Dr Xiao Yang

  • Research Assistant (Computing Science)

Biography

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~yangx/

I received my PhD degree at School of Computing, The University of Kent in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Frank Wang. My PhD thesis "Memristor-based neural networks: feasibility, theories and approaches" focuses on the frontier of memristor studies that apply the newly emerged device - memristor to neural networks such as "cellular neural networks", "echo state networks" and "spiking neural networks".

Since 2015, I work in Terrier Group, School of Computing Science with Prof Iadh Ounis and Dr Craig Macdonald. We are currently working on an ESRC funded project of "Explaining and mitigating electoral violence" with researchers in Social/Political Science department. In the project, we develop upon existing information retrieval and state-of-the-art machine learning approaches such as Convolutional Neural networks (ConvNets) to develop effective classifiers that can detect electoral violence incidents from social media platforms (e.g. Twitter). By clustering and extracting information of detected posts of electoral violence incidents, fine databases are generated for researchers to determine the strategies best suited to preventing, managing and mediating conflict related to electoral processes.

Research interests

Work on the ESRC project of Explaining and Mitigating Electoral Violence.  Research interest is mainly in the areas of neural networks, data mining/analytics and embedded systems.

Publications

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Number of items: 5.

2017

Yang, X., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2017) Using word embeddings in Twitter election classification. Information Retrieval, (Accepted for Publication)

Yang, X., McCreadie, R., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2017) Transfer Learning for Multi-language Twitter Election Classification. In: The 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Sydney, Australia, 31 Jul - 03 Aug 2017, ISBN 9781450349932 (In Press)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Habel, P. and Yang, X. (2017) Exploring Time-Sensitive Variational Bayesian Inference LDA for Social Media Data. In: 39th European Conference in Information Retrieval, Aberdeen, Scotland, 8-13 April 2017, pp. 252-265. ISBN 9783319566078 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_20)

2016

Yang, X., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2016) Using Word Embeddings in Twitter Election Classification. In: Neu-IR: The SIGIR 2016 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval, Pisa, Italy, 21 July 2016,

Yang, X., Ounis, I. and Macdonald, C. (2016) Monitoring Electoral Violence through Social Media: A Machine Learning Approach. In: International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL, USA, 24-26 Jun 2016,

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 08:21:45 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 5.

Articles

Yang, X., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2017) Using word embeddings in Twitter election classification. Information Retrieval, (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Yang, X., McCreadie, R., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2017) Transfer Learning for Multi-language Twitter Election Classification. In: The 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Sydney, Australia, 31 Jul - 03 Aug 2017, ISBN 9781450349932 (In Press)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Habel, P. and Yang, X. (2017) Exploring Time-Sensitive Variational Bayesian Inference LDA for Social Media Data. In: 39th European Conference in Information Retrieval, Aberdeen, Scotland, 8-13 April 2017, pp. 252-265. ISBN 9783319566078 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_20)

Yang, X., Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2016) Using Word Embeddings in Twitter Election Classification. In: Neu-IR: The SIGIR 2016 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval, Pisa, Italy, 21 July 2016,

Yang, X., Ounis, I. and Macdonald, C. (2016) Monitoring Electoral Violence through Social Media: A Machine Learning Approach. In: International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL, USA, 24-26 Jun 2016,

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 08:21:45 2017 GMT.