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I am a Research Scientist at Facebook. I am working at the Messenger Ranking Team to improve user engagement on Messenger.

I obtained my Master's and Ph.D. degrees in 2017 and 2019 respectively from the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park. During my Ph.D., I was affiliated with the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Lab which is a part of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). I was fortunate to be co-advised by Prof. Philip Resnik and Prof. Jordan Boyd-Graber. I worked on topic models, Bayesian methods, computational linguistics, and computational social science.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in 2013 from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. In Summer 2012, I was an undergraduate visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science, Stanford University.

[Curriculum Vitae]

 

Recent Activities

 

Publications

A Multilingual Topic Model for Learning Weighted Topic Links Across Corpora with Low Comparability
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP), 2019, Hong Kong SAR, China
[PDF] [Supplement] [Video] [Slides] [Code] [Bibtex]

Adapting Topic Models using Lexical Associations with Tree Priors
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
[PDF] [Poster] [Code] [Bibtex]

Uncovering Topic Dynamics of Social Media and News: The Case of Ferguson
Lingzi Hong, Weiwei Yang, Philip Resnik, and Vanessa Frias-Martinez
International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 2016, Bellevue, WA, USA
[PDF] [Code] [Bibtex]

A Discriminative Topic Model using Document Network Structure
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016, Berlin, Germany
[PDF] [Supplement] [Slides] [Code] [Bibtex]

Birds of a Feather Linked Together: A Discriminative Topic Model using Link-based Priors
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
[PDF] [Supplement] [Poster] [Code] [Bibtex]

 

Ph.D. Courses

Fall 2014
CMSC701 Computational Genomics by Prof. Mihai Pop
CMSC723 Computational Linguistics I by Prof. Hal Daumé III
CMSC798E Graduate Seminar in Computer Science by Prof. Jeff Foster
Spring 2015
CMSC734 Information Visualization by Prof. Ben Shneiderman
CMSC773 Computational Linguistics II by Prof. Philip Resnik
CMSC798F How to Conduct Great Research by Prof. Ben Shneiderman
Fall 2015
CMSC714 High Performance Computing Systems by Prof. Jeffrey Hollingsworth
CMSC733 Computer Processing of Pictorial Information by Prof. John Yiannis Aloimonos
LING848 Seminar in Computational Linguistics by Prof. Philip Resnik
Spring 2016
Spring 2017
CMSC828F Computational Psycholinguistics by Prof. Naomi Feldman

 

Contact

Address:
1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Email:

 

Useful Links

 

Name Pronounciation

  • Weiwei: Way-Way
  • Yang: Young

 

 

Last Update: June 30, 2020