Dr. Sun Aixin is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair (Admissions and Outreach) with School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received B.A.Sc (1st class honours) and Ph.D. both in Computer Engineering from the same school in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Aixin's research areas include Text Mining, Social Computing, Multimedia, and Digital Libraries. Many of his papers appear in major international conferences including SIGIR, CIKM, KDD, WSDM, ACM Multimedia, JCDL, ICDM, and journals like DMKD, TKDE, JASIST, and IP&M. Aixin has been a PC member of many major conferences such as SIGIR, KDD, WWW, CIKM, ACM Multimedia, WSDM, and reviewer for journals and many IEEE/ACM transactions. He is a member of ACM.

Professional Services

  1. PC Member 2017: WSDM, AAAI, SIGIR.
  2. PC Member 2016: WWW, KDD, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM, PAKDD, SIGIR (Short paper), EMNLP
  3. PC Member 2015: WWW, KDD, MM, WSDM, PAKDD, SIGIR (Short paper), ASONAM, NLPCC
  4. PC Member 2014: WWW, KDD, MM, ICWSM, SIGIR (Short paper), WI, PAKDD, APWeb, DASFAA (Demo), NLPCC

Recent Publications

  1. An Analysis of 14 Million Tweets on Hashtag-Oriented Spamming. [PDF]
    Surendra Sedhai, Aixin Sun.
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Accepted
  2. Extracting Fine-grained Location with Temporal Awareness in Tweets: A Two-Stage Approach
    Chenliang Li, Aixin Sun.
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Accepted
  3. Annotating Point-of-Interests with Microblogs. [PDF]
    Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong, and Aixin Sun.
    In Proc. 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'16). Indianapolis, USA. Oct. 2016
  4. Effective Document Labeling with Very Few Seed Words: A Topic Model Approach. [PDF]
    Chenliang Li, Jian Xing, Aixin Sun, and Zongyang Ma.
    In Proc. 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'16). Indianapolis, USA. Oct. 2016
  5. Mobile Phone Name Extraction from Internet Forums: A Semi-supervised Approach. [PDF]
    Yangjie Yao, Aixin Sun.
    World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ). 19(5): 783-805. 2016
  6. Topic Modeling for Short Texts with Auxiliary Word Embeddings. [PDF]
    Chenliang Li, Haoran Wang, Zhiqian Zhang, Aixin Sun, Zongyang Ma.
    In Proc. International ACM SIGIR Conference. (SIGIR'16). Pisa, Italy. Aug 2016
  7. Joint Recognition and Linking of Fine-Grained Locations from Tweets. [PDF]
    Zongcheng Ji, Aixin Sun, Gao Cong and Jialong Han.
    In Proc. International World Wide Web Conference. (WWW'16). Montreal, Canada. Apr 2016.
  8. Effect of Spam on Hashtag Recommendation for Tweets. [PDF]
    Surendra Sedhai and Aixin Sun.
    In Proc. International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'16) Companion Volume. Montreal, Canada. Apr 2016.
  9. Discovering Neighborhood Pattern Queries by Sample Answers in Knowledge Base [PDF]
    Jialong Han, Kai Zheng, Aixin Sun, Shuo Shang, and Ji-Rong Wen
    In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'16). Helsinki, Finland. May 2016.