2023-09-05: Our recommendation library Cornac is one of the recommended evaluation frameworks by ACM RecSys 2023
2023-09-02: Journal paper accepted at TIST, titled "Memory Network-Based Interpreter of User Preferences in Content-Aware Recommender Systems"
2023-09-02: Invited as Senior PC Member for SDM-24
2023-08-06: Attending KDD'23 in Long Beach, CA
2023-08-05: Paper accepted at CIKM-23, titled "Multi-Representation Variational Autoencoder via Iterative Latent Attention and Implicit Differentiation"
2023-08-03: Our PhD candidate Delvin Ce Zhang was Runner-Up for Best Oral Talk at the Singapore ACM SIGKDD Symposium 2023
2023-07-30: Journal paper accepted at TKDE, titled "Topic Modeling on Document Networks with Dirichlet Optimal Transport Barycenter"
2023-07-22: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Lim Jia Peng for being awarded AI Singapore PhD Fellowship
2023-07-22: Late Breaking Results (LBR) paper accepted at RecSys-23, titled "Continual Collaborative Filtering Through Gradient Alignment"
2023-07-07: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Lee Ween Jiann and Lim Jia Peng for being awarded SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2023.
2023-05-26: Profiled in Research@SMU: Corporate Video https://research.smu.edu.sg/ResearchSMU-Corporate-Video
2023-05-26: Attended PAKDD-23 in Osaka for the Steering Committee Meeting
2023-05-22: Delivered Smart Nation Singapore Tech Talk on "Recommender Systems"
2023-05-19: Paper accepted at DEXA-23, titled "Semantically Constitutive Entities in Knowledge Graphs"
2023-05-17: Paper accepted at KDD-23, titled "Hyperbolic Graph Topic Modeling Network with Continuously Updated Topic Tree"
2023-05-12: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Zhang Ce, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2023-05-03: Nominated for the Teaching Excellence in Postgraduate Professional Programmes Award 2023
2023-05-02: Paper accepted at ACL-23, titled "Large-Scale Correlation Analysis of Automated Metrics for Topic Models"
2023-04-30: Attending TheWebConf-23 in Austin, Texas.
2023-04-08: Journal paper accepted at TKDE, titled "Robust Bidirectional Poly-Matching"
2023-03-07: Poster accepted at TheWebConf-23 (also known as WWW-23), titled "Multi-Lingual Multi-Partite Product Title Matching"
2023-02-27: Organized WSDM-23 in Singapore as General Chair
2023-01-04: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Tran Nhu Thuat for being awarded SDSC Dissertation Research Fellowship 2022 by Singapore Data Science Consortium
2022-12-16: Tutorial accepted at TheWebConf-23 (also known as WWW-23), titled "Multi-Modal Recommender Systems: Towards Addressing Sparsity, Comparability, and Explainability"
2022-11-29: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Le Trung Hoang, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2022-11-20: Poster accepted at BigData-22, titled "Mining Competitively-Priced Bundle Configurations"
2022-10-25: Paper accepted at BigData-22, titled "Question-Attentive Review-Level Recommendation Explanation"
2022-10-25: Invited as Senior PC member for PAKDD-23
2022-10-18: Paper accepted at WSDM-23, titled "Concept-Oriented Transformers for Visual Sentiment Analysis"
2022-10-06: Paper accepted at EMNLP-22, titled "Towards (Re)interpreting Neural Topic Models via Composite Activations"
2022-09-21: Invited as Senior PC member for TheWebConf'23, User Modeling and Personalization track
2022-09-15: Paper accepted at NeurIPS-22, titled "Meta-Complementing the Semantics of Short Texts in Neural Topic Models"
2022-08-22: Paper accepted at WI-IAT-22, titled "Morphologically-Aware Vocabulary Reduction of Word Embeddings"
2022-08-17: Invited into the Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
2022-08-14: Attending KDD'22 in Washington, D.C.
2022-07-18: Attending ICML'22 in Baltimore
2022-07-12: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Zhang Ce for being included in the Dean's List of School of Computing and Information Systems for academic year 2022-2023.
2022-07-08: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Tran Nhu Thuat and Zhang Ce for being awarded SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2022.
