Heng Ji

Heng Ji is Edward G. Hamilton Development Chair Associate Professor in Computer Science of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University in 2007. Her research interests focus on Natural Language Processing, especially on cross-source Information Extraction. She received Google Research Award, NSF CAREER award, Sloan Junior Faculty Award, IBM Watson Faculty Award, PACLIC2012 Best Paper Runner-up, "Best of SDM2013" paper and AI's Top 10 to Watch Award by IEEE Intelligent Systems. She co-organized the NIST TAC Knowledge Base Population task in 2010 and 2011, and served as the Information Extraction area chair for NAACL2012, ACL2013 and EMNLP2013. Her research is funded by NSF, ARL, DARPA, Google and IBM.