Academic Service:

- PC Member for ACL, 2019, 2018
- PC Member for KDD, 2019, 2018
- PC Member for EMNLP, 2019, 2017
- PC Member for WSDM, 2020, 2019, 2017
- PC Member for NeurIPS, 2018
- PC Member for SIGIR, 2019
- PC Member for European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2019
- PC Member for COLING, 2018
- Reviewer for NAACL, 2018
- Reviewer for Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB)
- PC Member for ACM International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR), 2017
- Reviewer for International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), 2016

Recent Talks:

- Multi-Perspective Context Modeling for Information Retrieval, Textual Similarity Modeling and NLG, Tencent AI Lab (Seattle), 2019/08, [slides]
- Multi-Perspective Relevance Matching with Hierarchical ConvNets for Social Media Search, AAAI 2019 (spotlight), Hawaii
- Multi-Task Learning with Neural Networks for Voice Query Understanding on an Entertainment Platform, KDD 2018, August, London
- Temporal Context Modeling for Text Streams, PhD Defense, 2018/06, [slides]
- Temporal Context Modeling for Text Streams, Amazon Alexa, 2018/02, [slides]
- Temporal Context Modeling for Text Streams, Pinterest Labs, 2018/02, [slides]
- Talking to Your TV: Context-Aware Voice Search with Hierarchical Recurrent Neural Networks, CIKM 2017, September, Singapore [slides]
- Mining the Temporal Statistics of Query Terms for Searching Social Media Posts, ICTIR 2017, October, Amsterdam [slides]

Past Awards:

- The 69th Emmy Award (2017), for the technical contribution in building the XFinity voice search platform.
- Dean's Merit Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2013, 2014
- ZHIJUN HE Fellowship, 2012 & 2013 (the highest honor for academic excellence, 2/398, in computer science deparment at Zhejiang University)
- Outstanding Graduate (top 3%), Zhejiang University, 2013
- Outstanding Thesis, Zhejiang University, 2013
- Silver Award, China "Challenge Cup" College Student Entrepreneurship Competition, 2012