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*__E-mail__: whu (at) nju.edu.cn
*__Address__: 163 Xianlin Ave., Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
*__Zipcode__: 210023
*__Office__: CS Bldg. 405; Mengminwei Bldg. 2611
*__Phone__: +86-25-89681523


I am an associate professor and PhD supervisor at Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, China.

I obtained my PhD in Computer Software and Theory in 2009 and BS in Computer Science and Technology in 2005, both from Southeast University.

I joined the faculty of Nanjing University in Dec. 2009.

From Nov. 2007 to May 2008, I appointed as visiting student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, advised by Prof. [Frank van Harmelen|http://www.few.vu.nl/frankh/].

From Sep. 2008 to Dec. 2008, I interned at IBM Research - China.

From Sep. 2014 to Sep. 2015, I appointed as visiting scholar at Stanford University, working with Prof. [Michel Dumontier|http://dumontierlab.com/], 

From Nov. 2016 to May 2017, I appointed as visiting scholar at University of Texas at Arlington, working with Prof. [Chengkai Li|http://ranger.uta.edu/cli/], 

From Jun. 2017 to Nov. 2017, I appointed as visiting professor at University of Toronto, working with Prof. [Sheila McIlraith|http://www.cs.toronto.edu/sheila/].

For more information, please visit my [group website|http://ws2.nju.edu.cn/kgwiki/]

!!!Research Interests
At present, my research is mainly about automatic extraction, semantic fusion and intelligent application of multi-source heterogeneous knowledge with big data:
*Deep knowledge representation: representation learning
*Heterogeneous knowledge fusion: ontology matching, entity alignment, truth inference
*Intelligent software R&D: knowledge-enhanced search/QA/recommender systems
*Cross-research in medicine: with National Institute of Health Data Science at Nanjing University

*For undergraduates: [Introduction to Databases|http://ws2.nju.edu.cn/kgwiki/doku.php?id=courses:db]
*For Postgraduates: [Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies|http://ws2.nju.edu.cn/kgwiki/doku.php?id=courses:ke]

Please visit the following links directly:
*[Google Scholar|https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=iWs168sAAAAJ&hl=en]

!!!Fundings and Awards
*Representation Learning based RDF Data Linkage, NSFC 61872172
*Crowdsourcing Entity Linkage for the Semantic Web, NSFC 61370019
*Object Coreference Resolution on the Semantic Web, NSFC 61003018
*CCKS Best English Paper Award 2018
*Awardee of Nanjing University Study and Research Abroad Program 2013
*Outstanding Instructor for Nanjing University Undergraduate Innovation Program 2012
*JIST Best Paper Award 2011
*IBM China Excellent Student 2008
*ISWC Best Paper Nominee 2007

!!!Professional Services
*Member of CCF Technical Committee on Databases
*Member of CIPSC Technical Committee on Language and Knowledge Computation
*Communication Member of CCF Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence
*Member of JSCS Technical Committee on Big Data
*Member of JSAI Technical Committee on Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Services
*W3C Advisory Committee Representative of Nanjing University
*Secretary of CS Department for Foreign Affairs

*PhD students:
**Jiwei Ding (2015)
**Zequn Sun (2016)
**Jiacheng Huang (2019), Yuxin Wang (2019)
**Xiangrong Zhu (2020), Xinyi Wang (2020)
**Yuanning Cui (2021), Yang Liu (2021)
*Master students:
**2019: Yao Zhao, Botao Yu, Wenzheng Sui, Fengning Gao, Kailong Hao
**2020: Wei Cheng, Guangyao Li
**2021: Honghu Wu, Wenzheng Zhao
**2018: Zibo Wang, Hao Tang, Xiaobin Tian, Siyan Shen
*Graduated (year, first employment):
***Saisai Gong (2019, Pinduoduo)
***Hang Zhang (2013, Microsoft), Chuanlei Ni (2014, Standard Chartered), Cunxin Jia (2015, Google)
***Chengyue Jiang (2016, CETC-28), Honglei Qiu (2017, TP-Link), Hao Zhang (2018, SAIC Motor)
***Haoxuan Li (2019, Baidu), Lingbing Guo (2019, Zhejiang Univ.), Jiacheng Huang (2019, Nanjing Univ.)
***Ermei Cao (2020, Tecent), Qingheng Zhang (2020, Huawei), Xinze Lyu (2020, Huawei)
***Difeng Wang (2021, Alibaba), Shengguang Qiu (2021, KuaiShou), Chengming Wang (2021, Alibaba)