Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System LaboratoryBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing P.R.C        Team Member                                 

          Advisor: Associate Prof. Weiran Xu

---☺ NIST Text Analysis Conference(TAC) 2011 Knowledge Base Population(KBP) Track                                                      

Work Experience

Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Summer Research Internship    Knowledge Mining Group Jun.2014 - Sep.2014
Mentor: Dr. Chin-Yew Lin


Bosch Research, Palo Alto, CA
Summer Research Internship    May.2015 - Aug.2015
Mentor: Dr. Lin Zhao, Dr. Kui Xu


Academic awards

2014                                Microsoft Star of Tomorrow Excellence Award

2012-2013                      Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship

2011&2010&2009        BUPT Scholarship.


         Skills        

Programming              Python, Java, C++, MATLAB, Haskell, Prolog

Operating System        Windows; Linux

Instruments                Piano, Electronic organ



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