• 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


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I am a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, China.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Software and Theory in 2009 and my B.S. 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 was appointed as visiting student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, advised by Prof. Frank van Harmelen.

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

From Sep. 2014 to Sep. 2015, I was appointed as visiting scholar at Stanford University, working with Prof. Michel Dumontier,

From Nov. 2016 to May 2017, I was appointed as visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Arlington, working with Prof. Chengkai Li,

From Jun. 2017 to Nov. 2017, I was appointed as visiting professor at the University of Toronto, working with Prof. Sheila McIlraith.

Research Interests#

At present, my research mainly focuses on artificial intelligence, databases, and cross-research in medicine. Specifically,
  • Knowledge graph, including representation learning and foundation models
  • Database, including entity alignment, crowdsourcing, and blockchain
  • Digital medicine: with the National Institute of Health Data Science at Nanjing University



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Fundings and Awards#

  • Continual Learning based Knowledge Graph Fact Checking, NSFC 62272219
  • 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
  • ...
  • CHIP Best Paper Award 2021
  • 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
  • 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


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