News

  • Manling Li has been selected as DARPA Riser! Congratulations Manling!
  • Carl Edwards and Tuan Lai developed a translator between molecules and natural language!
  • Excited to visit Vietnam this summer for the VinUni-Illinois SmartHealth Center.
  • I'm giving a plenary short talk at ACL2022 about Big Ideas in NLP.
  • Five papers got accepted by NAACL2022, all led by my six amazing woman students!
  • PhD graduate on Academic Job Market to start in Fall 2023: Manling Li - my absolutely best PhD graduate in my career so far, interview her before it's getting too late!
  • Fake news detectors trained from machine generated fake news don't work so well on detecting human-generated fake news. My genius student Kung-Hsiang Huang has proposed a solution in his new work "Faking Fake News for Real Fake News Detection: Propaganda-loaded Training Data Generation". This work has attracted media attention.
  • Yi Fung has collected and publicly shared a set of 3.5M user posts and comments from Weibo about Russo-Ukrainian Crisis.
  • Another new line of work "CLIP-Event" by Manling Li on Multimedia event structure representation is accepted by CVPR2022!
  • Prof. Jiawei Han’s amazing student Zoey Li created a new framework on few-shot event detection, 20%+ absolute fscore gain in both supervised and few-shot settings.
  • Very happy to have Hongwei Wang's paper about chemical reaction aware representation learning accepted by ICLR2022, co-advised by the very best Kyunghyun Cho.
  • Revanth Reddy built a new benchmark on news claim detection, and a nice demo.
  • Upcoming National Podcast: ``AI for Scientific Discovery".
  • Upcoming Keynote Speech: ``Building an Event Extractor for Any Language within Half an Hour''EMNLP2022 Workshop on Massively Multilingual Natural Language Understanding; ``Talk Like a Bookworm''at ACL2022 Workshop on E-commerce for NLP.
  • Upcoming Tutorials: "The Battlefront of Combating Misinformation and Coping with Media Bias" at AACL2022; "New Frontiers of Information Extraction" at NAACL2022.
  • Upcoming Invited Talks: ``What's in a Chemical Entity?''at IBM Research; ``Information Surgery: Faking Multimedia Fake News for Real Fake News Detection'' at 2022 Midwest Big Data Summer School at Iowa State University
  • I'm hiring! UIUC side: research faculty members, research scientists, post-docs, PhD/master/undergraduate RAs, summer interns, visitors, program managers and software engineers. Amazon side: research scientists, software engineers and interns. Drop me a CV if interested.
  • 16 PhD Dissertation Topics on Information Extraction!
  • Congratulations my genius student Manling Li on being selected as Microsoft Fellow, Mavis Future Faculty Fellow, and receiving a highly prestigeous C.L. and Jane W.-S. Liu Award! She is on news!
  • Wrote some notes about research skills for new students: "the art of doing good research".
  • Gave a controversial speech "Call me a leader, not a woman leader" and its Chinese translation, and its high school version.
  • Been at news: NAACL2021 Best Demo Paper Award; 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.