Xiaodan Zhu
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Honors, Awards & Scholarships
2015 Best Paper Award. The Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, Denver, Colorado, USA.
2014 1st place (averaged score over all datasets among 40+ international teams), Semeval-2014 task 9: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter.
*Team work. I led NRC's efforts on the phrase-level task, which was one of the two official tasks in the challenge.
2014 NRC-ICT Instant Award, Information Communication and Technologies, National Research Council Canada.
2013 1st and 2nd places (among 30+ participanting teams), Semeval-2013 task 2: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter.
*Team work. I led NRC's efforts on the phrase-level task, which was one of the two official tasks in the challenge.
2012 2nd place, i2b2-2012 Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data: Temporal Relations.
*Team work. I was a key contributor and responsible for local-temporal relations.
2010 1st and 2nd places (over 40+ international teams) i2b2-2010 Challenge on Medical Information Extraction.
*Team work. I led NRC’s efforts on semantic relation detection among medical entities, which was one of the three official tasks in the challenge.
2003-2009
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Finalist (International), 2008-2009.
Wolfond Fellowship, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2008-2009.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2008-2009.
Graduate Scholarship, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2003-2008.
Earlier
PhD Scholarship, Dept. of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2003
Wang Jiarong Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 1999-2000
2nd-class Guanghua Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 1998-1999