Jing Li 李菁

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Address
PQ 714, Mong Man Wai Building
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong SAR, China

Email
jing-amelia.li [AT] polyu [DOT] edu [DOT] hk

  
News

  • [NEW] Our research project is funded by NSFC (Young Scientists Fund)!
  • [NEW] Three papers are accepted in EMNLP 2020 (2 long paper and 1 short paper, all in main conference)! Congrats to Lingzhi, Yue, Keyang, and Yuji!
  • My former groupmate (in CUHK) and collaborator Xingshan Zeng past his PhD viva! Congrats to Xingshan and his supervisor Prof. Kam-Fai Wong!
  • My former research intern (in Tencent AI Lab) and collaborator Lu Ji past her master thesis defense and rewarded an outstanding graduate by Fudan University! Congrats to Lu and her supervisor Prof. Zhongyu Wei!
  • I'm looking for PhD students, post-docs, research assistants, and visitors. For those who are interested in working with me, please feel free to email me with your CV. Remote collaboration is also welcome!
  • A paper is accepted in ACL 2020 (long paper)! Congrats to Xingshan!
  • A paper is accepted in WWW 2020 (full paper and research track)! Congrats to Jichuan!
  • Biography

    Dr. Jing Li is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) since 2019. She is a member of Data Science and AI Lab (DaSAIL) of Department of Computing and the COMP representative for Doctor of Applied Language Sciences Programme (DALS). Before joining PolyU, she worked in the Natural Language Processing Center, Tencent AI Lab as a senior researcher from 2017 to 2019. Jing obtained her PhD degree from the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017 under supervision of Professor Kam-Fai Wong. Before that, she received her B.S. degree from Department of Machine Intelligence, Peking University in 2013. Jing has broad research interests on natural language processing, social computing, and machine learning. Particularly, she works on novel algorithms for topic modeling, information extraction, discourse analysis, and their applications on social interaction understanding. To know more about my research lab, feel free to visit PolyU SMART Lab.

    Research Topics

    • Topic Modeling
    • Information Extraction
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Natural Language Processing for Social Media
    Research Projects
    • Jan 2021 - Dec 2023: Characterize, Detect, and Neutralize: Context-Aware Computational Methods for Media Bias on Social Platforms. NSFC (Young Scientists Fund) as PI.
    • June 2020 - Sep 2021: Vision, Language and Graphics (VLG) Group: An AI Driven Platform for Smart Living. PolyU Internal Fund as Co-PI with Rep. Co-PI Prof. Jane You and Co-PI Dr. Maggie Wenjie Li.
    • Oct 2019 - Sep 2022: Discourse Parsing for Online Conversations. PolyU Internal Fund as PI.
    Selected Publications



    Academic Experience

    Research Experience
    • Visiting PhD at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, Jan - Apr, 2016, Supervisor: Prof. Yulan He (Now in University of Warwick.)
    • Visiting Scientist at Northeastern University, Boston, USA, Feb - May, 2017, Host: Prof. Lu Wang (Now in University of Michigan.)
    Organization Committee Member:
    • Publication co-chair for EMNLP 2020
    • Tutorial co-chair for ICONIP 2020
    Programme Committee Member:
    • 2020: AAAI, ACL, and ICONIP (senior member)
    • 2019: ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, and AAAI
    • 2018: ACL and EMNLP (Best reviewer award in EMNLP 2018)
    • 2017: EACL and EMNLP
    • 2016: EMNLP
    • 2015: EMNLP

    Teaching Experience
    • Spring 2020: [COMP 1433] Introduction to Data Analytics.
    • Autumn 2019: [COMP 6701] Advanced Topics in Computer Algorithms (co-teaching with Dr. Jesper Jansson)
    • Autumn 2019: [COMP 4122] Game Design and Development (co-teaching with Dr. Ping Li)
    Advisees

    Research Students and Staffs in PolyU (we form SMART Lab together!):
    • Yuji Zhang, PhD student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on personalized event recommendation on socal media: EMNLP 2020. Co-supervisor: Dr. Maggie Wenjie Li.
    • Junwei Wu, PhD student. To start in Spring 2021. Focusing on discourse analysis for online conversations. Co-supervisor: Dr. Maggie Wenjie Li.
    • Zexin Lu, MPhil student. Oct 2019-now. Focusing on open question generation for social media events. Co-supervisor: Prof. Qing Li.
    • Junfeng Jiang, Master student. Oct 2019-now. Focusing on doctor recommendation for online medical conversations.
    • Keyang Ding, Master student. Oct 2019-now. Focusing on social emotion analysis for online topics: EMNLP 2020.
    • Hongliang Sun, Master student. Oct 2019-now. Focusing on representation learning for social media language.
    • Yubo Zhang, Undergraduate student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on representation learning for social media language.
    • Zhe Wang, Undergraduate student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on representation learning for social media language.
    • Chunpu Xu, Research Assistant. To start in Oct 2020. Focusing on multimodality learning.
    • Jiancheng Wen, Research Assistant. Aug 2020-Feb 2021. Focusing on multimodality learning.
    Intern Students in Tencent:
    • Yingyi Zhang, PhD student from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Oct 2017 - May 2018. Focusing on keyphrase extraction: NAACL 2018 and JASIST 2019. Now a visiting PhD in University of Pittsburgh.
    • Jichuan Zeng, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dec 2017 - Aug 2019. Focusing on topic modeling: EMNLP 2018 , TACL 2019, and WWW 2020. Obtained PhD degree in 2019 and now a senior research engineer at ByteDance.
    • Yue Wang, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. May 2018 - Aug 2019. Focusing on keyphrase generation: NAACL 2019, ACL 2019, and EMNLP 2020.
    • Ming Liao, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Oct 2018 - Aug 2019. Focusing on sentiment analysis: EMNLP 2019.
    • Lu Ji, Master student from Fudan University. Apr - Aug 2019. Focusing on conversation discourse analysis. Tencent Rhino-Bird Elite Training Program. Graduated in June 2020 and now in Pinduoduo as a research engineer.
    • Xiaoxue Liu, Master student from Nanjing University. May - Sep 2018. Focusing on event detection. Graduated in June 2019 and now in Tencent as a research engineer.
    Collaborators
    • Xingshan Zeng, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Focusing on conversation recommendation: NAACL 2018, ACL 2019, EMNLP 2019, and ACL 2020. Graduated in June 2020 and now in Huawei Noah's ark lab as a researcher.
    • Lingzhi Wang, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Focusing on user behavior analysis in social media conversations: EMNLP 2020
    • Luyang Lin, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Focusing on media bias on social media.