I am now an assistant professor in College of Information and Computer Engineering in Northeast Forestry University.

My research interests are in the areas of text mining, social computing, with special interests on user modeling and information recommendation on social media.

I obtained my doctoral degree at Harbin Institute of Technology in July 2017, affiliated with the center for Social Computing and Information Retrieval (SCIR), supervised by professor Ting Liu.

From 2014 to 2015, I am a visiting student at Singapore Management University, supervised by Professor Jing Jiang. Before that, I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Software Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in July 2010 and July 2012 receptively.

Research Interests

Machine Learning : Topic Modeling, Matrix Factorization and Deep Learning etc.

Applications: Social Recommendation, User Profiling on Social Media etc.


  1. Yang Li, Yiheng Chen, Ting Liu, Wenchao Deng. Predicting the popularity of messages on micro-blog services. In: SMP 2014, vol. 489, pp. 44–54. Springer Press, Beijing (2014)
  2. Yang Li, Jing Jiang, Ting Liu, Xiaofei Sun. Personalized Microtopic Recommendation with Rich Information. In: SMP 2015, vol. 586, pp. 1-14. Springer Press, Guangzhou (2015). Best Paper Award
  3. Yang Li, Jing Jiang, Ting Liu, Minghui Qiu, Xiaofei Sun. Personalized Microtopic Recommendation on Microblogs. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST),(2017,86:77)
  4. Yang Li, Yiheng Chen, Ting Liu. Survey on Predicting Information Propagation in Microblogs. (in Chinese). Journal of Software (2016,27(2):247−263)
  5. Yang Li, Ting Liu, Jing Jiang, Liang Zhang. Hashtag Recommendation with Topical Attention based LSTM. In: COLING 2016, oral paper. pages 3019–3029
  6. Yang Li, Jing Jiang, Ting Liu. Inferring User Consumption Preferences from Social Media. IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems.(2017 , 100 (3) :537-545)
  7. Yang Li, Ting Liu, Jingwen Hu, Jing Jiang. Topical Co-Attention Networks for Hashtag Recommendation on microblogs. Neurocomputing. 2019. vol 331,pp 356-365.


1. Research on Information Recommendation in Social Media with User Tag and Topic Interest, National Natural%