Xiang Ao, Associate Professor

Dr. Xiang Ao is an Associate Professor in the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences(ICT, CAS). Before joining ICT, he received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Computing Technology, CAS in 2015 and B.S. degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University in 2010.

His research interests include algorithms and models for AI finance tasks, e.g. behavior  modeling and NLP for financial applications. He has authored more than 40 referred publications at prestigious international conferences and journals like IEEE TKDE, ACM TIST, WWW, KDD, ICDE, SIGIR, ACL, AAAI, IJCAI, etc., and has servred as PC members over top tier international conferences such as IJCAI18/19/20, AAAI19/20/21, ACL21, ICDM19/20, ECML-PKDD20/21, etc. He is supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, CCF-Tencent Rhino-Bird Young Faculty Open Research Fund, Tencent Advertising Rhino-Bird Research Fund, Ant Financial Science Funds, Alibaba Innovative Research Project, Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS and Beijing Nova Program, etc.

I'm always looking for talented and self-motivated interns with a strong interest/background in machine learning, data mining,  and/or mathematics. 

New: Positions for recruiting graduate students in Fall 2022 is open, welcome the undergraduates who are interested in the position to contact me. Send your CV to me :-).

Recent News
  1. [2021.09]: One paper "Learning Policy Scheduling for Text Augmentation" is accepted by Neural Networks. Congrats to Shuokai!
  2. [2021.08]: Three papers "Layer-wise Model Pruning based on Mutual Information", "ConRPG: Paraphrase Generation using Contexts as Regularizer" and "Self Question-answering: Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis by Role Flipped Machine Reading Comprehension" are accepted by EMNLP2021. Congrats to Guoxin!
  3. [2021.07]: Our paper "Follow the Prophet: Accurate Online Conversion Rate Prediction in the Face of Delayed Feedback" achieved Best Short Paper Honorable Mention Award in SIGIR2021. Congrats to all the collaborators!
  4. [2021.05]: One paper "Intention-aware Heterogeneous Graph Attention Networks for Fraud Transactions Detection" is accepted by KDD2021.
  5. [2021.05]: One paper "Online Credit Payment Fraud Detection via Structure-Aware Hierarchical Recurrent Neural Network" is accepted by IJCAI2021. Three papers "PENS: A Dataset and Generic Framework for Personalized News Headline Generation ", "ChineseBERT: Chinese Pretraining Enhanced by Glyph and Pinyin Information " and "Making Flexible Use of Subtasks: A Multiplex Interaction Network for Unified Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis " are accepted by ACL2021. Congrats to Guoxin and Ling!



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