FACULTY & RESEARCH

Ji-Rong Wen
Executive Dean of GSAI
Tenured Professor
Professor Ji-Rong WEN received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from School of Information at Renmin University of China in 1994 and 1996 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and in the same year joined Microsoft Research as senior researcher and director for internet search and mining.

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Overview:

He has long engaged in the fields of information retrieval, data mining and machine learning, and takes a particular interest in interdisciplinary research and developing real systems. He has published extensively on prestigious international conferences and journals. He is the associate editor of ACM TOIS and IEEE TKDE, honorary chair of AIRS 2016, conference chair of CCIR 2017, area chair of SIGIR 2018, and PC chair of SIGIR 2020. He worked at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) for 14 years and served in the capacity of group manager of the Web Search and Mining Group. He was elected as a national distinguished professor in 2013 and Beijing’s distinguished young scientist in 2018.


Research Interests:

Big data analysis, data mining, information retrieval, and machine learning.


Publications:

Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Statistical Entity Extraction From the Web, Proceedings of the IEEE 100(9): 2675-2687 (2012)

Yang Liu, Ruihua Song, Yu Chen, Jian-Yun Nie and Ji-Rong Wen, Adaptive Query Suggestion for Difficult Queries, SIGIR 2012

Wei Song, Qing Yu, Zhiheng Xu, Ting Liu, Sheng Li and Ji-Rong Wen, Multi-Aspect Query Summarization by Compositing Query, SIGIR 2012

Iwata, M., Sakai, T., Yamamoto, T., Chen, Y., Liu, Y., Ji-Rong Wen and Nishio, S., AspecTiles: Tile-based Visualization of Diversified Web Search Results, SIGIR 2012

Zhicheng Dou, Sha Hu, Yulong Luo, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen: Finding dimensions for queries, CIKM 2011

Zhicheng Dou, Sha Hu, Kun Chen, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen: Multi-dimensional search result diversification. WSDM 2011

Xiaojiang Liu, Zaiqing Nie, Nenghai Yu, Ji-Rong Wen: BioSnowball: automated population of Wikis. SIGKDD 2010

Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, Jian-Yun Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Using Anchor Texts with Their Hyperlink Structure for Web Search. SIGIR 2009

Huibin Zhang, Mingjie Zhu, Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, Employing Topic Models for Pattern-based Semantic Class Discovery. ACL 2009

Jun Zhu, Zaiqing Nie, Xiaojiang Liu, Bo Zhang, Ji-Rong Wen, StatSnowball: a Statistical Approach to Extracting Entity Relationships, WWW 2009

Jun Zhu, Zaiqing Nie, Bo Zhang, Ji-Rong Wen, Dynamic Hierarchical Markov Random Fields for Integrated Web Data Extraction. In the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 9(Jul):1583--1614, 2008

Jun Zhu, Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Bo Zhang and Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Webpage Understanding: An Integrated Approach, The 13th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, SIGKDD 2007

Shuyi Zheng, Ruihua Song, Di Wu and Ji-Rong Wen, Joint Optimization of Wrapper Generation and Template Detection, The 13th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, SIGKDD 2007

Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Webstudio: Building Infrastructure for Web Data Management. SIGMOD 2007 (industrial paper)

Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Object-level Vertical Search, The Third Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, CIDR 2007

Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. A Large-scale Evaluation and Analysis of Personalized Search Strategies, The 16th international World Wide Web conference, WWW 2007

Zaiqing Nie, Yunxiao Ma, Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Web Object Retrieval, The 16th international World Wide Web conference, WWW 2007

Jun Zhu, Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Bo Zhang and Wei-Ying Ma, Simultaneous Record Detection and Attribute Labeling in Web Data Extraction, SIGKDD 2006

Ping Wu, Ji-Rong Wen, Huan Liu and Wei-Ying Ma, Query Selection Techniques for Efficient Structured Web Source Crawling, The 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2006), April 3-7, Atlanta, GA, 2006

Jun Zhu, Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Bo Zhang and Wei-Ying Ma, 2D Conditional Random Fields for Web Information Extraction, The 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2005), Bonn, Germany, August, 2005

Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, Qing Yu, Ruihua Song and Wei-Ying Ma, Gravitation-Based Model for Information Retrieval, The 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2005), August 2005

Zaiqing Nie, Yuanzhi Zhang, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Object-Level Ranking: Bringing Order to Web Objects, WWW 2005

Jiying Wang, Ji-Rong Wen, Fred Lochovsky and Wei-Ying Ma, Instance-based Schema Matching for Web Databases by Domain-specific Query Probing, VLDB 2004

Ji-Rong Wen, Ni Lao and Wei-Ying Ma, Probabilistic Model for Contextual Retrieval, SIGIR 2004

Deng Cai, Shipeng Yu, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Block-based Web Search, SIGIR 2004

Deng Cai, Xiaofei He, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Block-Level Link Analysis, SIGIR 2004

Ruihua Song, Haifeng Liu, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Learning Block Importance Models for Web Pages, WWW 2004

Cong Li, Ji-Rong Wen and Hang Li, Text Classification Using Stochastic Keyword Generation, The Twentieth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2003)

Shipeng Yu, Deng Cai, Ji-Rong Wen and Wei-Ying Ma, Improving Pseudo-Relevance Feedback in Web Information Retrieval Using Web Page Segmentation, WWW 2003

Hang Cui, Ji-Rong Wen, Jian-Yun Nie and Wei-Ying Ma, Query Expansion by Mining User Logs, IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 829-839, July/August 2003

Hang Cui, Ji-Rong Wen, Jian-Yun Nie and Wei-Ying Ma, Probabilistic Query Expansion using Query Logs, WWW 2002

Ji-Rong Wen, Jian-Yun and Hong-Jiang Zhang, Query Clustering Using User Logs, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS), 20(1), 59-81, January, 2002

Ji-Rong Wen, Jian-Yun Nie and Hong-Jiang Zhang, Clustering User Queries of a Search Engine, Proceeding of the Tenth World Wide Web conference (WWW10), 162-168, Hong Kong, May, 2001

Please see below links for more information:

http://scholar.google.co.jp/citations?user=tbxCHJgAAAAJ&hl=en

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/368506/ji-rong-wen

dblp: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/w/Wen:Ji=Rong.html


Social Roles:

Senior Member: ACM, IEEE, CCF

Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)

Senior PC Member:CIKM 2013, CIKM 2012, CIKM 2011, SIGKDD 2012, WSDM 2011, WSDM 2010,

PC Member, WWW 2014, WWW 2013, WWW 2012, WWW 2011, WWW 2010, WWW 2009, SIGIR 2013, SIGIR 2012, AAAI 2013, ACL 2013, ICDE 2010, SIGMOD 2008, SIGKDD 2008

Chair, WWW 2008 “WWW in China” Track

Co-chair, SIGIR 2011 “Entity-Oriented Search” workshop




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