Yafang Wang   Associate Professor Website


Yafang Wang     Associate Professor

I obtained the B.S. and M.S. degree at School of Computer Science and Technology at Shandong University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. From September 2007 to September 2008, I attended the Double Master Degree Program in Computer Science between University of Luxembourg and Shandong University, and my major was Security and Trust.
I received a Ph.D. degree in Database and Information Systems group at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, in February 2013, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the same group from March 2013 until September 2013. My supervisor is Prof. Gerhard Weikum.
Since October 2013, I have been working as an associate professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University.

Working Experience:
January 2012 - March 2012:
Google CodeF Mentoring Programme(15/99).
October 2009 - January 2010:
Teaching Assistant in the Basic Course on Information Retrieval and Data Mining by Prof. Gerhard Weikum, Winter Semester 2009.
July 2007 - September 2007 and July 2008 - January 2009:
Visiting student in Search Repository group of Search Technology Center, Microsoft Research Asia.


Knowledge Harvesting, Information Extraction, Named Entity Disambiguation, Data Mining, Distributed Systems




[1]Xin-Chao Xu, Xin-Shun Xu, Yafang Wang, Xiaolin Wang: A heterogenous automatic feedback semi-supervised method for image reranking. CIKM 2013: 999-1008.
[2]Yafang Wang, Lili Jiang, Johannes Hoffart, Gerhard Weikum: YaLi: a crowdsourcing plug-in for NERD. SIGIR 2013: 1111-1112.
[3]Lili Jiang, Yafang Wang, Johannes Hoffart and Gerhard Weikum: Crowdsourced Entity Markup. CrowdSem 2013 (collocated with ISWC): 59-68.
[4]Yafang Wang, Maximilian Dylla, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum: Coupling Label Propagation and Constraints for Temporal Fact Extraction. ACL (2) 2012: 233-237.
[5]Yafang Wang, Maximilian Dylla, Zhaochun Ren, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum: PRAVDA-live: interactive knowledge harvesting. CIKM 2012: 2674-2676.
[6]Yafang Wang, Bin Yang, Lizhen Qu, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum: Harvesting facts from textual web sources by constrained label propagation. CIKM 2011: 837-846.
[7]Yafang Wang, Bin Yang, Spyros Zoupanos, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum: Scalable spatio-temporal knowledge harvesting. WWW (Companion Volume) 2011: 143-144.
[8]Yafang Wang, Mingjie Zhu, Lizhen Qu, Marc Spaniol, Gerhard Weikum: Timely YAGO: harvesting, querying, and visualizing temporal knowledge from Wikipedia. EDBT 2010: 697-700.
[9]Yafang Wang, Mohamed Yahya, Martin Theobald: Time-aware Reasoning in Uncertain Knowledge Bases. MUD 2010 (collocated with VLDB): 51-65.
[10]Maria Biryukov, Yafang Wang: Classification of personal names with application to DBLP. ICDIM 2008: 131-137.