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Wei Hu

Recent update: 2017-8-5


Brief Bio

Dr. Wei Hu is an associate professor at Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, China. He received his PhD degree in Computer Software and Theory in 2009, and his BS degree in Computer Science and Technology in 2005, both from Southeast University. He joined the faculty of Nanjing University in Dec. 2009.

Wei Hu appointed as the visiting student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from Nov. 2007 to May 2008, advised by Prof. Frank van Harmelen. He interned at IBM Research - China from Sep. 2008 to Dec. 2008. He appointed as the visiting scholar at Stanford University from Sep. 2014 to Sep. 2015, working with Prof. Michel Dumontier, University of Texas at Arlington from Nov. 2016 to May 2017, working with Prof. Chengkai Li, and University of Toronto from Jun. 2017 to Nov. 2017, working with Profs. Sheila McIlraith and Michael Brudno.

Research Interests

Data Integration - entity resolution, ontology matching
Knowledge Mining - knwoledge graph, representation learning
Web Applications - semantic search, question answering, bioinformatics

* I am always looking for highly-motivated, hard-working PhD and master students interested in the aforementioned areas.


Recent Work

Cross-lingual Entity Alignment via Joint Attribute-Preserving Embedding
Zequn Sun, Wei Hu, Chengkai Li
International Semantic Web Conference, 2017
Contributions: cross-lingual entity alignment, knowledge base embedding

BioSearch: A Semantic Search Engine for Bio2RDF
Wei Hu, Honglei Qiu, Jiacheng Huang, Michel Dumontier
Oxford Database, 2017
Contributions: semantic search, ontology-based data access

* Complete publication list from Google Scholar



Fundings & Awards

PI: Crowdsourcing Entity Linkage for the Semantic Web, NSFC 61370019
PI: Object Coreference Resolution on the Semantic Web, NSFC 61003018
PI: Large-Scale Semantic Web Data Integration, RFDP 20100091120041
PI: Models and Methods for Semantic Web Based Knowledge Services, JSNSF BK2011189

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

Student Advising

  - Haoxuan Li, Zequn Sun, Lingbing Guo, Jiacheng Huang
  - Ermei Cao, Qingheng Zhang, Xinze Lv
  - Difeng Wang

  - Saisai Gong, Jiwei Ding

Graduated (first employment, city)
  - Hang Zhang (2013, Microsoft, Shanghai)
  - Chuanlei Ni (2014, Standard Chartered, Tianjin)
  - Cunxin Jia (2015, Google, Mountain View)
  - Chengyue Jiang (2016, CETC-28, Nanjing)
  - Honglei Qiu (2017, TP-Link, Shenzhen)

Professional Services

Member of CIPSC Technical Committee on Language and Knowledge Computation
Deputy Secretary General of JSCS Technical Committee on Big Data
W3C Advisory Committee Representative of Nanjing University
Founding Member of IEEE SIG on Big Data for Healthcare, Medicine and Biology
Secretary of CS Department of Foreign Affairs

Mailing Address

163 Xianlin Avenue
Nanjing University (mailbox 603)
Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, China

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