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PhD Seminar Announcement by Fen Zhao:"Author Embeddings on Heterogeneous Networks"

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30


The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor is pleased to present …

PhD. Seminar by: Fen Zhao

Date:  Thursday December 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 am-11:30am
Location: Lambton Tower 3105


In scholarly data, authors are connected via collaboration and further linked by citation links between papers, forming a heterogeneous network that contains richer information than homogeneous networks.  This seminar studies author embeddings on such a heterogeneous network that contains citation and co-authorship links. 
We first discuss the difference between heterogeneous and homogeneous networks. Then we experiment with two large real-world datasets in the domain of Computer Science and Health. After obtaining the author embeddings by DeepWalk, we conduct experiments and show that author embeddings learned from heterogeneous graph have similar performance as homogeneous networks in the classification task, and is better in the clustering task. We also build a similarity search engine to explore the relationship between authors in Computer Science.

Thesis Committee:

Internal Reader: Dr. Arunita Jaekel, Dr. Peter Tsin
External Reader: Dr. Abdulkadir Hussein
Advisor: Dr. Jianguo Lu

PhD Seminar Announcement

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