Recent Papers

July, 2020
  1. Dong, Tiansi (In Press). A Geometric Approach to the Unification of Symbolic Structures and Neural Networks . Studies in Computational Intelligence 910, Springer Nature.
  2. Tiansi Dong, Chengjiang Li, Christian Bauckhage, Juanzi Li, Stefan Wrobel, Armin B. Cremers (2020). Learning Syllogism with Euler Neural-Networks . arXiv:2007.07320
  3. Jin HaiLong, Hou Lei, Li Juanzi, Tiansi Dong (2019). Fine-Grained Entity Typing via Hierarchical Multi Graph Convolutional Networks . EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. November 3–7, 2019, Hong Kong
  4. Christian Bauckhage, Rafet Sifa, and Tiansi Dong (2019). Prototypes within Minimum Enclos- ing Balls . ICANN 2019 . September 17-19, 2019, Germany Best Paper Award
  5. Tiansi Dong, Christian Bauckhage, Hailong Jin, Juanzi Li, Olaf Cremers, Daniel Speicher, Armin B. Cremers, Joerg Zimmermann (2019). Imposing Category Trees Onto Word-Embeddings Using A Geometric Construction . ICLR-19 Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations, May 6 – 9, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  6. Tiansi Dong, Zhigang Wang, Juanzi Li, Christian Bauckhage, Armin B. Cremers (2019). Triple Classification Using Regions and Fine-Grained Entity Typing . AAAI-19 The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, January 27 – February 1, 2019 Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

MA-INF 4306 - Lab Development and Application of Data Mining and Learning Systems: AI Language and Vision

March 26, 2020
The lab on the topic os Language and Vision will be in B-IT Room 2.113, with the following meetings
  1. preliminary meeting: May 05, 9:30h-11:30h
  2. 1st presentation: Juni 09, 9:30h-11:30h
  3. Timetable for the mid-term presentation
  4. final presentation: t.b.d. (mandatory)
  5. lab report deadline: t.b.d. (preliminary version: one day before final presentation; final version: one week after final presentation)
For participants of this lab, the participanting of the preliminary meeting is necessary!
    Instructors are:
  1. Dr. Tiansi Dong
  2. Dr. Pascal Welke
  3. Dr. Tamás Horváth
  4. Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage

For information, please contact Dr. Tiansi Dong.

IPEC Winter School 2020 on AI Language Technology

February 28, 2020
International Program of Excellence (IPEC) Winter School 2020 on AI Language Technology will be held from March 9 to March 18 in B-IT Room 2.113. Instructors are
  1. Dr. Tiansi Dong
  2. Dr. Pascal Welke
  3. Dr. Ramses Jose Sanchez Fornica

For information, please contact Dr. Tiansi Dong.

Sino-German Symposium GZ1607

October 28, 2019
Sino-German Symposium GZ1607 Integrating Symbolic Representation with Numeric Representation for Commonsense Reasoning has been successfuuly held in Beijing, October 22 -- 25, 2019, jointly funded by DFG and NSFC through The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
Keynotes
  1. Barbara Tversky (Stanford University & Columbia University Teachers College) Thinking with the Mind and the World
  2. Bo Zhang (Tsinghua University) Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Christian F. Hempelmann (Texas A& M University Commerce) What Commonsense a Computer Needs to Know about Humor?
  4. Ming Zhou (Microsoft Research Asia) Machine Reasoning: Connecting Knowledge and Pre-trained Models for Better Natural Language Understanding

Let us Help Cars to Fly

January 02, 2020
I was selected by Udacity as an eligible mentor for the Udacity Flying Car Nanodegree -Term 1 program.

