I am a third year Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, affiliated with the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Lab which is a part of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). My research advisors are Prof. Philip Resnik and Prof. Jordan Boyd-Graber. I'm interested in topic models, Bayesian methods, computational linguistics, and computational social science.

I received my bachelor's degree in 2013 from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. In Summer 2012, I was an undergraduate visiting researcher at Department of Computer Science, Stanford University.

[Curriculum Vitae]


Recent Activities



Uncovering Topic Dynamics of Social Media and News: The Case of Ferguson
Lingzi Hong, Weiwei Yang, Philip Resnik, and Vanessa Frias-Martinez
International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 2016, Bellevue, WA, USA
[PDF] [Code] [Bibtex]

A Discriminative Topic Model using Document Network Structure
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016, Berlin, Germany
[PDF] [Supplement] [Slides] [Code] [Bibtex]

Birds of a Feather Linked Together: A Discriminative Topic Model using Link-based Priors
Weiwei Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Philip Resnik
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
[PDF] [Supplement] [Poster] [Code] [Bibtex]



Fall 2014
CMSC701 Computational Genomics by Prof. Mihai Pop
CMSC723 Computational Linguistics I by Prof. Hal Daumé III
CMSC798E Graduate Seminar in Computer Science by Prof. Jeff Foster
Spring 2015
CMSC734 Information Visualization by Prof. Ben Shneiderman
CMSC773 Computational Linguistics II by Prof. Philip Resnik
CMSC798F How to Conduct Great Research by Prof. Ben Shneiderman
Fall 2015
CMSC714 High Performance Computing Systems by Prof. Jeffrey Hollingsworth
CMSC733 Computer Processing of Pictorial Information by Prof. John Yiannis Aloimonos
LING848 Seminar in Computational Linguistics by Prof. Philip Resnik
Spring 2016
Spring 2017
CMSC828F Computational Psycholinguistics by Prof. Naomi Feldman



3126 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
8223 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742

wwyang [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu


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Name Pronounciation

  • Weiwei: Way-Way
  • Yang: Young



Last Update: Feburary 2, 2017