Yu Chen, PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180, USA.
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. -- Karl Marx
I am a fourth year PhD student in the Computer Science Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My advisor is Prof. Mohammed J. Zaki. I am also closely working with Dr. Lingfei Wu from IBM Research. I have broad research interests in Machine Learning, Data Mining and their applications in Natural Language Processing. My thesis topic is on designing and developing novel deep learning approaches for knowledge-based and conversational question answering.
Previously, I earned my bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, China. In that short but cherished period of time, I exposed myself to programming, data science and all kinds of cool techniques. The great research experiences with Prof. Tao Zhou and Prof. Jie Shen encouraged me to continue my research dream here at RPI.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, music, movie and photography. All of them make me discover and enjoy the beauty. I also like to play sports. Soccer, badminton, tennis and pingpong are all fine to me.
[2019/05] One paper was accepted for ICML LRG 2019 and I will attend the conference in Long Beach, CA.
[2019/02] One long paper was accepted for NAACL-HLT 2019 and I will attend the conference in minneapolis, MN.
[2017/09] One paper was accepted for IEEE SSCI 2017.
[2017/07] I received the SIGKDD 2017 student travel award!
[2017/05] One full paper was accepted for SIGKDD'17 and I will attend the conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
[2017/01] I am the TA for CSCI-4220: Network Programming, Spring 2017.
[2016/08] I am the TA for CSCI-4390/6390: Data Mining, Fall 2016.
[2016/02] I begin to work with Prof. Mohammed J. Zaki.
[2016/01] I am the TA for CSCI-2500 Computer Organization, Spring 2016.
[2015/08] I am the TA for ECSE-4750 Computer Graphics, Fall 2015.