Hi! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the computer science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I am part of the Text Information Management and Analysis Group. My advisor is Prof. ChengXiang Zhai. My research interests are at the intersection of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I am especially interested in novel Machine Learning and Text Mining methods for the Security problem domain.
- May, 2018: I will be joining the Big Data Lab at Baidu Research USA this summer.
- April 21, 2018: Our short-paper on the Importance of External Knowledge in the Named Entity Recognition Task was accepted to ACL 2018.
- April 19, 2018: Our paper on Identifying Compromised Accounts on Social Media Using Statistical Text Analysis is now available on arXiv.
- April 11, 2018: Our short-paper with IBM Research was accepted to SIGIR 2018. Title: “An Information Retrieval Framework for Contextual Suggestion Based on Heterogeneous Information Network Embeddings”
August 2016 – current:
Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
April 2013 – October 2015:
M.Sc. in Computer Science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
October 2009 – February 2013:
B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science at University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany
May 2018 – August 2018:
Baidu Research USA
Research Intern – Big Data Lab
May 2017 – December 2017:
Research Intern – Cognitive User Experience Lab
June 2013 – June 2016:
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Research Assistant – Databases and Information Systems Department
2017: Semantic Web journal
Honors and Awards
SIGIR Travel Grant (awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery)
Computer Science Excellence Fellowship (awarded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)