In this program, we will learn together with world-class experts and write aircraft-ready code. You will master controls, planning, estimation, and more. In an increasingly congested world, flying cars look to the skies to provide smart transportation solutions that benefit us all. -- UDACITY

Mentees
  1. Dingrui W. Welcome to the Flying Car Project!
  2. Yeongweon P. Welcome to the Flying Car Project!
  3. Bianca Diana T. (Copenhagen, Denmark) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the 3D Motion Planning.
  4. Jean-Yves B. (Paris, France) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the 3D Motion Planning.
  5. Siddharth S. (Berlin, Germany) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, 3D Motion Planning project, and moves on to the third project.
  6. Jamie G. (Berlin, Germany) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the second project.
  7. Armin R. (Berlin, Germany) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the second project.
  8. Denis W. (Paris, France) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, the 3D Motion Planning project, Control of 3D Quadrotor, and moves on to the fourth project.
  9. Jean-Yves B. has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, 3D Motion Planning project, and moves on to the third project.
  10. Mouna A. has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, 3D Motion Planning project, and moves on to the third project.
  11. Wingston S. has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, 3D Motion Planning project, Control of 3D Quadrotor, and moves on to the fourth project.
  12. Maksim S. (Moscow, Russia) has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the second project.
  13. Mohamed Z. has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the second project.
  14. Arinze E. has successfully finished Backyard Flyer Project, and moves on to the 3D Motion Planning.
  15. Roland C. Welcome to the Flying Car Project!
  16. Anupam B. (Paris, France) has successfully finished Flying Car Nano Program! "A big thank you to you too Tiansi. It wouldn't have been possible without your help and guidance. Nice to have you as my mentor." -- Anupam B.
  17. Tonderai R. (London, UK) has successfully finished Flying Car Nano Program!
  18. Alexander M. (Scolkovo, Russia) has successfully finished Flying Car Nano Program!
  19. Rupert S. (Wien, Austria) has successfully finished Flying Car Nano Program!

IPEC Winter School 2019 on AI Language Technology

Febuary 24, 2019
International Program of Excellence (IPEC) Winter School 2019 on AI Language Technology will be held from March 7 to March 18, 2019 in Room 2.113.

For information, please contact Dr. Tiansi Dong.

IPEC Summer School 2019 on AI Language Technology

July 15, 2019
International Program of Excellence (IPEC) Summer School 2019 on AI Language Technology will be held from September 2 to September 11, 2019.

For information, please contact Dr. Tiansi Dong.

Thesis Topics in AI/NLP

July 6, 2018

Machine Learning for Text Analysis

July 30, 2018 -- August 10, 2018
In this two-week intensive lab, students will apply machine learning methods for text classification. Under the anaconda environment, master-level students shall practice with python libraries to classify large business reports written in German. They shall start with basic Python programming using Jupyter notebooks, learn to write well-structured Python programms, and visualise data analysis results. The well-known LDA method is the main method used for text classification, advanced representation learning methods are encouraged. Topics of master thesis will be generated during and after this lab.

OpenBudgets.eu Project funded by EU

September 29, 2015
OpenBudgets.eu project aims at reducing possible corruption by means of increasing financial transparency, funded by EU for 30 months, cooridinated by Prof. S. Auer. Participants are Fraunhofer IAIS, Open Knowledge Foundation, Fundacion Ciudadana Civio, Transparencz International EU Office, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, University of Economics in Prague, Journalism++, University of Bonn, and Open Knowledge Foundation Greece.

Dagstuhl Seminar 15201

May 4, 2015
Dagstuhl Seminar 15201 on "Cross-Lingual Cross-Media Content Linking: Annotations and Joint Representations" will be held from May 10 to May 13, 2015.

ESEEPS Project funded by NSFC 2015-2018

September 1, 2014
The project "Engineering Seamless Evolution and Environment Perception for Self-adaptive Software Systems" (ESEEPS) is funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2015-2018, co-operated with Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University.

IPEC Winter School 2015 on Speech Technology and Python

July 16, 2014
International Program of Excellence (IPEC) Winter School 2015 will be held in February and March, 2015 at B-IT, with four topics on "Speech Technology and Python". Preparation for the seminar Language, Cognition, and Computation and the lab Speech Technology with Python will start in October, 2014.

For information, please contact Dr. Tiansi Dong.