I will be attending SIGIR 2017 to present our short paper "Embedding-based Query Expansion for Weighted Sequential Dependence Retrieval Model"
I will be attending WSDM 2017 to give a tutorial on "Utilizing Knowledge Bases in Text-centric Information Retrieval" and present a paper on POI route recommendation
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University and the head of Textual Data Analytics Laboratory (TEANA). I am interested in large-scale textual information analysis in a broad sense, including information retrieval, textual data mining and healthcare informatics.
More specifically, my current research focus is on graphical models (including topic models), sentiment analysis, retrieval models for social media and computational analysis of clinical interview transcripts as well as electronic health records.
I am looking for one highly motivated Ph.D. student or post-doc with machine learning and probabilistic modeling background demonstrated by good grades in completed relevant courses, past projects and/or previous publications, who is interested in conducting research in machine learning/textual data mining with applications to healthcare informatics and information retrieval. If you have the required background, ambitious goals for your Ph.D. and the work ethic necessary to achieve them, please email me your resume. I am also interested in working on research projects with strong undergraduate or masters students.