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Wei Hu

Recent update: 2019-11-8


Brief Bio

Dr. Wei Hu is an associate professor and PhD supervisor 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/professor 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 Prof. Sheila McIlraith.

Lab website: http://ws2.nju.edu.cn/kgwiki/

Research Interests

Knowledge Mining - knowledge graph, representation learning
Data Integration - entity resolution, ontology matching
Intelligent Software - 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

Learning to Exploit Long-term Relational Dependencies in Knowledge Graphs
Lingbing Guo, Zequn Sun, Wei Hu
ICML, 2019
Contributions: recurrent skipping network, knowledge graph embedding

Multi-view Knowledge Graph Embedding for Entity Alignment
Qingheng Zhang, Zequn Sun, Wei Hu, Muhao Chen, Lingbing Guo, Yuzhong Qu
IJCAI, 2019
Contributions: multi-view learning, knowledge graph embedding, entity alignment

Mapping Factoid Adjective Constraints to Existential Restrictions over Knowledge Bases
Jiwei Ding, Wei Hu, Qixin Xu, Yuzhong Qu
ISWC, 2019
Contributions: factoid adjective constraint, knowledge base question answering

TransEdge: Translating Relation-contextualized Embeddings for Knowledge Graphs
Zequn Sun, Jiacheng Huang, Wei Hu, Muhao Chen, Lingbing Guo, Yuzhong Qu
ISWC, 2019
Contributions: contextualized embedding, entity alignment, link prediction

Leveraging Frequent Query Substructures to Generate Formal Queries for Complex Question Answering
Jiwei Ding, Wei Hu, Qixin Xu, Yuzhong Qu
EMNLP (long paper), 2019
Contributions: complex question answering, frequent query substructure

* Complete publication list from Google Scholar



Fundings & Awards

PI: Representation Learning based RDF Data Linkage, NSFC 61872172
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

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

Student Advising

  - Zequn Sun (PhD), Jiacheng Huang (PhD), Yuxin Wang (PhD)
  - Xiangrong (Zhu), Xinyi Wang (PhD)
  - Ermei Cao, Qingheng Zhang, Xinze Lyu
  - Difeng Wang, Shengguang Qiu, Chengming Wang
  - Yao Zhao, Botao Yu, Wenzheng Sui, Fengning Gao, Kailong Hao
  - Wei Cheng, Guangyao Li

  - Saisai Gong (PhD), Jiwei Ding (PhD)

Graduated (year, first employment, city)
  - Hang Zhang (2013, Microsoft, Shanghai)
  - Chuanlei Ni (2014, Standard Chartered, Tianjin)
  - Cunxin Jia (2015, Google, Mountain View, USA)
  - Chengyue Jiang (2016, CETC-28, Nanjing)
  - Honglei Qiu (2017, TP-Link, Shenzhen)
  - Hao Zhang (2018, SAIC Motor, Shanghai)
  - Saisai Gong (2019, Pinduoduo, Shanghai)
  - Haoxuan Li (2019, Baidu, Beijing)
  - Lingbing Guo (2019, PhD, Monash University, Australia)
  - Jiacheng Huang (2019, PhD, Nanjing University, China)

Professional Services

Member of CCF Technical Committee on Databases
Member of CIPSC Technical Committee on Language and Knowledge Computation
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
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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