I received Ph.D. of Information Systems in 2010 from the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. I have been affiliated with Qatar Computing Research Institute as a scientist since September 2011 until May 2017. Prior to this appointment, I held positions as research assistant professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong during August 2010-August 2011 and research fellow at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR in Singapore during May-August 2010. Early on I was working as an intern in Microsoft Research Asia (with Natural Language Computing Group) for about 15 months starting from July 2006. Before my graduate studies, I had experience in software industry in China, working as software engineer in TRS Information Technology Co. Ltd. and Institute of Computer Science & Technology of Peking University.

Research Interests
Information Retrieval and Web Search
Social Media Analytics
Natural Language Processing
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning