Refereed Conference

  1. Heterogeneous Embedding Propagation for Large-scale E-Commerce User Alignment.
    V. W. Zheng, M. Sha, Y. Li, H. Yang, Y. Fang, Z. Zhang, K.-L. Tan and K. C.-C. Chang. In ICDM 2018 (short), pp. 1434--1439.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [BibTex]

  2. Modeling Contemporaneous Basket Sequences with Twin Networks for Next-Item Recommendation.
    D.-T. Le, H. W. Lauw and Y. Fang. In IJCAI 2018, pp. 3414--3420.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [BibTex]

  3. Region Average Pooling for Context-Aware Object Detection.
    K. Kuan, G. Manek, J. Lin, Y. Fang and V. Chandrasekhar. In ICIP 2017, pp. 1347--1351.
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  4. Object Detection Meets Knowledge Graphs.
    Y. Fang, K. Kuan, J. Lin, C. Tan and V. Chandrasekhar. In IJCAI 2017, pp. 1661--1667.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [BibTex]

  5. Basket-Sensitive Personalized Item Recommendation.
    D.-T. Le,  H. W. Lauw and Y. Fang. In IJCAI 2017, pp. 2060--2066.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [BibTex]

  6. Modeling Sequential Preferences with Dynamic User and Context Factors.
    D.-T. Le, Y. Fang and H. W. Lauw. In ECML-PKDD 2016, pp. 145--161.
    [Paper] [Supplementary] [Slides] [Poster] [BibTex]

  7. Learning to Query: Focused Web Page Harvesting for Entity Aspects.
    Y. Fang, V. W. Zheng and K. C.-C. Chang. In ICDE 2016, pp. 1002--1013.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [Data] [BibTex]

  8. Semantic Proximity Search on Graphs with Metagraph-based Learning.
    Y. Fang, W. Lin, V. W. Zheng, M. Wu, K. C.-C. Chang and X. Li. In ICDE 2016, pp. 277--288.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [Data & Code] [BibTex]

  9. Graph-based Semi-supervised Learning: Realizing Pointwise Smoothness Probabilistically.
    Y. Fang, K. C.-C. Chang and H. W. Lauw. In ICML 2014 (2), pp. 406--414.
    [Paper] [Supplementary] [Slides] [Data] [BibTex]

  10. Incremental and Accuracy-Aware Personalized PageRank through Scheduled Approximation.
    F. Zhu, Y. Fang, K. C.-C. Chang and J. Ying. In PVLDB 6(6), 2013, pp. 481--492. 
    Extended version invited to the collection of Best Papers of VLDB'13.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Data] [BibTex]

  11. RoundTripRank: Graph-based Proximity with Importance and Specificity.
    Y. Fang, K. C.-C. Chang and H. W. Lauw. In ICDE 2013, pp. 613--624.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster] [Data] [BibTex]

  12. Confidence-Aware Graph Regularization with Heterogeneous Pairwise Features.
    Y. Fang, P. Hsu and K. C.-C. Chang. In SIGIR 2012, pp. 951--960.
    [Paper] [Slides] [BibTex]

  13. Searching Patterns for Relation Extraction over the Web: Rediscovering the Pattern-Relation Duality.
    Y. Fang and K. C.-C. Chang. In WSDM 2011, pp. 825--834.
    [Paper] [Poster] [BibTex]

  14. Privacy beyond Single Sensitive Attribute.
    Y. Fang, M. Ashrafi and S.-K. Ng. In DEXA 2011, pp. 187--201.
    [PDF] [BibTex]

  15. Efficient Skyline Maintenance for Streaming Data with Partially-Ordered Domains.
    Y. Fang and C. Y. Chan. In DASFAA 2010, pp. 322--336.
    [Paper] [Slides] [BibTex]

Refereed Journal 

  1. Integrating Node Embeddings and Biological Annotations for Genes to Predict Disease-Gene Associations.
    S. Kircali, L. Ou-Yang, Y. Fang, C.-K. Kwoh, M. Wu and X. Li. In BMC Systems Biology 2018, Vol. 12(Supp 9), pp. 31--44.
    Invited for oral presentation at GIW'18.
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. Disease Gene Classification with Metagraph Representations.
    S. Kircali, Y. Fang, M. Wu, X. Xiao and X. Li. In Methods 131, 2017, pp. 83--92.
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  3. Scheduled Approximation for Personalized PageRank with Utility-Driven Hub Selection.
    F. Zhu, Y. Fang, K. C.-C. Chang and J. Ying. In VLDBJ 24(5), 2015, Special Issue on Best Papers of VLDB'13, pp. 655--679.
    [Paper] [Data] [BibTex]

  4. Entity Linking on Microblogs with Spatial and Temporal Signals.
    Y. Fang and M.-W. Chang. In TACL 2(Oct), 2014, pp. 259--272.
    Invited for oral presentation at EMNLP'14.  
    [Paper] [Slides] [Data] [BibTex]

Refereed Workshop/Demo/Abstract 

  1. Truly Multi-modal YouTube-8M Video Classification with Video, Audio, and Text. Workshop paper.
    Z. Wang, K. Kuan, M. Ravaut, G. Manek, S. Song, Y. Fang, et al. In CVPR Workshop 2017.
    Ranked 22/655 in the corresponding Kaggle challenge.
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. ARISE-PIE: A People Information Integration Engine over the Web. Workshop paper.
    V. W. Zheng, T. Hoang, P. Chen, Y. Fang, X. Yang and K. C.-C. Chang. In CIKM Workshop 2016.
    [Paper] [Demo] [BibTex]

  3. IntelligShop: Enabling Intelligent Shopping in Malls through Location-based Augmented Reality. Demo paper.
    A. Adhikari, V. W. Zheng, H. Cao, M. Lin, Y. Fang and K. C.-C. Chang. In ICDM 2015, pp. (W)1604--1607.
    Featured in media coverage in the United States.
    [Paper] [Demo] [News] [BibTex]

  4. Differences in Plasma Lipids during Rested Wakefulness and Sleep Deprivation. Abstract only.
    S. Huang, E. C.-P. Chua, G. Shui, Y. Fang, S.-C. Yeo, M. R. Wenk and J. J. Gooley. In SLEEP 38(Abstract Supp.), 2015, pp. A110.
    [Abstract] [Poster]

Book Chapter

  1. Disease Gene Classification with Metagraph Representations.
    S. Kircali, Y. Fang, M. Wu, X. Li and X. Xiao. In H. Mamitsuka (Ed.) Data Mining for Systems Biology, 2018. Humana Press.


  1. Walking Forward and Backward: Towards Graph-based Searching and Mining.
    Y. Fang. PhD Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014. [PDF]

  2. EntityRank: a typed entity search system on ClueWeb'09 dataset.
    Y. Fang, M. Zhou, T. Cheng and K. C.-C. Chang. System Prototype, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013. [Link]

  3. Finding Skyline Objects in Streaming Data.
    Y. Fang. Honors Year Thesis, National University of Singapore, 2009. [PDF]