Zhiyuan "Jerry" Lin
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Education
Stanford University September 2016 - Present
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology August 2012 - May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics.
Graduated with Highest Honor
Info-internetworks and intelligence threads, with all theory thread courses completed for CS major. Probability and statistics track for math minor.
Experience
Social Network Research Intern June 2017 - September 2017
Tencent
Worked on user behavior modeling and article forwarding prediction at WeChat Data Center.
Applied Research Intern May 2016 - August 2016
eBay NYC
Interned at eBay New York City office. Worked on complementary products recommender systems and devised user group separation models with mathematical and machine learning techniques.
Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2013 - May 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology
Have been researching with Professor Polo Chau in areas including Visualization, HCI and Data Mining since spring 2013. Also have been working with Professor Eric Gilbert since fall 2014 and Professor Munmun De Choudhury since spring 2015 on Social Computing topics respectively.
Applied Research Intern May 2015 - August 2015
eBay NYC
Interned at eBay New York City office. As part of discovery team, leveraged data science and machine learning techniques to improve part of eBay's recommender system. The model I worked on outperformed eBay's existing counterpart by 30% in internal test.
Media Application & Presentation Engineer Intern May 2014 - August 2014
Yahoo! Inc.
Interned in Yahoo's Homepage & Vertical team, Worked on Yahoo's homepage, mainly the mobile website. Worked collaboratively with product managers, designers, and engineers to improve the user experience at the end of articles. My work increased a group of users' engagement time by 3 times.
Honors and Awards
The T. S. Lo Graduate Fellowship September 2016
School of Engineering, Stanford University
A Stanford School of Engineering fellowship for academic year 2016 - 2017.
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Finalist January 2016
Computing Research Association (CRA)
This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Awarded to be one of the five male finalists from PhD-granting institutions.
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award April 2015
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech College of Computing Annual Award and Honor. Recognized by both College of Computing and Georgia Tech.
Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Thesis Award March 2014
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Each year since 1947, the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi has honored Georgia Tech faculty and students for their research at the annual Spring Awards Banquet. Honored to be one of the only two undergraduate awardees.
Selected Publications
Better When It Was Smaller? Community Content and Behavior After Massive Growth [PDF] AAAI ICWSM 2017
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Niloufar Salehi,
  • Bowen Yao,
  • Yiqi Chen,
  • Michael Bernstein
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Niloufar Salehi,
  • Bowen Yao,
  • Yiqi Chen,
  • Michael Bernstein
FACETS: Adaptive Local Exploration of Large Graphs [PDF] SIAM SDM 2017
  • Robert Pienta,
  • Minsuk Kahng,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Jilles Vreeken,
  • Partha Talukdar,
  • James Abello,
  • Ganesh Parameswaran,
  • Duen Horng Chau
  • Robert Pienta,
  • Minsuk Kahng,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Jilles Vreeken,
  • Partha Talukdar,
  • James Abello,
  • Ganesh Parameswaran,
  • Duen Horng Chau
"This Post Will Just Get Taken Down": Characterizing Removed Pro-Eating Disorder Social Media Content [PDF] ACM CHI 2016
  • Stevie Chancellor,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Munmun De Choudhury
  • Stevie Chancellor,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Munmun De Choudhury
Quantifying and Predicting Mental Illness Severity in Online Pro-Eating Disorder Communities [PDF] ACM CSCW 2016 Honorable Mention Paper
  • Stevie Chancellor,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Erica Goodman,
  • Stephanie Zerwas,
  • Munmun De Choudhury
  • Stevie Chancellor,
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Erica Goodman,
  • Stephanie Zerwas,
  • Munmun De Choudhury
MMap: Fast Billion-Scale Graph Computation on a PC via Memory Mapping [PDF] IEEE BigData 2014
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Minsuk Kahng,
  • Kaeser Md. Sabrin,
  • Duen Horng Chau,
  • Ho Lee,
  • U Kang
  • Zhiyuan Lin,
  • Minsuk Kahng,
  • Kaeser Md. Sabrin,
  • Duen Horng Chau,
  • Ho Lee,
  • U Kang
Competitions and Hackathons
Runner-up in Inequality Track and Capital One API prize Awardee November 2015
HackDuke'15
A platform that statistically infers aluminum cans' distribution using heterogeneous data to help homeless people to recycle them and earn money.
Best Education Technology Hack September 2015
PennApps XII
Won at PennApps XII with over 300 teams. Built a web service named Illustratr that automatically generates illustrations for a given piece of text.
Coursera Prize for Best Hack to Improve Online Education November 2014
HackDuke'14
A chrome extension to improve the learning experience on Coursera. We increased the range and variety of playback, along with some Spritz functionality. We also use NLP to query the forums to bring the user relevant forum discussions when he/she is confused.
1st Place at Iron Coder September 2014
Cardlytics
Won the 1st place at the bi-annual programming competition held by Cardlytics. Featured by tech blog Hypepotamus and online news media Patch.