Dr. Sun Aixin is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair (Academic) at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has been a faculty member of SCSE since 2005 and was the Assistant Chair (Admissions and Outreach) from 2016 to 2020. He is a member of Singapore Data Science Consortium (SDSC) Technical Committee, and SDSC institution representative of NTU. His current research interests include information retrieval, text mining, social computing, and digital libraries.
Dr. Sun received B.A.Sc (1st class honours) and Ph.D. both in Computer Engineering from NTU in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He has published about 200 papers in major international journals and conferences. According to Google Scholar, his papers have received more than 13,000 citations, with h-index above 50.
Dr. Sun is an associate editor of Neurocomputing, editorial board member of Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and editorial board member of Information Retrieval Journal. He has served as the demonstration track co-chair for SIGIR2020, ICDM2018, CIKM2017, PC co-chair for AIRS2019, and general chair for ADMA2017. He was a member of the best paper committee for SIGIR2020. He has also served as Area Chair, Senior PC member or PC member for many conferences including SIGIR, WWW, WSDM, EMNLP, AAAI, and IJCAI.
Email: axsun AT ntu DOT edu DOT sg Phone: (+65) 6790 5139 Office: N4-2C-102
My group has a PhD scholarships available for the coming Aug-2022 intake. The research topic is on NLP and IR, open to Singapore citizen or permanent resident.
We also have research position openings (from Research Assistant to Research Associate). The research topic is on natural language video retrieval and localization. If you are interested in joining my team, please drop me an email.
- Editorial board member:
Information Retrieval Journal
- Associate Editor: Neurocomputing
- Conference organization and PC members:
- 2022: WWW22 (SPC), IJCAI22 (SPC), ECIR22, SIGIR22 (SPC for long and short papers), SIGIR22 (PC for Perspectives Paper Track), KDD22 (PC for Applied Data Science Track)
- 2021: WSDM21, IJCAI21 (AC), NAACL-HIT21 (AC), SIGIR21 (SPC), ACL21, NeurIPS21(PC for Datasets and Benchmarks Track)
- 2020: SIGIR20 (Demo Co-Chair, Member of Best Paper Committee, PC Member), PAKDD20 (Publicity Co-Chair), EMNLP20 (AC), WWW, WSDM, IJCAI (SPC)
- 2019: AIRS19 (PC Co-Chair), WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, NLPCC, CIKM (SPC)
Revisiting Recommender Systems
A Survey on Neural Open Information Extraction: Current Status and Future Directions
Shaowen Zhou, Bowen Yu, Aixin Sun, Cheng Long, Jingyang Li, and Jian Sun.
The Elements of Temporal Sentence Grounding in Videos: A Survey and Future Directions.
Hao Zhang, Aixin Sun, Wei Jing, and Joey Tianyi Zhou. IR NLP CV
A Survey on Deep Learning for Named Entity Recognition.
Jing Li, Aixin Sun, Jianglei Han, and Chenliang Li. TKDE 34(1): 50-70 (2022). NLP IR
Deep Learning based Recommender System: A Survey and New Perspectives
Shuai Zhang, Lina Yao, Aixin Sun, and Yi Tay. ACM Computing Surveys. Feb 2019 RecSys
A Survey of Location Prediction on Twitter
Xin Zheng, Jialong Han, Aixin Sun.
IEEE TKDE. 30(9): 1652-1671 POI
An Embarrassingly Simple Model for Dialogue Relation Extraction.
Fuzhao Xue, Aixin Sun, Hao Zhang, Jinjie Ni, Eng Siong Chng. ICASSP 2022 NLP
Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis through EDU-level Attentions.
Ting Lin, Aixin Sun, Yequan Wang. PAKDD 2022 NLP
DocOIE: A Document-level Context-Aware Dataset for OpenIE.
Kuicai Dong, Yilin Zhao, Aixin Sun, Jung-Jae Kim and Xiaoli Li. ACL Findings 2021. NLP
Parallel Attention Network with Sequence Matching for Video Grounding.
Hao Zhang, Aixin Sun, Wei Jing, Liangli Zhen, Joey Tianyi Zhou and Siow Mong Rick Goh. ACL Findings 2021. NLP