Work Experience

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky August 2011 – present

Adjunct Lecturer

School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington July 2010 – July 2011

  • S511 Database Design
  • S603 Workshop in Library and Information Science: Perl/CGI
  • S603 Workshop in Library and Information Science: Text Processing with Perl

Summer Yahoo! Research Intern

Yahoo! Research, Santa Clara, CA May 2008 – Aug 2008

The main goal of my internship is to developed a "conversational mining" prototype for identifying user intention and valuable recommendation information from instant messaging (IM) data in collaboration with the principle research scientist in the Internet Experiences group and the senior researcher in the Metrics Analysis Group. At the end of 12 weeks, the following has been achieved:

  • Discovered common approaches for opinion detection and examined the nature of conversational data to determine the feasibility of applying state-of-the-art opinion mining approaches to conversation data.
  • Designed and conducted a field study to collect IM data for understanding how people use IM to coordinate, schedule tasks and make recommendations to each other.
  • Performed primary statistic analysis on both IM data and chatroom data from Live.Yahoo.com.
  • Proposed solutions for adapting opinion mining techniques to conversational mining.

System Developer

Digital Library Program of Indiana University Sep 2007 – Apr 2008, Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

This is an hourly-position which involves provided programming and software support for the Indiana University Digital Library Program. Some specific tasks include:

  • Deployed and customized DSpace (a JAVA-based platform) for creating an online repository for

disseminating and preserving scholarly work created at Indiana University.

  • Automated the metadata mapping process to improve the system efficiency.
  • Wrote, tested, and documented programs in Java and Perl for importing/streaming/exporting

data, system administration, and controlling the workflow.

Research Assistant

School of Library and Information Science 2004 - 2007

This position requires working with several SLIS faculty members to facilitate their diverse research projects, including:

  • Designed and developed natural language processing (NLP) modules including noun phrase

identification, synonym ambiguity reduction and subjective language detection.

  • Created weblog visualization for demonstrating the distribution, evolvement and connections of bloggers in the blogosphere.

Webmaster & Project Coordinator

School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Indiana University 2004 - 2005

My main responsibility is to maintain and update the school websites as well as to coordinate with faculties in designing and deploying online survey interfaces and databases.


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