Yupeng Gu

Department of Computer Science, UCLA

Office: 3551 Boelter Hall

Email: ypgu AT cs DOT ucla DOT edu



I'm a Ph.D student in Scalable Analytics Institute (ScAi), Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My advisor is Prof. Yizhou Sun. Before joining UCLA, I spent three years at Northeastern University, Boston. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, at University of Science and Technology of China.


• My general research interests lie in mining heterogeneous social networks and information networks with social factors.


RaRE: Social Rank Regulated Large-scale Network Embedding
   Yupeng Gu, Yizhou Sun, Yanen Li, Yang Yang
   Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW’18), Lyon, France, Apr. 2018.
   [Paper] [Code] [Slides]

Weakly-Guided User Stance Prediction via Joint Modeling of Content and Social Interaction
   Rui Dong, Yizhou Sun, Lu Wang, Yupeng Gu, Yuan Zhong
   Proceedings of the 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’17), Singapore, Nov, 2017.

The Co-Evolution Model for Social Network Evolving and Opinion Migration
   Yupeng Gu, Yizhou Sun, Jianxi Gao
   Proceedings of the 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’17), Halifax, NS, Canada, Aug. 2017.
   [Paper] [Code and Dataset] [Slides] [Video]

Ideology Detection for Twitter Users with Heterogeneous Types of Links
   Yupeng Gu, Ting Chen, Yizhou Sun, Bingyu Wang
   Proceedings of 2017 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction (SBP’17), Washington D.C., USA, July, 2017.
   [Short Version] [Long Version (arxiv)] [Slides]

Learning Global Term Weights for Content-based Recommender Systems
   Yupeng Gu, Bo Zhao, David Hardtke, Yizhou Sun
   Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW’16), Montreal, QC, Canada, Apr. 2016.
   [Paper] [Slides]

Topic-Factorized Ideal Point Estimation Model for Legislative Voting Network
   Yupeng Gu, Yizhou Sun, Ning Jiang, Bingyu Wang, Ting Chen
   Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’14), New York, NY, USA, Aug. 2014.
   [Paper] [Code and Dataset] [Slides]

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