Congratulations to Dr Tao Chen

Congratulations to Dr Tao Chen on her successful defense of her thesis that explores the newish phenomenon of Image Tweets, with applications to news feed recommendation and image recommendation for posts. Great job, Tao!
Monday, 18 April 2016

Xiangnan successfully defends his doctoral thesis on Exploiting User Comments for Web Applications

Congratulations to Dr Xiangnan He on his successful defense of his thesis that explores how to make the best use of user comments in Web 2.0 applications, featuring regularization, Non-negative matrix factorisation, restaurant reviews (yum!) and other scary math! (J/K on the last part) Way to go!
Monday, 11 April 2016

Min to be PC co-chair of ACL 2017 in Vancouver

Min was invited to be the Program Co-Chair of ACL 2017, the premier NLP research conference, to be held next year in Vancouver in July/August. He will be co-chairing with Regina Barzilay of MIT and coordinating with the general chair, Chris Calliston-Burch.
Friday, 01 April 2016

The long and short of SIGIR 2016

Xiangnan, Jerome and Kaz scored hits at SIGIR 2016, with a full paper from Xiangnan entitled “Fast Matrix Factorization for Online Recommendation with Implicit Feedback” and Jerome and Kaz with their short paper on “Linking Organizational Social Network Profiles”, which brings a nice culmination to his FYP thesis research from last year. See you in Pisa!
Friday, 01 April 2016

Back to back talks on Social Media Use

Min gave back-to-back versions of our group’s social media research work on cross-network behavior and corporate social media use at SoC’s own Natural Language Processing in Big Data Analytics workshop and the joint NUS / Tsinghua NExT Center’s Web Science Winter School at Shenzhen, China in December 2015. Thanks to Bang Hui, Dongyuan, Tao, Jerome, Kishaloy, Jintong, and Kaz who all contributed to the work on this topic.
Monday, 21 December 2015

Kaz published a revised version of the JCDL’15 Doctoral Consortium report in IEEE TCDL

Collaborating with Dr. Catherine L. Smith at Kent State University,
Kaz has published revised version of JCDL’15 Doctoral Consortium
on Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (IEEE TCDL):

The papers represent the diversity of current research in the field of digital libraries.
Saturday, 19 December 2015

ASONAM dataset now available

The ASONAM team has worked hard to put up the dataset from their study. Amounting to over 643M compressed, this dataset correlates over 15K users’ public activities over four of six major online social networks. Learn about it in their ASONAM 2015 paper, but also visit the downloads page to download their dataset (warning, it’s big!)
Tuesday, 29 September 2015

LearnNews awarded VaSCo grant

The LearnNews Team, of Kang Hong Jin, Tao and Muthu was awarded with a Validating Startup Concept (VaSCo) grant from the School of Computing of up to SGD 10,000. This builds on our continued work by Naijia Zheng and Yue Zhao for building the prototype in their FYP work. Congratulations, team!
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hellos and Goodbyes – August 2015

We say goodbye to recently graduated alumnus, Dr Wang Aobo. Our best to you! Also to our short summer intern, Paramita Mizra from Trento and our group of Tsinghua interns with the NExT Center: Chao Wang, Ye Chen, Cheng Luo and Zeyang Liu. We’ve also graduated our 2014 batch of undergraduate students: Naijia Zheng, Yue Zhao, Bang Hui Lim, Jerome Cheng, Michael Bong.

We welcome our new postgraduate and undergraduates students. For the graduates: Chencan Xu, Kishaloy Halder and Wenqiang Lei — for undergraduates: Hui Hui Ben, Junchao Gu, Hong Jin Kang, Jiale Liu, Jintong Xu and Menghan Zhao. We look forward to the sustained contributions to help keep WING in the forefront of research and development.
Thursday, 17 September 2015

New PDTB parser

Ilija Ilievski, a new PhD student jointly supervised in WING and the NLP groups in NUS, has re-engineered the NUS Discourse Parser to make it simpler to install and execute out of the box. Please refer to his Github repository. It is equivalent in output to the original discourse parser, and he will soon release a report detailing the minor discrepancies between our earlier published results and this new, modular architecture. We recommend all groups using the Lin et al. discourse parser try to use this version instead.
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Two related publications on instructor intervention on MOOCs

Our multi-disciplinary collaboration with our Center for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) and our Information Systems department has resulted in two publications in EDM and ICIS on instructor intervention. Please have a look!
Tuesday, 08 September 2015