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Research interests

Yuan-Fang Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS+AI), Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. Yuan-Fang's research interests include knowledge graphs, natural language processing, representation learning (embedding) of networks/graphs, and ontology reasoning & knowledge representation. Some of the research problems he works on include:

  • Complex question answering over text and knowledge graphs.
  • Knowledge extraction from other modalities: e.g. event/relation extraction from text and scene graph generation from images.
  • Structural & temporal learning on graphs.
  • Question generation from text & knowledge graphs.

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Monash teaching commitment

Yuan-Fang has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT4002 Software engineering studio project
  • FIT4004/FIT5171 System validation and verification, quality and standards
  • FIT5138 Advanced Software Engineering
  • FIT3013 Formal specification for software engineering
  • FIT4008 Reading unit
  • Minor thesis, Masters thesis and Honours thesis units

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore

Award Date: 18 Dec 2006

Computer Science, Bachelor of Computing (Honours), National University of Singapore

Award Date: 7 Aug 2002

Research area keywords

  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic Web


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