Ph.D. Students Jay Pujara and Hui Miao advised by Lise Getoor win Best Student Paper Award at 12th ISWC Conference

Jay Pujara, and Hui Miao, 4th and 2nd year Ph.D. students in computer science, respectively, received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Semantic Web Conference. Their paper, entitled “Knowledge Graph Identification” presents an approach for transforming massive collections of uncertain, interrelated facts, collected from texts and webpages, into a knowledge graph using the probabilistic soft logic framework. Both students are excited to have received this honor. Hui, says he has been “fortunate to work with Jay Pujara and Prof Lise Getoor on this exciting work,” and thanks “LINQS members and UMIACS staff [for] their advice and support” without their help, he says, “the award could not [have happened].” Jay seconds this sentiment, commenting that "no research project is ever completed alone, and I can't imagine how I would have written this paper without the countless hours fellow student Hui Miao, and mentors Lise Getoor and William Cohen [of Carnegie Mellon] devoted to helping me refine the problem, tackle difficult experiments, and improve my writing."

Submitted By Elissa Redmiles

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