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Highlight 2016-07-01: Awarded Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Fellowship (2016 - 2017), funded through the Lee Kong Chian Fund for Excellence from the Lee Foundation. 
Highlight 2016-01-18: Awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (2016 - 2021), funded by Singapore's National Research Foundation. 
Highlight 2015-09-18: Nominated for Most Promising Teacher, SMU Teaching Excellence Awards 2015. 
2016-08-01: Profiled in SMU Engage newsletter, August 2016 issue http://bit.ly/2aAqnvu 
2016-07-19: Paper accepted at CIKM'16, titled "Plackett-Luce Regression Mixture Model for Heterogeneous Rankings". 
2016-06-29: Congratulations to my PhD student, Le Van Minh Tuan, for winning a SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship award for AY2016-2017. This is the second time Tuan has won, after his first award in AY2014-2015. 
2016-06-20: Paper accepted at ECMLPKDD'16, titled: "Modeling Sequential Preferences with Dynamic User and Context Factors". 
2016-06-15: Paper accepted at RecSys'16, titled: "Representation Learning for Homophilic Preferences". 
2016-05-20: Profiled in SMU News: "Gaining insights into consumer preferences from large-scale data sets" http://bit.ly/1UnAYDQ 
2016-05-13: Profiled in Straits Times: "A data miner in search of the common link" http://bit.ly/1T9m5c0 
2016-05-09: Invited as Data Challenge Co-Chair for CIKM'17. 
2016-05-05: Journal paper appearing in JAIR Award Winning Papers Track, titled "Semantic Visualization with Neighborhood Graph Regularization". 
2016-05-05: Attended SDM'16 in Miami. 
2016-04-15: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'16. 
2016-04-10: Finished the 21.1 km half marathon race at NTUC Income RUN 350 2016. 
2016-04-05: Paper accepted at IJCAI'16, titled "Word Clouds with Latent Variable Analysis for Visual Comparison of Documents". 
2016-04-01: Invited as PC Member for DSAA'16. 
2016-02-27: Profiled in Podcasts@SMU: "Revolutionising online personalisation with smarter data mining & analytics" http://goo.gl/Qub4bw 
2015-12-22: Paper accepted at SDM'16, titled "Euclidean Co-Embedding of Ordinal Data for Multi-Type Visualization". 
2015-12-14: Invited as PC Member for IJCAI'16, Main Track. 
2015-12-03: Journal paper accepted in TOIS, titled "Probabilistic Models for Contextual Agreement in Preferences". 
2015-11-16: Profiled in Research@SMU Issue 30: "Studying the Differences in Similarities" http://goo.gl/DNte5O 
2015-10-26: Invited as PC member for KDD'16, Applied Data Science Track. 
2015-10-19: Attended CIKM'15 in Melbourne. 
2015-09-15: Invited as PC Member for PAKDD'16. 
2015-08-20: Invited as PC Member for AAAI'16, Main Technical Track. 
2015-08-05: Invited as PC Member for WWW'16, Web Mining Track. 
2015-07-28: Patent granted for "Generating synonyms based on query log data" 
2015-07-24: Gave a talk at Zynga in San Francisco, CA. 
2015-07-23: Gave a talk at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. 
2015-07-22: Visited Google in Mountain View, CA. 
2015-07-20/21: COSN'15 Program Committee meeting and workshop at Stanford University. 
2015-07-03: Paper accepted at CIKM'15 as short paper, titled "Structural Constraints for Multipartite Entity Resolution with Markov Logic Network". 
2015-07-02: Congratulations to my PhD student, Nguyen Thanh Son, for winning a SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship award for AY2015-2016. 
2015-06-30: Journal paper accepted in TKDE, titled "A Cooperative Coevolution Framework for Parallel Learning to Rank". 
2015-05-10: Visiting Simon Fraser University in BC, Canada till end of May. 
2015-04-24: Paper accepted at ACL'15, titled "A Convolution Kernel Approach to Identifying Comparisons in Text". 
2015-04-11: Invited as PC Member for COSN'15.  
2015-03-19: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'15, Knowledge Management Track.  
2014-12-15: Attended ICDM'14 in Shenzhen. 
2014-11-11: Invited as PC Member for PAKDD'15.  
2014-11-07: Paper accepted at VLDB'15, titled "Mining Revenue-Maximizing Bundling Configuration". 
2014-11-04: Attended CIKM'14 in Shanghai. 
2014-10-24: Paper accepted at WSDM'15, titled "Review Synthesis for Micro-Review Summarization". 
2014-09-21: Invited as PC Member for WWW'15, Web Mining Track.  
2014-09-20: Paper accepted at ICDM'14, titled "Probabilistic Latent Document Network Embedding". 
2014-08-24: Attended KDD'14 in New York City. 
2014-08-22: Journal paper accepted to appear in TKDE, titled "Review Selection Using Micro-Reviews". 
2014-08-18: Computational Thinking is gaining awareness in SMU. A quarter of the new term's enrolment are from Business, Accountancy, Economics, and Social Sciences. 
2014-08-09: Paper accepted at CIKM'14, titled "Generative Modeling of Entity Comparisons in Text". 
2014-08-09: Paper accepted at CIKM'14 as poster, titled "Dynamic Clustering of Contextual Multi-Armed Bandits". 
2014-08-01: Visited the School of Information Studies at McGill University in Montreal. 
2014-07-30: Our paper, titled "Manifold Learning for Jointly Modeling Topic and Visualization", earns an Honorable Mention, as a nominee for the Outstanding Paper Award at AAAI'14. 
2014-07-27: Attended AAAI'14 in Quebec City. 
2014-07-01: Congratulations to my PhD student, Le Van Minh Tuan, for winning a SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship award for AY2014-2015. 
2014-05-28: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'14.  
