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 Information Retrieval, Text Mining, Social Computing, and Digital Libraries. Many of his papers appear in leading international conferences and journals in the related areas. Aixin is a member of editorial board for JASIST and Information Retrieval Journal. He has been a PC member of many major conferences such as SIGIR, KDD, and WWW.

Email: axsun AT ntu DOT edu DOT sg Phone: (+65) 6790 5139 Office: N4-2C-102

Professional services

  • Editorial board member: JASIST, Information Retrieval Journal
  • Associate Editor: Neurocomputing
  • PC Member 2020: PAKDD (Publicity co-Chair), WWW, WSDM, SIGIR (Demo co-Chair)
  • PC Member 2019: WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, AIRS (PC Co-Chair), NLPCC, CIKM (SPC)
  • PC Member 2018: WWW, AAAI, WSDM, SIGIR, PAKDD, ICDM (Demo Co-Chair)
  • PC Member 2017: WSDM, AAAI, SIGIR, AIRS, DSAA, CIKM (Demo Co-Chair), ADMA (General Chair)

Recent papers

  • Subtopic-Driven Multi-Document Summarization
    Xin Zheng, Aixin Sun, Jing Li and Karthik Muthuswamy. EMNLP. Nov 2019 NLP
  • Collective Named Entity Recognition in User Comments via Parameterized Label Propagation
    Minh C. Phan and Aixin Sun. JASIST. Accepted NLP
  • Community Detection on Large Complex Attribute Network
    Zhe Chen, Aixin Sun, Xiaokui Xiao. KDD. Aug 2019 DM
  • Robust Representation Learning of Biomedical Names
    Minh C. Phan, Aixin Sun and Yi Tay. ACL. July 2019 NLP IR
  • ChID: A Large-scale Chinese IDiom Dataset for Cloze Test
    Chujie Zheng, Minlie Huang and Aixin Sun. ACL. July 2019 NLP
  • A Study on Agreement in PICO Span Annotations [PDF@arXiv ]
    Grace E. Lee and Aixin Sun. SIGIR. July 2019 (Short paper) Health NLP
  • Aspect-level Sentiment Analysis using AS-Capsules [PDF@RG]
    Yequan Wang, Aixin Sun, Minlie Huang, Xiaoyan Zhu. WWW. Apr 2019 NLP
  • Learning Travel Time Distributions with Deep Generative Model [PDF@GoogleDrive]
    Xiucheng Li, Gao Cong, Aixin Sun, Yun Cheng. WWW. Apr 2019 DM
  • Deep Learning based Recommender System: A Survey and New Perspectives [PDF@RG]
    Shuai Zhang, Lina Yao, Aixin Sun, and Yi Tay. ACM Computing Surveys. 2019 RecSys
  • Towards Effective Extraction and Linking of Software Mentions from User-Generated Support Tickets. [PDF@RG]
    Jianglei Han, Ka Hian Goh, Aixin Sun, and Mohammad Akbari. ACM CIKM. Oct 2018 NER
  • Pair-Linking for Collective Entity Disambiguation: Two Could Be Better Than All [PDF@arXiv]
    Minh C. Phan, Aixin Sun, Yi Tay, Jialong Han, and Chenliang Li. TKDE. Accpeted in 2018 NER
  • Collecting Event-related Tweets from Twitter Stream
    Xin Zheng, Aixin Sun. JASIST 70(2): 176-186 (2019) IR
  • Seed-driven Document Ranking for Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine [PDF@RG] [Slides]
    Grace E. Lee and Aixin Sun. ACM SIGIR. July 2018 Health IR
  • SegBot: A Generic Neural Text Segmentation Model with Pointer Network [Demo Link]
    Jing Li, Aixin Sun, and Shafiq Joty. IJCAI. July 2018 NLP

Working draft

  • Understanding Stability of Medical Concept Embeddings: Analysis and Prediction [arXiv ]
    Grace E. Lee, Aixin Sun. Apr 2019 Health NLP
  • A Survey on Deep Learning for Named Entity Recognition [PDF@RG arXiv ]
    Jing Li, Aixin Sun, Jianglei Han and Chenliang Li. Dec 2018 NER NLP IR


  • Sep 2019. PAKDD2020 Call for papers
  • Aug 2019. Congratulations to Zheng Xin for her EMNLP paper acceptance "Subtopic-Driven Multi-Document Summarization" NLP IR
  • May 2019. Congratulations to Minh for his ACL paper acceptance "Robust Representation Learning of Biomedical Names" NLP IR
  • Apr 2019. Congratulations to Chen Zhe for paper acceptance "Community Detection on Large Complex Attribute Network" to KDD 2019. DM
  • Apr 2019. "A Study on Agreement in PICO Span Annotations" accepted in SIGIR2019 (short paper) [PDF@arXiv] Health NLP

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