Faculty
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Grace Hui Yang
Associate Professor
Grace works on information retrieval and runs the group.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
338 Saint Mary's Hall
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1232
Contact Infomation
Phone: +1 202 687 6355
Fax: +1 202 687 1835
Email: huiyang@cs.georgetown.edu

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Before that, I studied at the National University of Singapore.

I am leading the InfoSense group at Georgetown University. Check out more details from our group website.

My research interests lie in Information Retrieval, Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.

I am looking for highly-motivated PhD students with strong mathematic background, excellent programming skills, and good writing skills. If you are serious about Information Retrieval research and/or aim to invent the next big thing on the Web, please contact me .

Members
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Geoff Lucas
Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: gml57@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University. I am working with Professor Grace Hui Yang.

My research interest is machine learning.

Before this, I got my BS in Political Science and Foreign Area Studies, a Masters in Public Policy, and an MS in Statistics.

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Wei Liu
Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: wl521@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am a master student at Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University. I am working with Professor Grace Hui Yang.
Before this, I worked as Staff Software Engineer at Qilinsoft, Beijing, China. I obtained my B.E. in Automation from Department of Automation, Tsinghua University.

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Amy McNeill
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Amy works on reinforcement learning in dynamic search

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: am3203@georgetown.edu

Amy works on reinforcement learning in dynamic search. She is working with Professor Grace Hui Yang

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Yue Yu
Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: yy476@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University. I am working with Professor Grace Hui Yang.

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Zhiwen Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhiwen works on Dynamic Search

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: zt79@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University. I am working with Professor Grace Hui Yang. My research interest is Information Retrieval.

Before this, I got my B.E. in Computer Science from School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, China.

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Chong Zhang
Graduate Research Assistant
Chong works on Question Answering and Dynamic Search

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: cz211@georgetown.edu

I am a master student in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. I have a bachelor degree in Public Services Administration and a master degree in Health Policy and Management. I am currently focusing on Question Answering and Dynamic Search.

Alumni
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Xuchu Dong
Lecturer, Jilin University
Xuchu worked on Dynamic Search

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Email: xd47@georgetown.edu

    I have been working as a lecturer at Jilin University in People's Republic of China, where I obtained my Master and Ph. D. degrees. With the support of Chinsese Scholarship Council and Jilin University, I came to Georgetown University as a postdoctoral research scholar on December 30th, 2013. My advisor is Grace Hui Yang.

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Dongyi Guan
System Engineer, Microsoft/Bing
Dongyi worked on Session Search and search result organization

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: dg372@georgetown.edu
Phone: (202)531-6646

I am working on session search and search result organization.

Advisor: Prof. Grace Hui Yang
Thesis:  Structured query formulation and result organization for session search.

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Joshua Kang
Software Development Engineer, Amazon
Joshua worked on Dynamic Information Retrieval

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: jk1591@georgetown.edu

At Georgetown University, I have been studying for a B.A.Sc in Computer Science. I have a particular interest in Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval and would like to work in these fields professionally. I am currently a member of the Infosense Research Group under Professor Grace Yang and my latest publication was to SIGIR 2016.

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Shiqi Liu
Software Engineer, Snapchat
Shiqi worked on Dynamic Information Retrieval and TREC Dynamic Domain Track

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: sl1236@georgetown.edu

I'm a master student at the Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University. Now I'm working on evaluating TREC Dynamic Domain Track - dyamic information retrieval in specific domamins. My advisor is Grace Hui Yang

I have great interest in information retrieval and its related fields. I always hold burning desire to make best use of technology to bring amazing changes.

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Jiyun Luo
Software Engineer, Pinterest
Jiyun works on professional search and search result organization.

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jl1749@georgetown.edu

Hi, I'm a graduate student at Georgetown University Computer Science Department. My advisor is Professor Grace Hui Yang. My study direction is Information Retrieval.

