Dr. Sun Aixin is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair (Admissions and Outreach) with School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received B.A.Sc (1st class honours) and Ph.D. both in Computer Engineering from the same school in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Aixin's research areas include Information Retrivel, Text Mining, Social Computing, and Digital Libraries. Many of his papers appear in leading international conferences and journals in the related areas. Aixin is a member of editorial board for JASIST and Information Retrieval Journal. He has been a PC member of many major conferences such as SIGIR, KDD, and WWW. Email: axsun AT ntu DOT edu DOT sg Phone: (+65) 6790 5139 Office: N4-2C-102

Professional services

  • Editorial board member, JASIST, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Editorial board member, Information Retrieval Journal, Springer
  • Associate Editor, Neurocomputing, Elsevier
  • PC Member 2019: WWW, WSDM
  • PC Member 2018: WWW, AAAI, WSDM, SIGIR, PAKDD, ICDM (Demo Co-Chair)
  • PC Member 2017: WSDM, AAAI, SIGIR, AIRS, DSAA, CIKM (Demo Co-Chair), ADMA (General Chair)
  • PC Member 2016: WWW, KDD, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM, PAKDD, SIGIR (Short paper), EMNLP

Recent papers

  • Deep Learning based Recommender System: A Survey and New Perspectives [ PDF@RG]
    Shuai Zhang, Lina Yao, Aixin Sun, and Yi Tay. ACM Computing Surveys. Accepted in 2018 RecSys
  • Towards Effective Extraction and Linking of Software Mentions from User-Generated Support Tickets.
    Jianglei Han, Ka Hian Goh, Aixin Sun, and Mohammad Akbari. ACM CIKM. Oct 2018 NER
  • Pair-Linking for Collective Entity Disambiguation: Two Could Be Better Than All [PDF@arXiv]
    Minh C. Phan, Aixin Sun, Yi Tay, Jialong Han, and Chenliang Li. TKDE. Accpeted in 2018 NER
  • Will your paper get promoted by a citation? A case study of citation promoter in computer science discipline
    Feiheng Luo, Aixin Sun, Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Mojisola Erdt, and Yin-Leng Theng. IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing. Accpeted in 2018 Bib
  • Collecting Event-related Tweets from Twitter Stream
    Xin Zheng, Aixin Sun. JASIST. Accpeted in 2018 IR
  • Learning-Based Outdoor Localization Exploiting Crowd-Labeled WiFi Hotspots
    Jin Wang, Jun Luo, Sinno Jialin Pan and Aixin Sun. IEEE TMC. Accpeted in 2018
  • To Do or Not To Do: Distill Crowdsourced Negative Caveats to Augment API Documentation
    Jing Li, Aixin Sun, and Zhenchang Xing. JASIST. Accpeted in 2018 IR
  • Seed-driven Document Ranking for Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine [PDF@RG] [Slides]
    Grace E. Lee and Aixin Sun. ACM SIGIR. July 2018 Health IR
  • SegBot: A Generic Neural Text Segmentation Model with Pointer Network [ Demo Link]
    Jing Li, Aixin Sun, and Shafiq Joty. IJCAI. July 2018 NLP
  • NeuRec: On Nonlinear Transformation for Personalized Ranking
    Shuai Zhang; Lina Yao; Aixin Sun; Sen Wang; Guodong Long; Manqing Dong. IJCAI. July 2018 RecSys
  • Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Concurrent Ranking of Tags and Comments of Social Images
    Boon-Siew Seah, Aixin Sun, and Sourav S Bhowmick. ACM SIGIR (Short paper). July 2018 IR
  • CoNEREL: Collective Information Extraction in News Articles [ Demo Video]
    Minh C. Phan and Aixin Sun. ACM SIGIR (Demo paper). July 2018 NER IR
  • API Caveat Explorer: Surfacing Negative Usages from Practice [ Demo Link]
    Jing Li, Aixin Sun, Zhenchang Xing, and Lei Han. ACM SIGIR (Demo paper). July 2018 IR
  • A Survey of Location Prediction on Twitter [ PDF@RG]
    Xin Zheng, Jialong Han, Aixin Sun. IEEE TKDE. 30(9): 1652-1671 POI
  • Sentiment Analysis by Capsules [ PDF@RG]
    Yequan Wang, Aixin Sun, Jialong Han, Ying Liu, Xiaoyan Zhu. WWW. Apr 2018 NLP


  • Oct 2018. "Deep Learning based Recommender System: A Survey and New Perspectives" has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys. PDF@RG ArXiv.
  • Aug 2018. Our paper A Survey of Location Prediction on Twitter is now published by TKDE
  • Aug 2018. Congratulations to Jianglei for his first CIKM paper!
  • July 2018. Congratulations to Minh for the Pair-Linking paper acceptance to TKDE.
  • July 2018. Grace presented our work on seed-driven document ranking in the Medical IR session @ SIGIR 2018.
  • June 2018. Congratulations to Zheng Xin and Li Jing for paper acceptance to JASIST and WWWJ.

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