Some Invited Talks, Tutorials and Interviews

  1. Sentiment Analysis and Modeling of Discussions. Peking University, Beijing, May 16, 2013.
  2. Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Modeling. Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 13, 2013, Beijing.
  3. Detecting Deceptive and Fake Opinions on the Web. Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 14, 2013, Beijing.
  4. Sentiment Analysis and Modeling of Discussions. Midwest Speech and Language Days, May 2-3, 2013, Chicago.
  5. From Opinion Mining to Modeling of Comments and Debates. Keynote talk at Conference for Big Data Systems, Applications and Privacy, March 10-11, 2013, Abu Dhabi.
  6. Modeling of Comments and Debates. Invited talk at IKDD workshop (Inaugural Workshop of India KDD Chapter), Feb 15, 2013, Mysore, India.
  7. Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Modeling. Invited talk at TCS Symposium, Feb 12, 2013, New Delhi, India.
  8. Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Modeling. Invited talk at the Marketing Department, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, January 23, 2013.
  9. Analysis and Modeling of Opinions and Sentiments. Invited talk at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTI). Dec 4, 2012, Chicago, USA.
  10. Next Generation of Sentiment Analysis. Keynote talk at Visual Text Analytics 2012, Oct 15, 2012, Seattle, USA.
  11. Detecting Fake Reviews. Invited talk at Microsoft Research, Oct 16, 2012, Redmond, WA.
  12. Detecting Fake Opinions in Social Media. Keynote talk at KDD-2012 Workshop on Issues of Sentiment Discovery and Opinion Mining, Aug 12, 2012, Beijing, China.
  13. Modeling Opinions and Beyond in Social Media. Invited lecture at KDD Summer School (Aug 10, 2012) at the KDD conference (Aug 12-16, 2012), Beijing, China. (This is an 2-hour lecture. I will talk about how to model opinions, comments, etc. in social media).
  14. Analysis and Modeling of Sentiments and Opinions. Invited talk given at IBM Almedan Research Center, June 21, 2012.
  15. An interview: The Science of Detecting Fake Reviews. Interview by Trinity Hartman at Content Ping, May 18, 2012.
  16. An interview: Practical Sentiment Analysis and Lies. Interviewed by Tom H. C. Anderson for his Next Gen Market Research blog, April 9, 2012.
  17. Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining, Invited tutorial, EACL-2012, France
  18. Practical Sentiment Analysis. Invited tutorial at Sentiment Analysis Symposium, May 8 (tutorial on May 7), 2012, New York, USA.
  19. Data Mining Challenges in Sentiment Analysis. Keynote talk to be given at ICDM-2011 Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction, December 10, 2011 Vancouver, Canada.
  20. Opinion Mining Tutorial - (references). Given at AAAI-2011, Monday, August 8, 2011, San Francisco, USA.
  21. Opinion Mining: Abstraction and Techniques. Keynote talk given in the expert speaker series of the Data Science Summer Institute at UIUC, June 17, 2011. The talk has also been given in a number of universities and research labs in the summer of 2011.
  22. Opinion Mining: What is there for Data Miners? Keynote at Interantional Wordshop on Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining, Sydney, Australia, Dec 14, 2010 (at ICDM-2010).
  23. Beyond Sentiments - Opinion Mining in the Read World. Keynote at The 2nd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents, Toronto, Oct 30, 2010 (at CIKM-2010).
  24. Opinion Mining: Structure the Unstructured. Keynote at The First International Workshop on Opinion Mining for Business Intelligence (OMBI'10), Toronto, Aug 31, 2010.
  25. Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis: NLP Meets Social Sciences. Talk given at the Invited Workshop on Social Theory and Social Computing, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 22-23, 2010. (Sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research).
  26. Sentiment Analysis: A multifaceted Problem. Invited talk given at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 11, 2010.
  27. Opinion Mining and Sumamrization. Invited talk given at the MAVIR symposium, Nov 19, 2009, Madrid, Spain.
  28. Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis via Divide and Conquer. Invited talk given at the Workshop on Mining User-Generated Content, Aug 8, 2009, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  29. Sentiment Analysis. Keynote talk at the 5th Annual Text Analytics Summit, Boston, USA, June 1-2, 2009.
  30. An Interview on Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining by, April 20, 2009.
  31. Exploring User Opinions in Recommender Systems. Invited talk at the KDD-2008 Workshop on Large Scale Recommender Systems, Aug 24, 2008, Las Vegas, USA.
  32. Opinion Mining and Summarization. Panel talk at Social Media Research Summit @ the 2008 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, July 30, 2008, Seattle, USA.
  33. Opinion Mining and Summarization: Sentiment Analysis. Tutorial given at WWW-2008, April 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
  34. Web Data Extraction and Opinion Mining. Invited talk at the Research and Development Dept. of Thomson, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26, 2007.
  35. From Web Content Mining to Natural Language Processing. Tutorial given at ACL-2007, Prague, Czech Republic, June 23-30 2007.
  36. From Topic Search to Opinion Search. Invited talk at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, June 4, 2007.
  37. Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining. Invited talk at Yandex (the most popular search engine in Russia), Moscow, Russia, May 15, 2007.
  38. Mining and Summarizing Opinions on the Web. Invited talk at ACL-06 Workshop on Sentiment and Subjectivity in Text. July 22, 2006, Sydney, Australia.
  39. Searching Opinions in User-Generated Contents. Invited talk at the Sixth Annual Emerging Information Technology Conference (EITC-06), Aug 10-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas.
  40. Opinion Mining and Search, Invited talk at Google, Pittsburgh, Sept 29, 2006. (Similar talks were also given at Yahoo!, Microsoft, Motorola Labs, i2r, University of Iowa, Tsinghua University, etc).