Ruihong Huang

Assistant Professor
Natural Language Processing Group

Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3112. USA.

office: 402B HRBB
phone: 979-862-2908

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I received my Ph.D. in School of Computing, University of Utah in July 2014
and completed a postdoc in the NLP group, Stanford University before
I joined Texas A&M University in September 2015.

I am looking for passionate PhD students to work with me.
If you are interested, please apply to our graduate program,
also feel free to drop me an email.

Research Interests

    My research interests are in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, focusing on information extraction and discourse analysis.
    Events are an important type of information described in news articles, social media texts, and legal documents etc. I develop both supervised and unsupervised machine learning models to extract events and event-event relations such as temporal and causal relations, with the goal to better interpret how and why an event happened and meanwhile to better validate (faked or not), manage, track and even predict events.
    My research interests also include detecting and mitigating the effects of unwanted language and information, such as media bias, online abusive language or deceptive information, in addition to mining and analyzing subjective information from texts such as opinions, sentiments and emotions, as well as educational, clinical, societally beneficial and social science applications of NLP.


    01/2020: I received an NSF CAREER award!
    11/2019: One paper was accepted to AAAI 2020, on social media message-level event recognition. Congrats to Wenlin, Cheng and Shiva!
    11/2019: I am organizing the 1st Joint Workshop on Narrative Understanding, Storylines, and Events (NUSE) at ACL 2020. Please consider to submit a paper to it.
    10/2019: I will be an area chair for ACL 2020.
    08/2019: Two papers were accepted to EMNLP 2019, on discourse parsing and media bias analysis. Congrats to Zeyu and Prafulla!
    02/2019: Two papers were accepted to NAACL 2019, on causal relation identification and dialogue state tracking. Congrats to Lei, Prafulla and Sanuj!




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Professional Activities

  • Senior Program Committee for AAAI 2020.
  • Area Chair (Information Extraction and Text Mining) for ACL 2019.
  • Area Chair (Discourse and Pragmatics) for NAACL 2019.
  • Demonstration Chair for EMNLP 2019.
  • Organized the Second Workshop on Abusive Language Online, co-located with EMNLP-2018, in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Area Chair (Information Extraction) for EMNLP 2018.
  • Standing Reviewing Committee (2018-2020) for Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)
  • Area Chair (Information Extraction) for EMNLP 2016.
  • Program Committee ACL (2012, 2014-2018), NAACL (2015-2016,2018), EMNLP (2015-2017).
  • Program Committee COLING (2016), EACL (2017), AAAI (2015, 2017), IJCAI (2016)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Computational linguistics.
  • Wrote a book review for "Domain-sensitive Temporal Tagging".