Hi, human / crawler!
I am Yuning (Alan) Mao , a second-year Ph.D student of the Data Mining Group, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. My advisor is Jiawei Han. I graduated from IEEE Class, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
My research lies in the understanding, organizing, and mining of unstructured text data via data mining, natural language processing, and broad machine learning techniques. My current focuses include taxonomy induction, hierarchical text classification, and summarization.
You can find some fun facts about me at this page (most of which are not in my CV) because I update it mainly for fun:)
2018-08-25 After being stuck in Australia for 42 days due to US visa issue, I finally got back to the states... Check out my adventure in Oz later!
2018-04-20 [Birthday Gift] My paper accepted to ACL 2018.
2017-12-10 Performed at the annual carol concert in Foellinger Great Hall.
2017-05-21 I'm fond of MITM attack these days... and learning to play the guitar by myself.
2017-02-07 The paper "Unbiased Learning-to-Rank with Biased Feedback" in which I was acknowledged received WSDM 2017 best paper award.