News

  • Got my first CVPR paper accepted, done by Spencer Whitehead who is on the job market.
  • I'm hiring! research faculty members, research scientists, post-docs, PhD/master/undergraduate RAs, summer interns, visitors, program managers and software engineers. Drop me a CV if interested.
  • I'll give four conference tutorials in 2021: Event-centric NLU at AAAI2021 and ACL2021; Deep Learning on Graphs for NLP at NAACL2021; Knowledge-Enriched NLG at EMNLP2021.
  • 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 this gives a good overview of our projects and plans.
  • Upcoming keynote speeches: "Symbolic Knowledge Acquisition and Reasoning for Information Extraction" at WSDM2021 workshop on Machine Reasoning, "Misinformation Detection" at IEEE World AI IoT Congress 2021, and ICML2021 workshop on self-supervised learning for reasoning and perception, "Lifelong Information Extraction" at ACL2021 Workshop on Meta Learning and ICLR2021 Workshop on Weakly Supervised Learning, and "How to Write a History Book?" at NAACL Summer School in NLP.
  • Upcoming invited talks: Scientific Information Extraction at University of Michigan, "How to Write a History Book?" at IBM Research.
  • 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.
  • 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: DARPA SemaFor Project; 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/