2022-05-19: Paper accepted at KDD-22, titled "Aligning Dual Disentangled User Representations from Ratings and Textual Content"
2022-05-19: Paper accepted at KDD-22, titled "Variational Graph Author Topic Modeling"
2022-05-15: Paper accepted at ICML-22, titled "Dynamic Topic Models for Temporal Document Networks"
2022-04-27: Journal paper accepted at TIST, titled "Performance Evaluation of Aggregation-based Group Recommender Systems for Ephemeral Groups"
2022-04-25: Short paper accepted at AIED-22, titled "Towards Aligning Slides and Video Snippets: Mitigating Sequence and Content Mismatches"
2022-02-21: Attending WSDM'22 virtually
2022-02-10: Invited as PC member for KDD'22
2022-02-10: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Truong Quoc Tuan, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2022-01-14: Paper accepted at TheWebConf-22, titled "AmpSum: Adaptive Multiple-Product Summarization towards Improving Recommendation Explainability"
2022-01-06: Invited as PC member for ICML'22
2022-01-04: Invited into the Editorial Board of International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (JDSA)
2022-01-04: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Zhang Ce for being awarded SDSC Dissertation Research Fellowship 2021 by Singapore Data Science Consortium
2021-11-05: ThriftCity is featured in the NRF Magazine on RIE News, titled "Shopping Lies in the AI of the Beholder"
2021-10-14: Invited as Action Editor for ACL Rolling Review
2021-10-12: Paper accepted at WSDM-22, titled "Collaborative Curating for Discovery and Expansion of Visual Clusters"
2021-09-30: Concluded the National Research Foundation Fellowship project "Dimensionality Reduction for Recommender Systems: Unified Latent Co-representation of Multi-Modal Preference Signals"
2021-09-29: Invited as Senior PC member for TheWebConf-21, User Modeling and Personalization Track
2021-09-29: Presented a tutorial at RecSys-21, titled "Multi-Modal Recommendation: Hands-On Exploration"
2021-08-31: Short paper accepted at ICDM-21, titled "Robust BiPoly-Matching for Multi-Granular Entities"
2021-08-16: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Tuan Truong and Hoang Le for being included in the Dean's List of School of Computing and Information Systems for academic year 2021-2022.
2021-08-08: Paper accepted at CIKM-21, titled "Topic Modeling for Multi-Aspect Listwise Comparisons"
2020-07-28: Invited as Senior PC member for AAAI-22.
2021-07-07: Paper accepted at RecSys-21, titled "Towards Source-Aligned Variational Models for Cross-Domain Recommendation"
2021-07-02: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Le Trung Hoang and Lim Jia Peng for being awarded SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2021.
2021-06-19: Paper accepted at ECMLPKDD-21, titled "Semi-Supervised Semantic Visualization for Networked Documents"
2021-06-19: Paper accepted at ECMLPKDD-21, titled "Representation Learning on Multi-Layered Heterogeneous Network"
2021-06-18: Paper accepted at Machine Learning, titled "Variational Learning from Implicit Bandit Feedback"
2021-05-28: Our JAIR-21 paper titled "Efficient Retrieval of Matrix Factorization-Based Top-k Recommendations" is accepted for presentation at the IJCAI 2021 Journal Track.
2021-03-19: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Hoang Le for being awarded SDSC Dissertation Research Fellowship 2020 by Singapore Data Science Consortium
2021-02-23: Paper accepted at JAIR, titled "Efficient Retrieval of Matrix Factorization-Based Top-k Recommendations: A Survey of Recent Approaches"
2021-02-08: Paper accepted at IEEE Internet Computing, titled "Exploring Cross-Modality Utilization in Recommender Systems"
2021-01-11: Won a Distinguished Paper Award at IJCAI-20 for "Synthesizing Aspect-Driven Recommendation Explanations from Reviews"
2020-12-16: Paper accepted at ECIR-21, titled "Sentiment-Oriented Metric Learning for Text-to-Image Retrieval"
2020-11-12: Keynote speaker at KSE 2020, "Advances in Preference Learning - Towards Multimodality and Greater Interpretability".
2020-10-16: Paper accepted at WSDM-21, titled “Explainable Recommendation with Comparative Constraints on Product Aspects"
2020-10-16: Paper accepted at WSDM-21, titled “Bilateral Variational Autoencoder for Collaborative Filtering"
2020-10-14: Attended ACM Multimedia 2020 online.
2020-08-12: Invited as Senior PC member for PAKDD'21.
