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] We have several opening positions for full-time/part-time PhD/Research Assistants/Project Assistants/Post-docs in our team. Drop me your CV if you are interested in the position. Priority will be given to students with at least 1 paper published/accepted in premier NLP/ML/AI conferences (e.g., ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, COLING).
  • [NEW] Our project is funded by CCF-Baidu Pinecone Open Fund.
  • [NEW] One paper is accepted in ACM TOIS! Congrats to Xingshan and his supervisor Prof. Kam-Fai Wong.
  • [NEW] Our research project is funded by RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS).
  • [NEW] Gave a short talk in about Social Media Keyphrase Prediction in CSPSE CSS Seminar organized by Dr. Yanto Chandra.
  • [NEW] One paper is published in KBS Journal! Congrats to Rong and his supervisor Prof. Qin Lu!
  • [NEW] One paper is accepted in ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (long paper, main conference)! Congrats to Zexin!
  • [NEW] PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme is open for application! Applicants should hold a PhD offer from a top-tier oversea univeristy and awardees are able to start their PhD studies in 2021 fall. If you cannot go abroad physically and are interested in joining my research team (PolyU SMART Group) instead, please drop an email with the CV and the offer letter.
  • [NEW] One paper is accepted in NAACL 2021! Congrats to Lu and her supervisor Prof. Zhongyu Wei!
  • One paper is accepted in SLT 2021! Congrats to Zexin!
  • One paper is accepted in COLING 2020! Congrats to Lei and her supervisor Prof. Zhongyu Wei!
  • My former research intern (in Tencent AI Lab) and collaborator Yue Wang past his PhD viva! Congrats to Yue and his supervisor Prof. Michael Lyu and Prof. Irwin King!
  • Our research project is funded by CCF-Tencent Rhino-Bird Young Faculty Open Research Fund!
  • Our research project is funded by NSFC (Young Scientists Fund)!
  • 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!
  • 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 2022 - Dec 2024: Social-Transformers: A Deep Pre-training Framework for Social Media Language Understanding. RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS) as PI.
    • Jul 2021 - Jun 2022: Towards Pre-training Research for Short Texts. CCF-Baidu Pinecone Open Research Fund as PI.
    • July 2021 - June 2022: Development of a 3-hour Online Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. PolyU Internal Fund under Freshman Seminar for the Online Teaching Development and Educational Research Grant as PI with Co-PI Dr. Richard Lui.
    • July 2021 - June 2022: VLG and AIR Group: DoctorBot in Action: Medical Diagnosis, Training and Ward Companion. PolyU Internal Fund as Co-I with PI Prof. Maggie Wenjie Li and Co-Is Dr. Yan Liu and Dr. Xiaoming Wu.
    • Sep 2021 - Aug 2023: Artificial Intelligence and Applications of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Business. PolyU Internal Fund under Project of Strategic Importance as Co-I with PI Prof. Qiang Wu and Co-Is Prof. Cheng-Shing Cheng, Prof. Chu-Ren Huang, Prof. Kuo-Chiang Wei, Dr. Qi Zhu, Dr. Jingran Zhao, Dr. Yi Ou, and Dr. Cindy Ngai.
    • Jan 2021 - Dec 2021: Comment-Aware Weakly-Supervised Classification for Social Media Texts. CCF-Tencent Rhino-Bird Young Faculty Open Research Fund as PI.
    • Jan 2021 - Dec 2023: Characterize, Detect, and Neutralize: Context-Aware Computational Methods for Media Bias on Social Platforms. NSFC (Young Scientists Fund) as PI.
    • Dec 2020 - Dec 2021: Checking Privacy Compliance of Mobile Apps via Synthesizing NLP and Program Analysis. Collaboration Project with Huawei as Co-I with PI Dr. Xiapu Luo and Co-I Dr. Lei Xue.
    • 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 Prof. 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: Programme Committee Member (including area chairs and senior members):
    • 2021: ACL (area chair for NLP Applications), IJCAI (senior member), CCL (area chair for summarization and generation), AAAI, EACL, and NAACL
    • 2020: AAAI, ACL, COLING, 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
    Reviewer
    • TACL: July 2021 - June 2023.
    • ACL Rolling Review.

    Teaching Experience
    • Spring 2021: [FH 6051] Computational Linguistics (co-teaching with Prof. Chu-Ren Huang)
    • Spring 2021: [COMP 5511] Artifical Intelligence Concepts.
    • Spring 2021: [COMP 1433] Introduction to Data Analytics.
    • 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 Group together!):
    • Yuji Zhang, PhD student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on social media hashtag recommendation. Publication: EMNLP 2020 and ACL-IJCNLP 2021. Co-supervisor: Prof. Maggie Wenjie Li.
    • Zexin Lu, PhD student. Oct 2019-now. Focusing on online user engagement modeling. Publication: SLT 2021 and ACL-IJCNLP 2021. Co-supervisor: Prof. Qing Li.
    • Chunpu Xu, PhD student. To start in Sep 2021 (now a RA). Focusing on multimodality learning on social media. Co-supervisor: Dr. Xiapu Luo.
    • Yibing Liu, Research Asisstant. Apr 2021 - present. Focusing on privacy document analysis.
    • Keyang Ding, Research Assistant. Apr 2021 - present. Focusing on emotion analysis on social media. Master Thesis: Hashtags, Emotions, and Comments: A Large-Scale Dataset to Understand Fine-Grained Social Emotions to Online Topics. Publication: EMNLP 2020 and ACL-IJCNLP 2021.
    • Xiaoxin Lu, Master student. Jan 2021-now. Focusing on doctor recommendation on medical forums.
    • Jiarong Yang, Master student. Jan 2021-now. Focusing on fake news detection on social media.
    • Yuxuan Zhu, Master student. Jan 2021-now. Focusing on COVID-19 event analysis on Twitter.
    • Yubo Zhang, Undergraduate student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on doctor recommendation on medical forums.
    • Zhe Wang, Undergraduate student. Aug 2020-now. Focusing on privacy document analysis.
    • Bing Wang, Visiting PhD student from University of Oxford. Focusing on computer vision. Mar 2021 - present.
    Alumni in PolyU:
    • Junfeng Jiang, Master student. Oct 2019-Mar 2021. Thesis: Online Medical-consultation Recommendation System with Topic Model. Now an software engineer in Oppo.
    • Hongliang Sun, Master student. Oct 2019-Mar 2021. Thesis: Domain-Specific Language Model Continue Pretraining for Chinese Weibo. Now a PhD student in HIT.
    • 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. Obtained PhD degree in 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: NAACL 2021. 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.
    Other Student Collaborators
    • Rong Xiang, PhD student from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Focusing on sentiment analysis: KBS V226 (2021).
    • Xingshan Zeng, PhD student from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Focusing on conversation recommendation: NAACL 2018, ACL 2019, EMNLP 2019, ACL 2020, and ACM TOIS. Obtained PhD degree 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.
    • Lei Chen, master student from Fudan University. Focusing on rumor detection. COLING 2020.