Invited Talks and Keynote Speech

2017

"Universal Information Extraction", Invited talks at University of Waterloo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Morgan Stanley.

"Overview of KBP2017 Multi-lingual Entity Discovery and Linking", Overview talk at NIST TAC-KBP Meeting.

"Cross-lingual Entity Disovery and Linking for 282 Languages", DARPA Demo Day.

"Multi-media Event Extraction and Recommendation", DARPA Demo Day.

"Joint Information Extraction for Intelligence Analysis", ARL Transition Day.

"Future of EDL", Overview talk at DEFT PI Meeting.

“Multimedia Information Extraction: Where is Our Gap and How to Fill it”, Invited talk at NSF Workshop on Future of Multimedia/Multimodal Research.

"Liberal Information Extraction", Distinguished CTO Data Science Lecture at Bloomberg.

"Entity Discovery and Linking for 282 Languages", Invited talk at Facebook.

2016

"Looking Forward to New KBP in Next Decade", Panel at NIST TAC-KBP Meeting.

"Entity Discovery and Linking in 2017 and Beyond", Overview talk at NIST TAC-KBP Meeting.

"Overview of KBP2016 Tri-lingual Entity Discovery and Linking and Its Impact on End-to-End KBP", Overview talk at NIST TAC-KBP Meeting.

"Liberal Information Extraction", Invited Talk at University College London.

"Biomedical Knowledge Discovery", Panel at SciDataCon2016 and invited talk at DARPA Smile Workshop.

"Information Extraction and Knowledge Base Population", Invited course for the 10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval. 200 slides or 300 slides.

"Scientific Knowledge Discovery", Round Table at World Economic Forum 2016.

"It's Coach, Not Chanel  - Deep Learning for IE", Panelist at NAACL2016 Panel on Deep Learning and Its Implications for NLP.

"Information Exploration and Intelligence Analysis Room", Invited talk at IBM-RPI CISL Center Opening Ceremony.

"Information Extraction: the Gap between Academic Requirement and User Requirement", Panelist at DHS Retreat.

"Automatic Entity Recognition and Typing in Massive Text Data", Tutorial at SIGMOD2016.

"Liberal Information Extraction on the Fly", Invited talk at Chinese Academy of Sciences.

"Cross-lingual Cross-media Knowledge Extraction, Linking, Inference and Transfer", Invited talks at eBay Machine Learning and Data Science Conference and IBM Research.

2015

"Automatic Cross-media Event Schema Construction and Knowledge Population", Keynote speech at NIPS2015 Multimodal Machine Learning Workshop, and
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

"Cross-lingual Cross-media Knowledge Extraction, Linking, Inference and Transfer", Invited talks at Tsinghua University and SRI International.

"Knowledge Base Population: From Conservative to Liberal", Invited talks at University of Notre Dame, and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

"Overview of KBP2015 Tri-lingual Entity Discovery and Linking", Overview talk at NIST TAC-KBP Meeting.

"Cross-genre Knowledge Networks Construction", Overview talk at ARL NS-CTA Review Meeting.

“Creating Appropriate and Fun Language in Social Media", Invited talk at Tencent.

"Morph Encoding and Decoding", Invited talk at Columbia University.

"Successful Data Mining Methods for NLP", Tutorial at ACL2015.

"From Mono-lingual to Cross-lingual Slot Filling", Overview talk at DARPA DEFT PI Meeting.

"Tri-lingual Entity Discovery and Linking", Overview talk at DARPA DEFT PI Meeting.

"From Mono-lingual to Cross-lingual: State-of-the-art Entity Discovery and Linking", Invited talk at JHU HLT-COE.

2014

"Knowledge Base Population: Looking Back and Looking Ahead", Invited talk at Alibaba and Zhejiang University.

"Information Extraction: Where have we been and where are we going", Overview talk at DARPA DEFT PI Meeting.

"Slot Filling Validation by Truth Finding", Invited talk at Peking University.

"Information Extraction", Invited lecture at Tsinghua University.

"Wikification and Beyond: The Challenges of Entity and Concept Grounding", Tutorial at ACL2014 and Advanced Disciplines Lecture at NLPCC2014.

2013

"Decoding and Encoding Morphs", Invited talk at UTDallas and Tsinghua University.

"Information Extraction: Techniques, Advances and Challenges", Invited talk at Union College CS Seminar Series.

"From Big Data to Information, From Information to Knowledge", Invited talk at RPI Dean’s Seminar Series, Chinese Academy of Social Science, and Keynote speech at the 12th China National Conference on Computational Linguistics.

"Resolving Information Morphs in Censored Data", Invited talks at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Peking University.

"Morphed Information Extraction, Resolution and Translation", Invited talks at Tsinghua University and Chinese academy of Sciences.

"Information Extraction: From Single-source to Cross-Source", Invited talk at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing Information Science and Technology University.

