Xiaodan Zhu
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2017 Our model (alpha) is ranked among the top in the RepEval-17 Shared Task.
*The shared task aims to build neural networks to encode the meaning of sentences into fixed-length vectors; the effectiveness of the models is evaluated with Natural Langauge Inference.
2015 Best Paper Award. The Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, Denver, Colorado, USA.
2014 1st places (among 40+ participanting teams), Semeval-2014 Sentiment Analysis in Twitter Shared Task.
*Team work. I led NRC's efforts on the phrase-level task, which was one of the two official tasks in the challenge. Our models ranked 1st place (among submissions from 46 teams) on five out of ten subtasks/datasets in the shared task.
2014 NRC-ICT Instant Award, Information Communication and Technologies, National Research Council Canada.
2013 1st place (among 40+ participanting teams), Semeval-2013 Sentiment Analysis in Twitter Shared Task.
*Team work. I led NRC's efforts on the phrase-level task, which was one of the two official tasks in the challenge.
2012 1st place (with a statistic tie with another submission), 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