2020-08-08: Invited as Senior PC member for IJCAI'21.
2020-08-07: Invited as Senior PC member for AAAI'21.
2020-08-03: Invited to the Steering Committee of Pacific Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD)
2020-07-11: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Tuan Truong, Hoang Le, and Zhang Ce, awardees of SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2020.
2020-07-01: Awarded Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Fellowship (2020 - 2021).
2020-04-29: Paper accepted at JMLR MLOSS, titled “Cornac: A Comparative Framework for Multimodal Recommender Systems"
2020-04-20: Paper accepted at IJCAI-20, titled “Synthesizing Aspect-Driven Recommendation Explanations from Reviews"
2020-03-27: Paper accepted at the Reproducibility Track of ACM MM-20, titled “Reproducibility Companion Paper: Visual Sentiment Analysis for Review Images with Item-Oriented and User-Oriented CNN"
2020-02-20: FoodRecce by Preferred.AI was featured in the Research@SMU newsletter https://research.smu.edu.sg/news/2020/feb/20/mobile-app-settle-group-meal-wrangles
2020-02-13: Visited the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University, USA.
2020-02-07: Quoted by The SMU Blog on "Important Life Skills You Can Learn From Coding and Why Should Get Literate Even If You Aren’t a Techie" https://t.me/sgsmu/676
2020-02-07: Attended AAAI-20 in New York City.
2020-01-31: Careers Day keynote speaker at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School, "Thinking Computationally about Future Careers".
2019-12-30: Invited as PC member for KDD'20 (Applied Data Science Track).
2019-12-11: Visited Hanoi University of Science and Technology, talk titled “Representation Learning for Expressions of Preferences”
2019-12-10: Visited VinAI Research in Hanoi, talk titled “Towards AI-Aided Decision Making: Preference Learning and Recommendations from Multimodal Data”.
2019-12-09: VIsited VNU Hanoi, University of Engineering and Technology, talk titled “Preference Learning from Multimodal Data”.
2019-12-08: Visited VNU Ho Chi Minh University of Science, talk titled “ Towards End-To-End Multi-Modal Recommendation Framework”.
2019-11-22: Invited talk at MOE Gifted Education Annual Conference 2019, titled: "Computational Thinking: Indispensable Skills for A Smart Nation".
2019-11-11: Paper accepted at AAAI-20, titled “Topic Modeling on Document Networks with Adjacent-Encoder"
2019-11-11: Paper accepted at AAAI-20, titled “Stochastically Robust Personalized Ranking for LSH Recommendation Retrieval"
2019-10-23: Invited as Senior PC member for IJCAI'20.
2019-10-21: Invited talk at Singtel Learning Fiesta, titled: "Getting to Know You Better: Machine Learning for Preferences and Recommendations".
2019-10-09: Visited the Faculty of Computer Science of Universitas Indonesia (Fasilkom UI).
2019-10-08: Invited talk at Tokopedia HQ in Jakarta, titled: "Sentiments, Preferences, and Recommendations from Multimodal Data".
2019-09-19: Conferred SMU-Educational Research Fellowship (SMU-ERF) in its inaugural year.
2019-09-11: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Le Duy Dung, Andrew, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2019-08-27: Invited as PC member for SDM'20.
2019-08-23: Held https://TechFest.Preferred.AI, almost one hundred in attendance.
2019-08-21: Invited as Senior PC member for AAAI'20.
2019-07-15: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Tuan Truong and Andrew Le, awardees of SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2019. Andrew is also a recipient of SMU PhD Student Life Award.
2019-07-11: Live interview on CNA938 radio station on coding enrichment for primary schools https://smu.sg/hxq
2019-07-10: Quoted in TODAY https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/coding-enrichment-classes-upper-primary-school-students-next-year
2019-06-15: Speaker at Tokopedia Meetup in Singapore.
2019-05-28: Visited Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya, Indonesia.
2019-05-14: Attended WWW-19 in San Francisco, CA.
2019-05-13: Visited Amazon Search in Palo Alto, CA.
2019-05-13: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Andrew, for making the top-3 finalists to represent SMU in the Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2019 competition.
2019-05-10: Paper accepted at IJCAI-19, titled “Learning Multiple Maps from Conditional Ordinal Triplets”.
2019-05-10: Paper accepted at IJCAI-19, titled “Correlation-Sensitive Next-Basket Recommendation”.
