Liu receives grants to attend CIKM 2017

Jiayi Liu

Master's student Jiayi Liu has received two awards to attend the CIKM 2017 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, which will be held on November 6-10 in Singapore. The conference will highlight technologies behind the "Smart Cities, Smart Nations" vision shared by urban areas worldwide and will explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation.

The first award received by Liu is the CIKM Travel Award, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web (SIGWEB). The second award is the SIGIR Student Travel Grant, sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval.

At the conference, Liu will present her work, "ClaimVerif: A Real-time Claim Verification System Using the Web and Fact Databases." Claim Verif is a claim verification system that provides credibility assessment for a query claim and validates the assessment results with supporting evidence. According to Liu, this claim verification system can be highly useful in practical applications by providing multidimensional analysis for suspicious statements, since it includes stances, opinions, source credibility, and estimated judgements.

Liu has a BS in computer engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Her interest in data science brought her to the iSchool's MS in information management (MS/IM) program. After completing her master's degree, she plans to continue her studies and pursue a doctoral degree.

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