I am an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at UCLA. My research goal is to build intelligence systems that solve real-world problems by automatically acquiring knowledge. This challenging goal involves two fundamental components: A machine learning component that can efficiently make coherent decisions for problems with complex structures, and a natural language understanding component that enables the system to extract knowledge from unstructured text. I have been published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and data mining.
- email: kw AT kwchang DOT net
- see my calendar for scheduling a meeting with me.
- Office hours: Mon 3pm-4pm, Engr VI 374
Prospective students We are looking for highly motivated students to join UCLA-NLP lab. Please read my Research Statement to learn my general research directions. If you're intersted in joining us, please fill in this application form Due to the large number of inquiries from prospective students, please understand that I generally cannot respond personally. But if you are a strong candidate, I will contact you during the admission season.
- 11.02.2018 -- 11.04.2018, EMNLP 2018
- 10.25.2018, Stanford
- 9.28.2018, Facebook WeCNLP Summit (http://www.cvent.com/events/wecnlp-summit-2018/event-summary-f5880b252f404765b4d0ad92839291ab.aspx)
- 2.2018, Our papers about Cross-lingual transfer for dependency parsing and Bias in Contextualized Word Embedding are accepted by NAACL 2019.
- 2.2018, We (Margaret Mitchell, Vicente Ordonez, and I) will give a tutorial on ``Bias and Fairness in Natural Language Processing'' at EMNLP 2019.
- 12.2018, I will be the area chair for NAACL 2019, AKBC 2019 and ACL 2019.
- 10.2018, Kai-Wei won the best reviewer award at EMNLP 2018
- 09.2018, Welcome Tao Meng and Kuan-Hao Huang to join my group!
- 09.2018, Jieyu is invited to give a talk at Grace Hopper Celebration 2018
- 08.2018, Jieyu is a special guess to talk about gender bias in coreference resolution at NLP highlight podcast
- 08.2018, two of our papers are accepted by EMNLP 2018: one is about Learning Gender-Neutral Word Embeddings another is about Generating Natural Language Adversarial Examples.
- 06.2018, Prof Chang. has been named a 2018 Okawa Foundation Research Grant recipient
- 06.2018, Thank Taboola for providing a gift fund to support our research.
- 04.2018, Our paper on modeling language with named entities is accepted by ACL 2018. Congrats Rizwan Parvez.
- Old news
- Tao Meng
- Kuan-Hao Huang
- Wasi Uddin Ahmad
- Jieyu Zhao
- Md. Rizwan Parvez
- Dat Duong (Co-advise with Eleazar Eskin)
- Muhao Chen (Student collaborator)
- Fall 2018, CS M146: Introduction to Machine Learning, UCLA
- Winter 2018, CS M146: Introduction to Machine Learning, UCLA
- Fall 2017, CS269: Seminar: Current Topics in Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing, UCLA
- Spring 2017, CS6501: Advanced Machine Learning -- Structured Prediction and Deep Learning, University of Virginia
- Fall 2016, CS6501: Natural Language Processing, University of Virginia
Softwares & Demos
- Illinois-SL: Package for learning structured prediction models.
- Liblinear: A library for large-scale linear classification.
- Vowpal Wabbit: An online learning system (I contributed to several L2S applications)
- Coreference Resolution Demo: Identify noun phrases that refer to the same entity.
- MSR Continuous Space Text Representations: Measure the degree of relation of two words. (I contributed to MRLSA).
- Package for learning with limited memory: Learning a linear classifier when data cannot fit in memory.
Experience and Education (Curriculum Vitae)
- Assistant Professor, the Computer Science Department at the UCLA 2017-
- Assistant Professor, the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia 2016-2017
- Post-doc, Microsoft Research New England 2015-2016
- Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010--2015
- M.S. (Computer Science), National Taiwan University, 2007--2009
- B.S. (Computer Science), B.S. (Electrical Engineering), National Taiwan University, 2003--2007
- Summer intern, Microsoft Research New York (2014), Microsoft Research Redmond (ML group, 2013), Microsoft Cloud and Information Services Lab (2012), Google Taiwan (2008)