Email: yuz9 [AT] illinois [DOT] edu
Office: Room 1117, Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
2017-11-21 Traveling to New York.
2017-10-13 Traveling to Michigan Upper Peninsula.
2017-08-07 Traveling to Tokyo for SIGIR 2017.
2017-08-05 Our paper on Location Estimation for Twitter Users was accepted by CIKM 2017!
2017-07-04 I graduated from Peking University where I spent 4 wonderful years and made lots of great friends.
2017-04-28 Traveling to Singapore.
2017-04-12 Our paper on Influential Nodes Mining was accepted by SIGIR 2017!
I am a first-year master student in Data Mining Group at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Jiawei Han. My research interest lies in Data Mining, including text mining and information network analysis.
Before joining UIUC, I received my B.S degree in Computer Science from Peking University in 2017. During my junior and senior years, I was a research assistant at Data Analysis and Intelligent Retrieval Lab, supervised by Prof. Yan Zhang. During the summer of 2016, I spent two months as a summer intern at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Kathleen M. Carley and Dr. Wei Wei.
In 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring, I also worked as a teaching assistant for two courses: Data Structure and Algorithm Design instructed by Prof. Haiyan Zhao.
I was born and raised in Shanghai.
For further information, please see my CV.
Overcoming Limited Supervision in Relation Extraction: A Pattern-enhanced Distributional Representation Approach [arXiv]
Meng Qu, Xiang Ren, Yu Zhang, Jiawei Han.
Honors and Awards
2017 Best 10 Undergraduate Theses of PKU EECS
2017 Outstanding Graduates of Peking University
2017 SIGIR 2017 Student Travel Grants
2016 Kwang-Hua Scholarship
2015 May 4th Scholarship
2014 National Scholarship
2011/2012 First Prize, National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces (NOIP)