News

  • I will give a three hours tutorial "Event-Centric Natural Language Understanding" as CCF's Advanced Distinguished Lecture, a preview of my part of the tutorial that I'm giving at AAAI2021 together with Dan Roth and our students.
  • If you are curious about what Amazon Scholars are doing, you can check out this interview we did at EMNLP2020. I hate all sorts of pre-recorded videos, but it give an overview of our projects and plans.
  • Upcoming keynote speeches: "Bringing Structures and Symbols back to Knowledge Representation" (slides) at NeurIPS2020 workshop on knowledge representation for machine learning, "Lifelong Information Extraction" at ACL2021 Workshop on Meta Learning, Event Prediction at AAAI2021 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Unstructured Data in Financial Services, and COVID-19 Literature IE at AAAI2021 workshop on Trustworthy AI for Healthcare.
  • PhD applicants for 2021: Yes I'll have many new RA openings. Please apply if you have a strong research record. I usually won't have time to reply because there are too many inquiry emails, which does not mean I'm not interested in your application. I'll review all applications carefully and do interviews at the end of December.
  • We have created a ReviewRobot, to assist paper review generation, and possibly replace all of the evil Reviewer#2 out there...
  • Wrote some notes about research skills for new students: "the art of doing good research".
  • UIUC got two NSF AI Institutes funded: AI for Molecular Synthesis and AI for Agriculture. My team's contributions will be knowledge extraction from scientific literature and knowledge-driven natural language generation for robots.
  • Launched KBP2020!.
  • I'm hiring! research faculty members, research scientists, post-docs, PhD/master/undergraduate RAs, program managers and software engineers. Drop me a CV if interested.
  • PhD students on 2021 job market: Spencer Whitehead.
  • Congratulations Manling and my AIDA team (collaborations with Prof. Shih-Fu Chang's team at Columbia University) on winning the ACL2020 Best Demo Paper Award on our cross-media knowledge extraction project!
  • Gave a controversial speech "Call me a leader, not a woman leader" and its Chinese translation, and its high school version.
  • Been at news quite often lately for some reason: Misinformation correction, Army Research Lab news about our work on cross-lingual structure transfer ; COVID-19 Knowledge Graph Construction and here; Feminism; DARPA KAIROS project.
  • We are sharing our biomedical knowledge extraction results from 40K+ papers about corona virus. Public post, please feel free to share and do something cool on top of it: http://blender.cs.illinois.edu/covid19/