Activities


2017

  • 2017-04 I was invited to the program committee of CIKM 2017.

2016

2015

2014

  • 2014-12-28 I was invited to the program committee of SIGIR 2015.
  • 2014-11-14 I was invited to the program committee of KDD 2015.
  • 2014-10-08 Our paper entitled “Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time in Personalization” won the Best Paper Award at the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). See Yahoo Labs News.
  • 2014-10-07 I recently contributed to a Yahoo Labs blog post to describe the idea and techniques to utilize dwell time, the amount of time users spend on content item pages, in recommendation and personalization problems.
  • 2014-09-20 I was invited to the program committee of WWW 2015.
  • 2014-07-06 Our paper entitled “Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time in Personalization” was accepted into the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014) as a full paper with oral presentation.
  • 2014-04-16 Shuang Yang from Twitter, Amr Ahmed from Google Research and I will organize The Second Workshop on User Engagement Optimization at KDD 2014. Stay tuned.
  • 2014-05-15 I was invited to the program committee of CIKM 2014.
  • 2014-04-15 Lehigh Resolve, the magazine for the engineering college, runs an article about our work in “Tweets Recommendation”.
  • 2014-03-06 I was invited to the program committee of IEEE ICCC 2014 SNBD.
  • 2014-02-28 I was featured in a Lehigh news article about our work in “Tweets Recommendation”. [Same article on phys.org]
  • 2014-02-26 I served as the session chair for session “Recommender Systems and Networks” at WSDM 2014.

2013

  • 2013-12-28 My research on “retweet prediction” (WWW 2011 & WSDM 2013) was featured in a news article on Lehigh University News.
  • 2013-12-18 I was invited to the program committee of SIGIR 2014.
  • 2013-11-01 Shuang-Hong Yang and I successfully organized The 1st Workshop on User Engagement Optimization (UEO).
  • 2013-10-08 I was invited to the program committee of AAAI 2014.
  • 2013-06-10 I was invited to the program committee of WSDM 2014.
  • 2013-06-07 Our paper entitled “Academic Network Analysis: A Joint Topic Modeling Approach” was accepted into ASONAM 2013.
  • 2013-04-19 Shuang-Hong Yang at Twitter and I will organize the 1st Workshop on User Engagement Optimization at CIKM 2013. Stay tuned.
  • 2013-04-15 Our paper entitled “Nested Chinese Restaurant Franchise Process:  Applications to User Tracking and Document Modeling” was accepted into ICML 2013.
  • 2013-02-18 I was invited to the program committee of ICWSM 2013, a leading international conference on social media.
  • 2013-02-11 I was invited to the program committee of 2nd International Workshop on Mining Social Network Dynamics (MSND) at WWW 2013.
  • 2013-02-08 Our paper entitled “Hierarchical Geographical Modeling of User locations from Social Media Posts” was accepted into WWW 2013.
  • 2013-02-04 I joined Yahoo Labs, Sunnyvale CA as a Research Scientist.
  • 2013-01-18 I gave a talk about technical interviews in software/internet companies in CS Dept. at Lehigh Univ. [Slides]

2012

  • 2012-11-14 I gave a talk about mining temporal and geographical information from Twitter at Google, Mountain View, CA. [Slides]
  • 2012-11-12 I gave a talk about mining temporal and geographical information from Twitter at Rutgers, Newark, NJ. [Slides]
  • 2012-11-01 I gave a talk about mining temporal and geographical information from Twitter at Yahoo! Labs, Sunnyvale, CA. [Slides]
  • 2012-10-24 Our paper about personalized retweet prediction was accepted in WSDM 2013.
  • 2012-09-05 I presented our work about “Personalized Retweet Prediction” in WIN workshop 2012. [Slides]
  • 2012-08-16 I gave the talk about ranking in social stream in SIGIR 2012. [Slides]
  • 2012-04-30 Our paper entitled “Learning to Rank Social Update Streams” was accepted as a full paper in the proceedings of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012).
  • 2012-03-26 I have been awarded as Rossin Doctoral Fellows in Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University.
  • 2012-02-29 I have been invited to the program committee of the conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012).
  • 2012-01-27 Our paper entitled “Discovering Geographical Topics in Twitter Stream” was accepted as a full paper in the 21th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW 2012).

2011

  • 2011-07-19 Our paper entitled “Structural Link Analysis and Prediction in Microblogs” was accepted in the proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011).
  • 2011-06-15 Our papers entitled “Tracking Trends: Incorporating Term Volume into Temporal Topic Models” and “A Time-Dependent Topic Model for Multiple Streams” were accepted in the proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2011).
  • 2011-05-31 Our poster entitled “Link Formation Analysis in Microblogs” was accepted in the proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011).
  • 2011-05-03 Our paper entitled “Temporal Dynamics of User Interests in Tagging Systems” was accepted in the proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2011).
  • 2011-04-01 Our poster entitled “Predicting Popular Messages in Twitter” has been awarded as the Best Poster Award in 20th international conference on World Wide Web (WWW 2011).
  • 2011-01-16 Two papers entitled “Predicting Popular Messages in Twitter” and “Exploiting Session-like Behaviors in Tag Prediction” were accepted as posters in the Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World Wide Web (WWW 2011).

2010

  • 2010-08-27 Liangjie finished three months of summer intern at Yahoo! Labs in Sunnyvale, CA.
  • 2010-02-03 Liangjie attended  “WSDM 2010” and “SSM 2010” in NYC.

2009