I gained my Bachelor degree of Computer Science at China Tongji University. Before I came to US, I was an ERP Application Developer at IBM.

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Simeon Meerson
Database Analyst, Georgetown University
Simeon worked on Dynamic Information Retrieval

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: sm2806@georgetown.edu

My name is Simeon Meerson. I am an undergraduate student at Georgetown University. I am studying computer science, and will be graduating with minors in Italian and Music. I am currently working with the Infosense research group under Grace Hui Yang. I was born in Washington Heights, New York City, however primarily grew up in the Washington D.C. area.

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Razieh (Negin) Rahimi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Razieh works on online learning for IR and dynamic search

Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: rr1042@georgetown.edu

Razieh works on online learning for IR and dynamic search. She is working with Professor Grace Hui Yang

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Lingqiong Tan
Software Engineer, Wepay
Lingqiong worked on Question Answering and Search Interface

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: lt483@georgetown.edu

I’m master student in Computer Science department in Georgetown University. And I did my undergraduate in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in major Ecommerce Engineering with Law. My recent research area is Question Answering.

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Chris Wing
Engineer, Palantir Technologies; Manager, Sinovation Ventures
Chris worked on Information Retrieval System and Dynamic Evaluation

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: cpw26@georgetown.edu

I'm a undergraduate student at Georgetown University pursing a BS in Computer Science with possible minors in Chinese and Chemistry. My research interests lie in Information Retrieval, specifically on search engine evaluation and contextual suggestion. My advisor is: Grace Hui Yang. I am also very involved and invested in Chinese culture and am currently serving as co-vice president of the Chinese Students Alliance at Georgetown.

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Jianxian Wu
Software Engineer, Google
Jianxian worked on Question Answering

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jw1498@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am Jianxian Wu, a master student at Department of Computer Science in Georgetown University. I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in Electric and Computer Engineering for bachelor’s degree. I'm currently focusing on Question Answering field.

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Hongkai Wu
Software Engineer, Pure Storage
Hongkai worked on Dynamic Search

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: hw271@georgetown.edu

I'm a graduate student and research assistant in department of computer science at Georgetown university. Now I'm working with Professor Grace Hui Yang. Before this, I obtained may B.E. in Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University.

My research interests include information retrieval and machine learning. My advisor is Professor Grace Hui Yang.

Recently, I'm doing research on dynamic information retrieval.

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Angela Yang
Software Engineer, Amazon
Angela worked on Dynamic Search

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: asy24@georgetown.edu

I am an undergraduate at Georgetown University majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. I am interested in fields such as machine learning, information retrieval and computational linguistics.

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Sicong Zhang
Research Scientist, Facebook
Sicong works on Privacy-Preserving IR and Session Search

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: sz303@georgetown.edu

I'm a Ph.D Student and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. Before this, I obtained my B.E. in Computer Science from Department of Computer Science and Technology(CS&T), Tsinghua University.

My research interests lie in Information Retrieval, Privacy-Preserving IR,  Natural Language Processing, and Computational Linguistics. My advisor is : Grace Hui Yang

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Jun Zheng
Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology
Jun worked on Information Retrieval

Research Scholar
Email: zhengjun@bit.edu.cn

Jun is a professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).

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Jie Zhou
Software Engineer, You World
Jie worked on Dynamic Search and website development

Programmer
Email: jz398@georgetown.edu

Hi, I am Andrew Jie Zhou. I am programmer in Professor Grace Hui Yang's research team. My interest is building websites and mobile applications. I worked as an developer for Google, Microsoft, Georgetown UIS before. I am now focus on Project Memex of DARPA.

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Shuchen Zhu
Graduate Research Assistant
Shuchen works on Information Retrieval

Graduate Research Assistant
Email: sz424@georgetown.edu

I am a computer science master student at Georgetown University. I did math and physics as an undergrad at Arizona State University, and I obtained my master degree in physics at Rutgers University.