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Qingyao Ai, Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
My research mainly focuses on Information Retrieval and Machine Learning related topics. Currently I'm working on applying machine learning techniques on IR problems including ranking optimization, document retrieval, conversational search, and more.
I got my MS/Ph.D degree from College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, advised by Prof. W. Bruce Croft in the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). And I got my bachelor degree from Dept. Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University.
Tsinghua University, Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Beijing, China, Aug. 2022 - now
University of Utah, Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Aug. 2019 - Jun. 2022
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Research Assistant in CIIR, advised by Prof. W. Bruce Croft. Amherst, MA, USA, Sept. 2014 - Jul. 2019
Amazon Search, Data scientist Intern, mentored by Danial Hill and S. V. N. Vishwanathan, Palo Alto, CA, USA, May 2018 - Aug. 2018
Google Research, Ph.D. Intern, mentored by Xuanhui Wang, Nadav Golbandi and Michael Bendersky, CA, USA, Jun. 2017 - Sept. 2017
Microsoft Research, Research Intern in CLUES, mentored by Susan Dumais and Nick Craswell. Redmond, WA, USA, Jun. 2015 - Sept. 2015
Tsinghua University, undergraduate thesis project in THUIR lab, advised by Prof. Yiqun Liu. Beijing, China, Sept. 2012 - Jun. 2014
Google Research Scholar Award
PI, NSF IIS-2007907
Research Gift from Amazon A9, 2017
UMass CICS Accomplishments in Search & Mining Awards, 2017
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Portfolio) passed with distinction, 2016
Outstanding Bachelor Graduate of Beijing (top 1%), 2014
Outstanding Bachelor Graduate of Tsinghua (top 10%), 2014
Excellent Undergraduate Thesis Award (top 4), 2014
Tsinghua Laboratory Contribution Award, Third Prize, 2014
Tsinghua Zhong Shi-Mo Scholarship (the highest award for students in Dept. CS&T, top 1), 2012
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