Myungha Jang

Ph.D. Candidate
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst


I am a 5th year Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Amherst working with James Allan in the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) . I am mainly interested in research that tries to understand the data on the Web. More specifically, my main interests are to extract useful information to help improve users' Web search experience. Here is a copy of my CV. I spent last summer interning at Facebook search team.


June 2017 Our paper, "Modeling Controversy within Populations" has been accepted to ICTIR 2017 [Slides]
Feb 2017 I will be interning at Facebook Search Team in Menlo Park, CA this summer!
Oct 2016 I recieved the 2016 KOCSEA Graduate Scholarship
Aug 2016 I won a 2016 SIGIR Student Travel Grant for CIKM.
Aug 2016 I recieved the Best Poster Award at UKC 2016.
July 2016 Our short paper, "Probabilistic Approaches to Controversy Detection" is accepted to CIKM 2016.
May 2016 I won a 2016 SIGIR Student Travel Grant for SIGIR.
May 2016 Our paper, "Automatically Detecting Controversy on the Web" is accepted to UKC 2016 .
May 2016 Our short paper, "Improving Automated Controversy Detection on the Web" is accepted at SIGIR 2016!
Dec 2015 I passed the qualifying exam and now am a Ph.D. Candidate!
Sep 2015 I served as a student volunteer at ICTIR 2015.
July 2015 I served as a short paper reviewer at EMNLP 2015.
May 2015 This summer I worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown heights in NY, working with an awesome mentor Kenneth W. Church.


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Last modified Date: 7/2/2017