2019-05-05: Invited as PC member for ICDM'19.
2019-04-22: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Le Duc Trong, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2019-04-18: Planning the organization of PAKDD-20 in Singapore as Program Co-chair.
2019-04-14: Attended PAKDD-19 in Macau.
2019-02-14: Visited four universities in Surabaya, Indonesia, namely: Airlangga, ITS, Petra, and Ubaya.
2019-02-06: Invited as PC member for KDD'19, Applied Data Science Track.
2019-01-27: Attended AAAI-19 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2019-01-21: Paper accepted at WWW-19, titled “Multimodal Review Generation for Recommender Systems”.
2019-01-21: Our group Preferred.AI conducted a research workshop on AI for Preference Learning featuring papers and tutorial appearing in AAAI-19.
2019-01-05: Elevated to ACM Senior Membership.
2018-12-14: Our group Preferred.AI conducted a data science workshop for SIS undergraduates. Blog post on https://preferred.ai/venom-regression-201812/
2018-11-02: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Maksim Tkachenko, for successfully defending his dissertation!
2018-11-01: Paper accepted at AAAI-19, titled “VistaNet: Visual Aspect Attention Network for Multimodal Sentiment Analysis”.
2018-11-01: Paper accepted at AAAI-19, titled “CompareLDA: A Topic Model for Document Comparison”.
2018-10-11: Visited Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2018-10-08: Our group Preferred.AI concluded a week-long data science enrichment course "Web Data Extraction & Regression Analysis" to a group of bright poly students enrolled in the iPREP and iPOLY programs. Blog post on https://preferred.ai/venom-regression-iprep/
2018-10-05: Our tutorial "Recent Advances in Scalable Retrieval of Personalized Recommendations" is accepted for presentation at AAAI-19.
2018-09-17: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Tuan Truong on becoming an Intel Student Ambassador.
2018-08-07: Paper accepted at CIKM’18, titled “Multiperspective Graph-Theoretic Similarity Measure”.
2018-07-27: Organized the 1st Singapore ACM SIGKDD Symposium, a gathering of data science thought leaders in Singapore. Blog post on https://kdd.sg/2018/07/28/1st-singapore-acm-sigkdd-symposium/
2018-07-17: Attended IJCAI-18 in Stockholm, Sweden. Presented two papers in the Learning Preferences or Rankings session. Blog post on https://preferred.ai/ijcai18/
2018-07-10: Visited the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK on the Erasmus+ program. Gave an ILCC seminar on "Representation Learning for Subjective Expressions of Preferences".
2018-07-01: Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
2018-07-01: Appointed Director of the BSc (Computer Science) Programme at SMU.
2018-06-30: Congratulations to our PhD candidates Andrew Le and Maksim Tkachenko, winners of SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowships for AY2018. Maksim won it for the second consecutive year. Andrew is concurrently a recipient of SMU PhD Student Life Award.
2018-06-21: Invited as PC Member for WWW'19, Search Track.
2018-06-21: Invited as PC Member for AAAI'19.
2018-06-13: Invited as PC Member for ICDM'18.
2018-06-09: Delivered a KDD.SG tutorial, together with my PhD student Tuan Truong, on "Image Classification Using CNNs with Applications to Facial Expression Recognition and Visual Sentiment Analysis".
2018-06-07: Presented a talk on "Modeling Preferences from Multi-Modal Data: A Deep Learning Exploration" at the SDSC x DSSG Data Science Meetup jointly organized by Singapore Data Science Consortium and Data Science SG.
2018-05-26: Presented a lightning talk on "Preferences and Recommendations from Data & AI" at the Vision of AI Futures Workshop organized by AI.SG.
2018-05-24: Panel judge for Singapore International Mathematics Challenge (SIMC) 2018 organized by NUS High School of Math and Science.
2018-05-16: Paper accepted at UAI’18, titled “Probabilistic Collaborative Representation Learning for Personalized Item Recommendation”.
2018-05-16: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Nguyen Thanh Son, for successfully defending his dissertation.
2018-05-09: Elevated to IEEE Senior Membership.
2018-04-21: Paper accepted at ACL’18, titled “Searching for the X-Factor: Exploring Corpus Subjectivity for Word Embeddings”.
2018-04-17: Attended the Software Product Summit - the ISPMA Conference in Frankfurt.
