Zhilin Yang

About



I am a second-year PhD student at Language Technologies Institute , School of Computer Science , Carnegie Mellon University.

My research goal is to develop deep learning models for machine cognition, including the capabilities regarding knowledge, memory, and reasoning.
I am working with Professor William W. Cohen and Professor Ruslan Salakhutdinov.
Prior to coming to CMU, I worked with Professor Jie Tang at Tsinghua University.

You can contact me through A@B, where A=zhiliny and B=cs.cmu.edu.

News



02/2017
Paper on Semi-Supervised QA with Generative Domain-Adaptive Nets released.
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02/2017
Two papers accepted at ICLR 2017.

11/2016
Two papers on reading comprehension released/updated. State-of-the-art results on Children's Book Test, CNN, DailyMail, and Who-Did-What.

10/2016
Code and data for our NIPS 2016 paper released.

08/2016
Paper on a novel encoder-decoder architecture accepted by NIPS 2016 .
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06/2016
Code for our ICML 2016 paper released.

05/2016
Code and data for our IJCAI 2016 paper released.

04/2016
Paper on semi-supervised learning accepted by ICML 2016 .
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04/2016
Paper on multi-modal Bayesian embeddings accepted by IJCAI 2016 .

03/2016
Paper on sequence tagging released.
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Education



Carnegie Mellon University

PhD student, Computer Science, 2015 till now



Tsinghua University

BE, Computer Science, 2011-2015

Major GPA 96.8/100, Overall GPA 94.2/100, ranked No.1 among 124 students in the computer science department.

1st place, best undergraduate thesis, computer science department

Advisor: Professor Jie Tang


Papers



Semi-Supervised QA with Generative Domain-Adaptive Nets

Zhilin Yang, Junjie Hu, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, William W. Cohen
Preprint
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Words or Characters? Fine-grained Gating for Reading Comprehension

Zhilin Yang, Bhuwan Dhingra, Ye Yuan, Junjie Hu, William W. Cohen, Ruslan Salakhutdinov
Preprint
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Gated-Attention Readers for Text Comprehension

Bhuwan Dhingra, Hanxiao Liu, Zhilin Yang, William W. Cohen, Ruslan Salakhutdinov
Preprint
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Review Networks for Caption Generation

Zhilin Yang, Ye Yuan, Yuexin Wu, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, William W. Cohen
To Appear in Proceedings of Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016


Multi-Task Cross-Lingual Sequence Tagging from Scratch

Zhilin Yang, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, William Cohen
Preprint
[PDF]


Revisiting Semi-Supervised Learning with Graph Embeddings

Zhilin Yang, William Cohen, Ruslan Salakhutdinov
In Proceedings of International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2016


Multi-Modal Bayesian Embeddings for Learning Social Knowledge Graphs

Zhilin Yang, Jie Tang, William Cohen
In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2016
Our model is deployed on AMiner for extracting research interests.


Collaborative Embedding Features and Diversified Ensemble for E-Commerce Repeat Buyer Prediction

Zhanpeng Fang*, Zhilin Yang*, Yutao Zhang (* indicates equal contribution)
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Workshop, 2015
Invited paper, competition winners.
[PDF] [Slides]


COSNET: Connecting Heterogeneous Social Networks with Local and Global Consistency

Yutao Zhang, Jie Tang, Zhilin Yang, Jian Pei, Philip Yu
In Proceedings of ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2015
Oral presentation, acceptance rate 19%.
[PDF] [Slides]


Active Learning for Streaming Networked Data

Zhilin Yang, Jie Tang, Yutao Zhang
In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2014
Full paper, acceptance rate 21%.
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Active Learning for Networked Data Based on Non-Progressive Diffusion Model

Zhilin Yang, Jie Tang, Bin Xu, Chunxiao Xing
In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2014
Full-length oral presentation (5%), acceptance rate 18%.
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SAE: Social Analytic Engine for Large Networks

Yang Yang, Jianfei Wang, Yutao Zhang, Wei Chen, Jing Zhang, Honglei Zhuang, Zhilin Yang, Bo Ma, Zhanpeng Fang, Sen Wu, Xiaoxiao Li, Debing Liu, Jie Tang
In Proceedings of ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2013
Demo paper.
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