Lu Wei

Assistant Professor

Email: yhjrv@fhgq.rqh.ft
Website: http://statnlp.org/
Telephone: +65 6499 4784
Room Number: 1.302.10
Research Interests:
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,Natural Language Processing,Database and Big Data Analytics

Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design

Biography

I am interested in designing mathematical models and efficient machine learning algorithms for solving data processing problems, with a specific focus on natural language processing. I am particularly interested in natural language semantics (in a broad sense). Prior to joining SUTD, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a PhD student at the Singapore-MIT Alliance of the National University of Singapore. Even earlier, I received my Bachelor’s degree (1st class) from School of Computing, National University of Singapore.

Recent News

Recent Publications

  • Labeling Gaps Between Words: Recognizing Overlapping Mentions with Mention Separators
    Aldrian Obaja Muis and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2017: the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • A Simple Regularization-based Algorithm for Learning Cross-Domain Word Embeddings
    Wei Yang, Wei Lu and Vincent W. Zheng
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2017: the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • A Unified Framework for Structured Prediction: From Theory to Practice
    Wei Lu
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2017 (Tutorial Abstracts): the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • Analogy Retrieval Through Textual Inference
    Roozbeh Sanaei, Wei Lu, Kevin Otto, Luciënne Blessing, Kristin Wood
    Proceedings of IDETC/CIE’2017: the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
  • Topical Coherence in LDA-based Models through Induced Segmentation
    Hesam Amoualian, Wei Lu, Eric Gaussier, Massih R Amini, Georgios Balikas and Marianne Clausel
    Proceedings of ACL’2017: the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Neural Architectures for Multilingual Semantic Parsing
    Raymond Hendy Susanto and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of ACL’2017: the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • MalwareTextDB: A Database for Annotated Malware Articles
    Swee Kiat Lim, Aldrian Obaja Muis, Wei Lu and Chen Hui Ong
    Proceedings of ACL’2017: the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Learning Latent Sentiment Scopes for Entity-level Sentiment Analysis
    Hao Li and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of AAAI’2017: the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • Semantic Parsing with Neural Hybrid Trees
    Raymond Hendy Susanto and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of AAAI’2017: the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • Efficient Dependency-guided Named Entity Recognition
    Zhanming Jie, Aldrian Obaja Muis and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of AAAI’2017: the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • Improving Word Embeddings with Convolutional Feature Learning and Subword Information
    Shaosheng Cao and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of AAAI’2017: the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • A General Regularization Framework for Domain Adaptation
    Wei Lu, Hai Leong Chieu and Jonathan Löfgren
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2016: the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • Learning to Capitalize with Character-Level Recurrent Neural Networks: An Empirical Study
    Raymond Hendy Susanto, Hai Leong Chieu and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2016: the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • Learning to Recognize Discontiguous Entities
    Aldrian Obaja Muis and Wei Lu
    Proceedings of EMNLP’2016: the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Group Members

  • Hao Li (PhD student; from: National University of Singapore)
  • Allan Jie (PhD student; from: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Thilini Cooray (PhD student; co-supervised with Ngai-Man Cheung)
  • Zhijiang Guo (PhD student; from: Sun Yat-sen University)
  • Yanyan Zou (PhD student; from: Xiamen University)
  • Yan Zhang (PhD student; from: Jilin University)
  • Peter Phandi (Research assistant; from: National University of Singapore)
  • Srajit Sakhuja (Visiting MS student; from: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India)
  • Shobhik Bhadraray (Visiting MS student; from: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India)
  • Bailin Wang (Visiting MS student; from: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Supun Abeysinghe (Visiting UG student; from: University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka)
  • Yu Jian Wu (Visiting UG student; from: Swarthmore College, USA)
  • Rachael Boyle (Visiting UG student; from: University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Bill Lin (Visiting UG student; from: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (IEEE Honor Class), China)
  • Yaqi Xie (Senior UROP student; from: Singapore University of Technology and Design)
  • Yiran Wang (Senior UROP student; from: Singapore University of Technology and Design)
  • Siyuan Wang (Senior UROP student; from: Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Teaching

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP’11), 2011
  • Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 2009-2010
  • Research Achievement Award, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 2008-2009
  • President’s Fellowship, National University of Singapore, 2006-2007
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance Scholarship, 2005-2006, 2006-2009
  • Dean’s List, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 2001-2005
  • Singapore MOE Undergraduate Scholarship, 2000-2005
  • 1st Prize (Full credits: 140/140), National Mathematical Olympiad Competition, China, 1996
  • 1st Prize, National Mathematical Olympiad Competition, China, 1995

Group Alumni

  • Aldrian Obaja Muis (Research assistant; to: Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Raymond Hendy Susanto (Research assistant; from: National University of Singapore)
  • Swee Kiat Lim (Reserach officer; from: National University of Singapore)
  • Wei Yang (Visiting UG student; to: University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Hesam Amoualian (Visiting PhD student; from: University of Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • Shaosheng Cao (Research assistant; to: AI Department, Ant Financial Services Group/Alipay, China)
  • Liling Tan (Research assistant; from: Saarland University, Germany)
  • Moein Khajehnejad (Research officer; from: Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
  • Jonathan Löfgren (Research officer; from: Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Bojia Qiu (Visiting UG student; from: Zhejiang University (Chu Kochen Honors College))
  • Wenqiang Xu (Research officer; from: University of Science and Technology of China (Special Class for the Gifted Young))
  • Tu Thanh Vu (Research officer; to: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Si Kai Lee (Research officer; to: Columbia University, USA)
  • Sadegh Charmchi (Research officer; to: University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Ruidan He (UROP; to: National University of Singapore)
  • Cuong Xuan Chu (Research officer; to: Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Lifei Chen (Research officer; to: Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Sean Matthew English (Research officer; to: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Institute, Germany)

University Services

  • Member, ISTD undergraduate committee: 2014-
  • ISTD representative, University accreditation committee 2015-
  • Member, Inbound exchange program: 2016-
  • Member, Institutional review board: 2016-
  • Member, Technology application elective committee: 2017-
Open Positions

I am looking for strong candidates for the following positions: RA, Postdoc, Interns and PhD students. Drop me an email if you are interested.

Press

Interview on Data/Cloud Economy in China Link.

Interview on Government and Machine Learning Link.