[CV] (updated in Feb. 2021)
I received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I was advised by Prof. Wei Wang. My research interests focus on natural language processing and text mining. Currently, I am working on Low-resource Information Extraction from different domains, such as figurative language, clinical case reports and semi-structured web pages.
E-mail: yz [AT] cs [DOT] ucla [DOT] edu
WHAT’S NEW ~~~~~~~~
[2021.07] I defended my Ph.D. dissertation and graduated from UCLA!
[2021.03] I will join Google AI, Mountain View as a full-time researcher after graduation!
[2021.01] We will demo our CREATe system at ICDE 2021 in April! CREATe is an end-to-end system to annotate, index, and curate clinical case reports with advanced NLP techniques. The website will be online soon. [Video]
[2020.12] Our research long paper “Clinical Temporal Relation Extraction with Probabilistic Soft Logic Regularization and Global Inference” was accepted by AAAI 2021!
[2020.10] Serve as PC member of AAAI 2021, NAACL 2021 and Publication Chair at NAACL 2021.
[2020.07] One collaborative work with Dr. Cheng Zheng on topic user geolocation recognition was accepted by SIGIR 2020. Another collaborative work with Dr. Shaunak Mishra was accepted by CIKM 2020, focusing on text generation in the advertising domain.
[2020.05] Serve as a PC member of KDD 2020 Research and ADS tracks; PC member of AACL-IJCNLP 2020 Information Extraction Track.
[2020.04] Our research long paper “‘The Boating Store Had Its Best Sail Ever’: Pronunciation-attentive Contextualized Pun Recognition” was accepted by ACL 2020! See you in the online conference!