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Yi Yang



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM), School of Business and Management, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I joined the department in July 2017. Prior to that, I was a research associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research interests are natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, statistical inference, and its applications in management science.

I obtained Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Northwestern University in 2015, and bachelor’s degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2009.

I interned at IBM T.J.Watson Research and Amazon AWS.

I am consulting for a leading hedge fund firm on financial NLP topics since 2021.