Biography

Research
Guangyuan Piao is currently a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Maynooth University, Ireland with research interest in web mining, social media mining, recommender systems with knowledge graphs, knowledge graph mining and information retrieval. Prior to the current position, he was a research scientist at NOKIA Bell Labs with the research interest of AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) and applied AI technologies to solve challenging real-world problems in the context of networked systems. He did his PhD at the Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway Ireland with the scholarship from SAP and SFI (Science Foundation Ireland). He has been actively publishing and giving tutorials in top-tier AI and Systems venues such as Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval, UMUAI, IJCAI, CIKM, ESWC, and Eurosys. He has served as a program committee or reviewer for both AI and Systems conferences such as AAAI, ISWC, ESWC, CIKM, Middleware, and EuCNC. [Personal Page: https://parklize.github.io/]

Education
Guangyuan Piao received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Jilin University in China, and received his M.Eng. degree in information engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea. He holds a PhD from Data Science Institute at National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland with the research topic of “Semantics-aware User Modeling and Recommender Systems”. Before joining Maynooth University, he worked as a research scientist with the focus on AIOps at NOKIA Bell Labs. 

Teaching
Guangyuan has contributed to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a wide range of topics such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Semantic Web for Business during his master and PhD studies. Guangyuan has also given tutorials on mining user interests from social media in IJCAI and CKIM. 

Research Interests

  • User modeling on the Web (e.g., social media or MOOC platforms) to understand user behavior and characteristics (e.g., mining user interests)
  • Semantics-Aware Recommender Systems with Knowledge Graphs
  • Applied Deep Learning for Text Mining, Recommender Systems
  • Mining open Knowedge Grpah/Base such as Wikipedia, DBpedia, and Wikidata
  • AIOps (e.g., anomaly detection, time series forecasting)

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Inferring User Interests for Passive Users on Twitter by Leveraging Followee Biographies.
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, J.G. John G. (2017) Inferring User Interests for Passive Users on Twitter by Leveraging Followee Biographies. : Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Extracting, Mining and Predicting Users’ Interests from Social Media'
Fattane Zarrinkalam and Stefano Faralli and Guangyuan Piao and Ebrahim Bagheri (2020) 'Extracting, Mining and Predicting Users’ Interests from Social Media'. Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval, 14 (5):445-617 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Inferring User Interests in Microblogging Social Networks: A Survey (accepted)'
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, John G (2018) 'Inferring User Interests in Microblogging Social Networks: A Survey (accepted)'. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2020 Mining User Interests from Social Media
Zarrinkalam, Fattane and Piao, Guangyuan and Faralli, Stefano and Bagheri, Ebrahim (2020) Mining User Interests from Social Media Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management New York, NY, USA, [Details]
2020 Env2Vec: accelerating VNF testing with deep learning
Piao, Guangyuan and Nicholson, Patrick K and Lugones, Diego (2020) Env2Vec: accelerating VNF testing with deep learning Proceedings of the Fifteenth European Conference on Computer Systems , pp.1-16 [Details]
2018 Transfer Learning for Item Recommendations and Knowledge Graph Completion in Item Related Domains via a Co-Factorization Model
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, John G. (2018) Transfer Learning for Item Recommendations and Knowledge Graph Completion in Item Related Domains via a Co-Factorization Model The 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference [Details]
2018 Financial Aspect and Sentiment Predictions with Deep Neural Networks: An Ensemble Approach
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, John G. (2018) Financial Aspect and Sentiment Predictions with Deep Neural Networks: An Ensemble Approach Financial Opinion Mining and Question Answering Workshop at The Web Conference (WWW) [full-text] [Details]
2017 Leveraging Followee List Memberships for Inferring User Interests for Passive Users on Twitter
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, J.G. John G. (2017) Leveraging Followee List Memberships for Inferring User Interests for Passive Users on Twitter HT 2017 - Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media Prague, Czech Republic, [Details]
2016 Exploring dynamics and semantics of user interests for user modeling on Twitter for link recommendations
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, J.G. John G (2016) Exploring dynamics and semantics of user interests for user modeling on Twitter for link recommendations Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems Leipzig, Germany, , pp.81-88 [Details]
2016 Analyzing MOOC entries of professionals on linked in for user modeling and personalized MOOC recommendations
Piao, G. and Breslin, J.G. (2016) Analyzing MOOC entries of professionals on linked in for user modeling and personalized MOOC recommendations UMAP 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on User Modeling Adaptation and Personalization [Details]
2016 Measuring semantic distance for linked open data-enabled recommender systems
Piao, G. and Breslin, J.G. (2016) Measuring semantic distance for linked open data-enabled recommender systems Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing [Details]
2016 User modeling on twitter with wordnet synsets and dbpedia concepts for personalized recommendations
Piao, Guangyuan and Breslin, J.G. John G. (2016) User modeling on twitter with wordnet synsets and dbpedia concepts for personalized recommendations International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, , pp.2057-2060 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Best Paper Award International Conference on Semantic Systems
2018 1st place in the Semantic Sentiment Analysis challenge@ESWC ESWC
2020 Best Student Paper Award Asian Conference on Machine Learning
2018 Best Paper Award The 1st Workshop on Deep Learning for Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Technologies at the 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
2019 Outstanding Achievement Award NOKIA Bell Labs

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Hyundai Mobis IT Administrative Assitant /
Yonsei University Teaching Assistant /
National University of Ireland Galway Teaching Assistant /
NOKIA Bell Labs Research Scientist /

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Conference On Information And Knowledge Management, Proceedings Reviewer
Cognitive Systems Research Reviewer