“Joint Event Extraction via Structured Prediction with Global Features”, Invited talk at Suzhou University.

“Capturing Global Coherence for Cross-source Information Extraction”, Invited talks at Emory University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Georgia State University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, South Florida University, Information Science Institute/USC, UNC Charlotte, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Baidu Inc..

2012

"Temporal Information Extraction and Shallow Temporal Reasoning", Tutorial at COLING2012, December 2012.

"Temporal Knowledge Base Population", Invited talk at Intelligent Automation, Inc., November 2012.

"What's New with BLENDER Knowledge Base Population", Invited talk at Army Research Lab, November 2012.

"Temporal Knowledge Base Population", Invited talk at Rakuten NY, October 2012.

"Cross-source Information Extraction", CUNY Junior Faculty Award Reception, October 2012.

"Temporal Knowledge Base Population", Invited talk at Columbia University, October 2012.

"Information Extraction: Techniques, Advances and Challenges ". Invited Lecture at NAACL Summer School, June 2012.

“From News to Tweets: Adapting Information Processing Techniques”. Invited talk at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, June 2012.

“Research Career in Natural Language Processing: Excitement, Challenges and Beyond”.  Invited talk at CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program, June 2012.

2011

Leveraging Redundancy for Cross-Source Information Extraction, Fusion and Inference. Yahoo Data Sciences Seminar Series, Rutgers University. October 2011.

Constructing Information Networks from Texts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 2011.

What's New with Knowledge Base Population. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 2011.

Leveraging Redundancy for Cross-Source Information Extraction, Fusion and Inference. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Seminar. September 2011.

Leveraging Redundancy for Cross-Source Information Extraction. CUNY-NLP Seminar. September 2011.

Web-Scale Knowledge Discovery and Information Extraction from Unstructured Data. Invited Talk at Web Seminar, Army Research Lab Information Network Academic Research Center. June 2011.

Knowledge Base Extraction and Population from Natural Languages. Invited Talk at Baruch College, CUNY. May 2011.

Cross-lingual Knowledge Base Population. Invited Talk at Army Research Lab. May 2011.

Natural Language Processing: An Interdisciplinary Major in Computer Science. Invited Talk at Woman in Math Conference. March 2011.

2010

Web-Scale Knowledge Discovery and Population from Unstructured Data, Keynote Speech ACLCLP 2010 IR workshop, December 2010.

Overview of the TAC2010 Knowledge Base Population Track, Keynote Speech at Web People Search (WePS-3) Conference, September 2010.

Knowledge and Resources for Multi-lingual Temporal Event Tracking”. Invited talk at NAACL 2010 Chinese temporal/discourse annotation workshop.

"Cross-Media Cross-document Cross-domain Cross-lingual Information Extraction and Fusion". Invited talk at Army Research Lab.

Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery from Scientific Literatures. Invited talk at University of Rhode Island. 

Cross-document Coreference Resolution. Invited talk at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

2009

Natural Language Processing to Extract Domain-Specific Ontology. Invited talk at University of Rhode Island. 

Cross-document Cross-lingual Information Extraction and Fusion. Invited talk at CUNY Graduate Center computer science colloquium.

State-of-the-art Information Extraction. Invited talk at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Cross-document Cross-lingual Information Extraction, Ranking and Tracking. Invited talk at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

2008

Joint Inference and Its Application in NLP.  Invited talk at Yahoo! NLP Research Group. San Jose, CA.

Cross-document Information Aggregation and Correction. Invited talk at IBM Almaden Research Center. San Jose, CA.

Joint Inference for Information Extraction and Retrieval. Invited talk at City University of New York. New York, NY.

NYU Multi-lingual Information Extraction System. Invited talk at Janya Corp. Buffalo, NY.

Adapting Information Extraction for Biomedical Domain. Invited talk at University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.

Cross-lingual Information Processing: Challenges and Techniques. Invited talk at Kent State University. Kent, OH.

2007

Adapting Information Extraction Techniques for Biomedical Solutions. Invited talk at Siemens Medical Solutions. Philidelphia, PA.

Re-Ranking Technique and Its Impact on IE. Yahoo! Applied Research. San Jose, CA.

Information Extraction and Translation for Noisy Data. Invited talk at SRI International. Menlo Park, CA.

Using Joint Inference to Improve Cross-Lingual Information Extraction. Invited talk at ICSI, University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.

2006

Re-Ranking Algorithms for Name Tagging. Invited talk at New York City NLP Forum. New York, NY.

Tutorial on Machine Learning Methods for Information Extraction. Invited talk at New York City NLP Forum and NYU Computer Science Colloquium. New York, NY.

2005

Machine Learning Methods for Entity and Relation Extractions. Invited talk at FactSet Research Systems, Inc. New York, NY. November 2005.