I am a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department/CSE Division, University of Michigan. I am a member of the Foreseer group led by Professor Qiaozhu Mei in the School of Information.

I received both my undergraduate and master's degrees from School of Information Security Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I received a dual master's degree from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.


My primary research focus is on text data mining and machine learning. I am particularly interested in building intelligent algorithms that can efficiently learn from vast amount of data and human interactions to help people efficiently accomplish their information processing tasks. In this regard, I also have broad interests in information retrieval, natural language processing, information and social networks, and artificial intelligence in general.


  • Yue Wang, Kai Zheng, Hua Xu, Qiaozhu Mei. "Clinical Word Sense Disambiguation with Interactive Search and Classification", in American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium Proceedings (AMIA'16). [pdf] [slides]
  • Yue Wang, Dawei Yin, Luo Jie, Pengyuan Wang, Makoto Yamada, Yi Chang, Qiaozhu Mei. "Beyond Ranking: Optimizing Whole-Page Presentation", in Proceedings of the 9th ACM international conference on Web search and data mining (WSDM'16) (18.6% acceptance). [pdf] [slides] Best Paper Award.
  • Cheng Li*, Yue Wang*, Paul Resnick, Qiaozhu Mei. "ReQ-ReC: High Recall Retrieval with Query Pooling and Interactive Classification", in Proceedings of the 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'14) (21% acceptance; * equal contribution). [pdf]
  • Cheng Li*, Yue Wang*, Qiaozhu Mei. "A User-in-the-Loop Process for Investigational Search: Foreseer in TREC 2013 Microblog Track", in Proceedings of the 22nd Text REtrieval Conference (TREC'13) (* equal contribution) [report] [news]
  • Yan Xu, Yue Wang, Jiahua Liu, Zhuowen Tu, Jiantao Sun, Junichi Tsujii, Eric Chang. "Suicide Note Sentiment Classification: A Supervised Approach Augmented by Web Data", in Journal of Biomedical Informatics Insights, 2012. [link]
  • Yan Xu, Jiahua Liu, Jiajun Wu, Yue Wang, Zhuowen Tu, Jiantao Sun, Junichi Tsujii, Eric Chang. "A Classification Approach to Coreference in Discharge Summaries: 2011 I2b2 Challenge", in Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 2012. [link]
  • Yue Wang, Weidong Qiu. Accelerating Elliptic Curve Point Multiplication Using Alternative Scalar, in Information Security and Communications Privacy (in Chinese), 2012. [link]

Internship Experiences

  • Summer 2016: Microsoft Research/Bing, Bellevue, WA.
  • Summer 2015: Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA.
  • Summer 2014: Yahoo Labs, Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Spring/Summer 2011: Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China.

Professional services

  • Program Committee Member: WSDM 2016, 2017; CIKM 2015; SIGIR 2017
  • Invited Conference Reviewer: KDD 2013, 2014; SIGIR 2014; CIKM 2013, 2015; IJCNLP 2013; UbiComp 2014; AMIA 2016
  • Invited Journal Reviewer: Neurocomputing; Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)

Teaching Experience

  • Winter 2017: EECS 545 Machine Learning, Michigan
  • Fall 2011: IS203 Compiler Construction, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Selected Courses

  • SI 650 Information Retrieval, Michigan
  • SI 721 Data Mining: Methods and Applications, Michigan
  • EECS 592 Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Michigan
  • EECS 545 Machine Learning, Michigan
  • EECS Special Topic: Statistical Learning Theory, Michigan
  • EECS Special Topic: Probabilistic Graphical Models, Michigan
  • EECS Special Topic: Social Networks - Reasoning about Structure and Processes, Michigan
  • ECE 6255 Speech Signal Processing, Georgia Tech
  • CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Tech


  • Sports: I enjoy swimming and playing badminton (not so often recently).
  • Hobbies that I wish to practice more: photography, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and seal carving.