PhD student Yingjun Guan will present his research at the Conference on Statistical Learning and Data Science / Nonparametric Statistics, which will be held June 4-6 at Columbia University. The conference brings together researchers in statistical machine learning and data mining from academia, industry, and government to discuss topics such as big data analytics, classification, learning theory, network analysis, and signal and image processing. The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois is a cosponsor of the event.
Guan will present his poster, "IMDB Review Mining and Movie Recommendation," in which he examines how movie- and user-related information extracted from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) can be used to predict movie ratings.
"Our project plans to benefit both the movie production corporations and the audience," Guan explained. "Data mining and supervised machine learning techniques are applied for labeling and classification in the IMDB, while text mining and sentimental analysis techniques are used for the review context in the database."
In addition to data mining and text mining, Guan is interested in machine learning and data visualization. He holds a BS in civil engineering from Tianjin University in China, MS in structural engineering from the Institute of Engineering Mechanism in China, and MS in information management from Illinois.