Professor

Research Group of Speech and Language Technology,
National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition,
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Office: Room 708, Intelligence Building, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhongguancun East Road 95#, Beijing, China, 100190
Email: kliu(at)nlpr(dot)ia(dot)ac(dot)cn


I am currently a Professor in National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from NLPR in 2010. My advisor is Prof. Jun Zhao.

In 2005, I obtained my M.S. in Pattern Recognition from Institute of Intelligent Information Processing, Xidian University under the supervision of Prof. Licheng Jiao. Prior to that, I obtained B.E. from the School of Electronic Engineering, Xidian University. I have been a visiting scholar in Baidu NLP group from 9/2010 to 12/2010 (working with Prof. Haifeng Wang). Previously, I have be a senior software engineer in TsingHua TongFang Co. Ltd. from 5/2005 to 8/2006.

My research interests include Sentiment Analysis, Information Extraction, Question Answering and Natural Language Processing. I have published more than 60 papers at top conferences and journals including TKDE, ACL, IJCAI, EMNLP, WWW, CIKM, COLING etc.

I am currently a Youth Scientist of Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence. I also serve as Chair of Youth Working Committee (2018-present) in Chinese Information Processing Society, and General Secretary of Special Group of Language and Knowledge Computing (2017-present) in Chinese Information Processing Society. I has served as area co-chairs (Information Extraction and Question Answering areas) in ACL 2019 and ACL 2017 and the PC member of top conference including ACL, EMNLP, COLING etc. I reviewed for journals including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Pattern Recognition (PR), Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP) etc.

I won Best Paper Award at COLING 2014. I also received Google Focused Research Award in 2015 and 2016, "CCF-Tencent" Research Excellent Award in 2014, “Hanwang Youth Innovation Excellence Award” in 2014 by Chinese Information Processing Society, The first price of “QianWeiChang Chinese Information Processing Science and Technology Award” by Chinese Information Processing Society in 2018 (the second place).

I serve as PC Co-chairs of CCKS 2020.


I serve as Area Co-chairs of EMNLP 2020.


I serve as Senior PC of ISWC 2020.


I serve as Area Co-chairs of CCL 2020.


I have three long papers and one demo paper accepted by ACL 2020.


I have one long paper accepted by AAAI 2020.


I am selected as Youth Scientist of Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence