Yuanhua Lv
 

Researcher

Interaction and Intent Group
Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley

1288 Pear Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Email: [firstname][initial of lastname] AT microsoft.com

 

Yuanhua is a full-time Researcher at the Interaction and Intent Group at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. His research includes information retrieval, relevance and ranking, data mining, and recommendation, and is towards developing intelligent algorithms for the next generation of knowledge discovery and information access services.

Yuanhua earned his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under Prof ChengXiang Zhai in 2012. He was a member of the Text Information Management Group (TIMAN) and the Data and Information System Group (DAIS). Prior to that he obtained a master's degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Before that, he got his bachelor's degree from University of Science and Technology of China, where he met his lovely wife Wan. They have two kids.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • Program committee member: SIGIR 2014, ECIR 2014, SIGIR 2013, SIGIR 2013 Poster Program, CIKM 2013, CIKM 2013 Poster Program, ECIR 2013, ICTIR 2013, CIKM 2012, CIKM 2012 Poster Program, SIGIR 2012 Poster Program, ECIR 2012, SIGIR 2011, SIGIR 2011 Poster Program, CIKM 2011, AIRS 2011, SIGIR 2010 QRU Workshop
  • Invited Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Information Processing & Management (IPM), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Neurocomputing, Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Yuanhua Lv. "Mobile Search Ranking". In Bo Long and Yi Chang (eds), "Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines", Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, 2014, pages 81-105.
  • Ariel Fuxman, Patrick Pantel, Yuanhua Lv, Ashok Chandra, Pradeep Chilakamarri, Michael Gamon, David Hamilton, Bernhard Kohlmeier, Dhyanesh Narayanan, Evangelos Papalexakis, Bo Zhao. “Contextual Insights”. Poster Paper. To appear in Proceedings of the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'14), 2014.
  • Yuanhua Lv, Ariel Fuxman, Ashok Chandra. "Evaluation of IR Applications with Constrained Real Estate". To appear in Proceedings of the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'14), 2014.
  • Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai. "Query Likelihood with Negative Query Generation". Short paper. In proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'12), pages 1799-1803, 2012. [pdf]
  • Bin Tan, Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai. "Mining long-lasting exploratory user interests from search history". Short paper. In proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'12), pages 1477-1481, 2012. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv, Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, and Qiang Wu. "An Exploration of Ranking Heuristics in Mobile Local Search". In Proceedings of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'12), pages 295-304, 2012. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai. "A Log-logistic Model-based Interpretation of TF Normalization of BM25". In Proceedings of the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'12), pages 244-255, 2012. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai. "Lower-Bounding Term Frequency Normalization". In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'11), pages 7-16, 2011. Best Student Paper Award. [pdf] [Source code download]
  • Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai. "Adaptive Term Frequency Normalization for BM25". Poster paper. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'11), pages 1985-1988, 2011. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai, and Wan Chen. "A Boosting Approach to Improving Pseudo-Relevance Feedback". In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'11), pages 165-174, 2011. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv and ChengXiang Zhai. "When Documents Are Very Long, BM25 Fails!". Poster paper. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'11), pages 1103-1104, 2011. [pdf] [Source code download]
  • Yuanhua Lv, Taesup Moon, Pranam Kolari, Zhaohui Zheng, Xuanhui Wang, and Yi Chang. "Learning to Model Relatedness for News Recommendation". In Proceedings of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'11), pages 57-66, 2011. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv and ChengXiang Zhai. "Positional Relevance Model for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback". In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'10), pages 579-586, 2010. [pdf] [Source code download]
  • Yuanhua Lv and ChengXiang Zhai. "Positional Language Models for Information Retrieval". In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'09), pages 299-306, 2009. [pdf] [Source code download]
  • Yuanhua Lv and ChengXiang Zhai. "Adaptive Relevance Feedback in Information Retrieval". In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'09), pages 255-264, 2009. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv and ChengXiang Zhai. "A Comparative Study of Methods for Estimating Query Language Models with Pseudo Feedback". Short paper. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'09), pages 1895-1898, 2009. [pdf]
  • Yuanhua Lv, Le Sun, Junlin Zhang, Jian-Yun Nie, Wan Chen, and Wei Zhang, "An Iterative Implicit Feedback Approach to Personalized Search". In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'06), pages 585-592, Sydney, July 2006. [pdf]