Yuchen (Aaron) Liu

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Yuchen Liu

Ph.D Student
Computer Science Department
University of California, Los Angeles

4806 Boelter Hall, UCLA

Mailing Address:
Yuchen Liu
4403 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596


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I am currently a first-year Ph.D student in Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles. I am working in Web Mining Lab and my advisor is Professor Junghoo "John" Cho. I obtained my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Software from School of Software, Tsinghua University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Entertaiment Design from Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. I worked as research intern at Machine Learning Group, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) from March 2010 to July 2011.

My current research focuses on the study of the evolution, management, retrieval and mining of information on the World-Wide Web, particularly on information in the social networks.

Resume available upon request.


Sept 2011 - nowPh.D in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles.
Sept 2007 - July 2011Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Software, Tsinghua University.
Sept 2008 - July 2011Bachelor of Arts in Digital Entertainment Design, Tsinghua University.
Sept 2009 - Dec 2009Exchange Program to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Yuchen Liu, Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen, Unsupervised Transactional Query Classification Based on Webpage Form Understanding, In Proccedings of 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2011. [pdf] [slides]

Honors and Awards

Oct 2011Yahoo! Hack U 24-hour Coding Competition @UCLA, 2nd Place
Aug 2011Award of Excellence, Star of Tomorrow Internship Program, Microsoft Research Asia
July 2011RoboCup 2011 Robot Soccer Humanoid League AdultSize Competition, 3rd Place
Oct 200934th ACM Asian Collegiate Programming Contest - Wuhan Site, Silver Medal
Oct 2008, 2009, 2011Tsinghua University Comprehensive Merit Scholorship

Research Projects

Search Query Intent Understanding using Webpage Forms
2010.3 - 2011.7, at Microsoft Research Asia, supervised by Xiaochuan Ni and Dr. Jian-Tao Sun.

Search Intent Detection for Web Search Diversity
2010.2 - 2010.8, at Tsinghua University, supervised by Prof. Min Zhang.

Refining User Community for Collaborative Web Search
2009.9 - 2010.1, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, supervised by Prof. Dik Lun Lee.

Related Projects

Vision System Design for RoboCup Soccer Game
2011.1 - 2011.7, at Tsinghua Unversity, supervised by Prof. Minguo Zhao.

TreeHeaven - A Gesture-Detection-Based Interactive Game on Table Display
2011.1 - 2011.6, at Tsinghua University, Team Leader and Program Developer, supervised by Prof. Lie Zhang.


Programming Skills: C/C++, Java, C# .NET
Web Technologies: HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, SQL
Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya


I am a huge fan of photography, see my works at my Photoblog.

Last Update: Nov 12, 2011.