DM2 Lab: Data Mining towards Decision Making

"We develop data-driven computational methods and intelligent systems to facilitate decision making." -- dm_square

Computational Behavior Modeling: User modeling, Recommender system, Fraud detection; Graph machine learning, Graph anomaly detection, Dynamic graph modeling; Information extraction, Named entity recognition, Taxonomy construction, Knowledge graph construction; Natural language generation, answer retrieval, question generation, summarization; Intelligent assistance.


Email: mjiang2 [at]
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Current Graduate Students

Qingkai Zeng: PhD candidate (2018-)
Email: qzeng [at]
Information extraction, Taxonomy construction
First authored in 1 KDD, 1 EMNLP
Wenhao Yu: PhD candidate (2019-); CSE Select Fellowship; Bloomberg Data Science Fellowship
Email: wyu1 [at]
Natural language generation
First authored in 3 ACL, 4 EMNLP, 1 NAACL, 3 WWW, 1 CSUR
Mengxia Yu: PhD student (2020-); CSE Select Fellowship
Email: myu2 [at]
Natural language generation, Scientific text mining
Lingbo Tong: PhD student (2020-); Psychology-CSE Joint Program
Email: ltong2 [at]
Natural language processing, Social media analysis
Zhihan Zhang: PhD student (2021-)
Email: zzhang23 [at]
Natural language processing, Question answering
First authored in 1 EMNLP
Gang Liu: PhD student (2021-)
Email: gliu7 [at]
Graph machine learning
First authored in 1 KDD
Eric Inae: PhD student (2022-); Dean's Fellowship
Email: einae [at]
Graph machine learning
Hy Dang: PhD student (2022-)
Email: hdang [at]
Knowledge graph, Social media, Mental health
Noah Ziems: PhD student (2022-)
Email: nziems2 [at]
Natural language processing, Question answering
Bang Nguyen: PhD student (2022-)
Email: bnguyen5 [at]
Natural language processing, Online education
Nandini Banerjee: PhD student (2022-)
Email: nbanerje [at]
Text mining, Social media analysis, Mental health

Current Undergraduate Students

Weike Fang: REU (2022-)
Natural langauge generation

Current Highschool Students

Past Graduate Students

Daheng Wang: PhD (2021)
Email: dwang8 [at]
User modeling, Graph representation learning, Dynamic graph modeling
First authored in 3 KDD, 1 WWW, 1 ICDM, 1 TKDE, 1 TNNLS, 1 TIST, 1 KDD-DLG best paper
First employment: Research Scientist at
Tong Zhao: PhD (2022) with Snap Fellowship
Email: tzhao2 [at]
Graph machine learning, Data augmentation, Anomaly detection,
First authored in 2 CIKM, 1 AAAI, 1 ICML, 1 IEEE TNNLS, 1 BigData
First employment: Research Scientist at Snap Inc.
Xueying Wang: Master's Degree (2019)
Email: xwang41 [at]
First authored in 1 WWW and 1 KAIS
Information extraction
Employment: Data Scientist at FedEx
Bhakti Sharma: Master's Degree (2020)
Email: bsharma2 [at]
Natural language processing, Sentiment analysis
Employment: SDE at VISO Trust
Jianing Li: Master's Degree (2020)
Email: jli23 [at]
Deep transfer learning
Luke Siela: Master's Degree (2022)
Email: lsiela [at]
Data Science
Employment: General Electric
Tianwen Jiang: Visiting PhD student (2018-2019)
Email: tjiang2 [at]
Information extraction
Employment: Tencent

Past Undergraduate Research Assistants

Past iSure Program Undergraduate Students

Past Highschool Students

Group Photos

September 2018 @ Cushing Hall July 2019 @ Fitzpatrick Hall May 2022 @ Potato Creek State Park

Selected Publications: Text Mining and Natural Language Processing

Selected Publications: Representation Learning and Network Science


Research work has been supported by National Science Foundation,, Snap Research, Condé Nast Inc., and Global Gateway.