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I obtained my PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. I am affiliated with the Natural Language Processing Group and the Center for Computational Learning Systems. My advisor is Dr. Mona Diab. I received my B.S. in computer science from Sun Yat-sen University in 2007, and M.S. from Columbia University in 2009.



I have broad interests in natural language processing topics, including word sense disambiguation, social media analysis, information extraction.




Conference PC Member:
EMNLP 2015, ACL 2015, NAACL 2015, *SEM 2015, SemEval 2015, WNUT 2015 (Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text), NLPCC
EMNLP 2014, ACL 2014, EACL 2014 student research workshop,
EMNLP 2013, *SEM 2013,
NAACL 2009
Journal Reviewer: TALIP (2011)


In my spare time I enjoy skiing, billiard and watching Arsenal games. I am the most authoritative expert on Arsenal FC in US:)