2014-05-13: Paper accepted at KDD'14, titled "Semantic Visualization for Spherical Representation". 
2014-04-13: Paper accepted at ICML'14, titled "Graph-based Semi-supervised Learning: Realizing Pointwise Smoothness Probabilistically". 
2014-04-08: Paper accepted at AAAI'14, titled "Manifold Learning for Jointly Modeling Topic and Visualization". 
2014-04-07: Attended WWW'14 in Seoul. 
2014-03-04: Invited as PC Member for ICDM'14.  
2013-12-28: Paper accepted at WWW'14, titled "Modeling Contextual Agreement in Preferences". 
2013-12-20: Invited as PC Member for ICWSM'14. 
2013-10-28: Attended CIKM'13 in San Francisco. 
2013-10-26: Invited as PC Member for ASONAM'14. 
2013-09-18: Paper accepted at ICDM'13, titled "Modeling Preferences with Availability Constraints". 
2013-09-07: Invited as PC Member for WWW'14 (Web Mining Track). 
2013-08-24: Invited as PC Member for SDM'14. 
2013-07-14: Paper accepted at CIKM'13, titled: "Using Micro-Reviews to Select an Efficient Set of Reviews". 
2013-04-08: Attended ICDE'13 in Brisbane. 
2013-03-07: Invited as PC Member for WISE'13. 
2013-02-12: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'13. 
2012-12-27: Invited as PC Member for ASONAM'13. 
2012-11-04: Invited as PC Member for WWW'13 (Web Mining Track). 
2012-10-14: Paper accepted at ICDE'13, titled: "RoundTripRank: Graph-based Proximity with Importance and Specificity". 
2012-07-31: Invited as PC Member for DASFAA'13. 
2012-06-29: Paper accepted at TKDE, titled: "Generative Models for Item Adoptions Using Social Correlation". 
2012-06-27: Invited as Sponsorship Co-chair for ASONAM'13.  
2012-04-27: Visit to DB/Web group at UCLA. 
2012-04-26: Attended SDM'12 in Anaheim, California. 
2012-04-25: Visit to Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at University of Southern California (USC). 
2012-02-17: Speaker at LARC Workshop on Network Modeling and Mining. 
2012-02-15: Invited as PC Member for WISE'12.  
2012-01-01: Commenced a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. 
2011-12-24: Paper accepted at SDM'12, titled "Mining Social Dependencies in Dynamic Interaction Networks". 
2011-10-26: Paper accepted at TWEB, titled: "Quality and Leniency in Online Collaborative Rating Systems".  
2011-09-07: Invited as PC Member for ASONAM'12, research track.  
2011-08-17: Invited speaker at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. 
2011-08-16: Invited speaker at eBay Research Labs, San Jose, USA. 
2011-08-15: Invited speaker at Google, Mountain View, USA. 
2011-08-12: Invited speaker at Yahoo! Labs, Santa Clara, USA. 
2011-08-08: Invited as PC Member for PAKDD'12.  
2011-08-07: Attended AAAI'11, in relation to an accepted paper: "CCRank: Parallel Learning to Rank with Cooperative Coevolution".  
2011-06-06: Paper accepted to appear at TKDE, titled: "Entity Synonyms for Structured Web Search". 
2011-05-03: Invited speaker at the Yahoo!-DAIS Seminar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
2011-04-29: Session Chair of Text and Web Mining Session at SDM'11. 
2011-04-28: Attended SDM'11, in relation to an accepted paper: "Predicting Item Adoption using Social Correlation". 
2011-04-26: Invited speaker at IBM Research, Almaden, USA. 
2011-04-25: Invited speaker at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, Mountain View, USA.  
2011-04-16: Paper accepted at AAAI'11, "CCRank: Parallel Learning to Rank with Cooperative Coevolution". 
2011-04-13: Nominated to attend A*STAR Work Plan Seminar 2011. 
2011-04-12: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'11, IR track & poster track. 
2011-04-11: Invited as PC Member for WISE'11, research track. 
2011-04-08: Poster accepted to appear at SIGIR'11, titled: "Parallel Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval". 
2011-03-24: Invited as PC Member for ASONAM'11, research track. 
2011-03-22: Invited as a Section Co-editor for Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer). 
2011-03-16: Invited as PC Member for ECML-PKDD'11, demo track. 
2011-01-06: Invited as PC Member for ICDM'11, research track. 
2010-12-24: Paper accepted at SDM'11, titled: "Predicting Item Adoption using Social Correlation". 
2010-12-15: Invited as Local Arrangement Co-chair for SocInfo'11. 
2010-11-14: Tutorial proposal accepted at IJCAI'11, "Semantic Knowledge Bases From Web Sources". 
2010-11-13: Paper accepted to appear at TKDE, titled: "Organizing User Search Histories". 
2010-10-29: Presented a paper at CIKM'10, "Detecting Product Review Spammers using Rating Behaviors". 
2010-10-26: Co-presented a tutorial at CIKM'10, "Harvesting Knowledge from Web Data and Text". 
2010-10-23: Invited as PC Member for WWW'11, demo track. 
2010-09-13: Attended VLDB'10. 
2010-09-03: Invited as PC Member for SDM'11, research track. 
2010-09-01: Started the project ARISE for Augmented Reality Information Search Engine. 
2010-07-31: Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Singapore Management University (SMU). 
2010-07-17: Paper accepted at CIKM'10, titled: "Detecting Product Review Spammers using Rating Behaviors". 
2010-06-01: Paper appeared in 06/10 issue of TOIS, "STEvent: Spatio-Temporal Event Model for Social Network Discovery". 
2010-05-23: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'11, IR track. 
2010-05-02: Invited as PC Member for ECML-PKDD'10, demo track. 
2010-04-26: Joined Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). 
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