2018-04-16: Paper accepted at IJCAI'18, titled "Modeling Contemporaneous Basket Sequences with Twin Networks for Next-Item Recommendation".
2018-04-16: Paper accepted at IJCAI'18, titled "A Bayesian Latent Variable Model of User Preferences with Item Context".
2018-03-14: Invited as PC Member for CIKM'18, Short Paper Track.
2018-03-02 to 06: Visited ITMO University, PDMI Computer Science Club, and St. Petersburg Academic University in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2018-02-26 to 27: Visited MIPT, Sberbank AI Lab, and Avito Data Science Meetup in Moscow, Russia.
2018-02-18: My commentary on computational thinking appeared on Channel News Asia http://bit.ly/2CtWdSM
2018-02-02: Invited to Google Faculty Learning Summit.
2017-12-07: Invited as PC Member for ICWSM'18.
2017-11-08: Our demo SemVis for semantic visualization was one of the five Nominees for Best Demo Award at CIKM17.
2017-11-07: Attended CIKM17 in Singapore.
2017-11-06: Chaired the CIKM AnalytiCup 2017 - a series of four data challenges running over nine months culminating on Nov 6 Finals. See http://cikm2017.org/CIKM_AnalytiCup_details.html.
2017-10-24: Attended ACMMM17 in Silicon Valley.
2017-08-24: Attended IJCAI17 in Melbourne.
2017-08-10: Attended SIGIR17 in Tokyo.
2017-08-06: Short paper accepted at CIKM'17, titled "Collaborative Topic Regression with Denoising AutoEncoder for Content and Community Co-Representation".
2017-08-06: Full paper accepted at CIKM'17, titled "Indexable Bayesian Personalized Ranking for Efficient Top-k Recommendation".
2017-08-06: Demo paper accepted at CIKM'17, titled "SemVis: Semantic Visualization for Interactive Topical Analysis".
2017-08-01: Congratulations to our PhD graduate Tuan Le on starting a postdoc position at Carnegie Mellon University. We wish him all the best!
2017-07-31: Invited as PC Member for WWW'18, Web Search and Mining Track.
2017-07-14: Congratulations to our PhD candidates, Andrew and Maksim, for making the top-5 finalists to represent SMU in the Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
2017-07-03: Paper accepted at ACMMM'17, titled "Visual Sentiment Analysis for Review Images with Item-Oriented and User-Oriented CNN".
2017-06-23: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Maksim Tkachenko, for winning a SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship award for AY2017-2018.
2017-06-23: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Do Ha Loc, for successfully defending his dissertation.
2017-06-22: Invited as PC Member for AAAI'18.
2017-05-17: Congratulations to our MSc candidate, Nguyen Tiep Trong, for successfully defending his dissertation.
2017-05-12: Nominated for the SMU Undergraduate Excellent Teacher Award 2017.
2017-05-11: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Le Van Minh Tuan, for successfully defending his dissertation.
2017-04-24: Paper accepted at IJCAI'17, titled "Semantic Visualization for Short Texts with Word Embeddings".
2017-04-24: Paper accepted at IJCAI'17, titled "Basket-Sensitive Personalized Item Recommendation".
2017-03-26: Finished the 42.195 km full marathon at OSIM Sundown Marathon 2017.
2017-02-27: Singapore ACM SIGKDD Chapter officially chartered. Look out for upcoming activities on http://kdd.sg
2017-01-06: Journal paper accepted in DAMI, titled: "Micro-Review Synthesis for Multi-Entity Summarization".
2016-12-04: Finished the 42.195 km full marathon at Standard Chartered Marathon 2016.
2016-11-30: Journal paper accepted in TKDE, titled: "Comparative Relation Generative Model".
2016-10-28: Gave a talk at University of Illinois at Chicago.
2016-10-25: Attended CIKM16 in Indianapolis.
2016-10-13: Invited as Tutorials Co-Chair for ASONAM'17.
2016-09-17: Attended RecSys'16 in Boston.
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".
2016-07-01: Awarded Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Fellowship (2016 - 2017).
2016-06-29: Congratulations to our PhD candidate, 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
2016-01-18: Named a National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow for the period 2016 - 2021.
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.
2015-09-18: Nominated for Most Promising Teacher, SMU Teaching Excellence Awards 2015.
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 our PhD candidate, 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 our PhD candidate, 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).