Xiaojun Wan


Institute of Computer Science and Technology
Peking University
Office: Room 210, No.128 Zhongguancun North Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China
Phone: (86) 10-82529548
Email: wanxiaojun AT pku DOT edu DOT cn

I am now a Professor with Institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST), Peking University (PKU), China. I received B.S. in Information Sciences from Department of Information Management of PKU in 2000, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Department of Computer Science and Technology of PKU in 2003 and 2006 respectively.


My major research interests include Text Mining and Natural Language Processing. I am broadly interested in several research topics including document summarization, text generation, sentiment analysis, semantic computing, document recommendation and bibliometric analysis.

Research Group: The Language Computing and Web Mining Group


Honors and Awards

  • IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award, 2018
  • CCF NLPCC Distinguished Young Scientist, 2017
  • CAAI WUWENJUN Technical Innovation Award, 2017
  • ACL Outstanding Paper Award, 2017
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2015
  • PKU Baosteel Scholarship, 2013
  • PKU "WangXuan" Young Investigator Award, 2010
  • Best Reviewer, EMNLP 2010
  • Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PKU, 2009
  • PKU P&G Scholarship, 2008
  • Beijing Nova Program, 2008
  • The MOE Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET), 2008

Selected Academic Services

  • Senior PC Member(SPC): AAAI 2019
  • Area Chair: EMNLP 2018 (Summarization and Generation)
  • PC Co-Chair: NLP Summit 2018
  • Senior PC Member(SPC): IJCAI-ECAI 2018
  • Area Chair: NAACL-HLT 2018 (Summarization)
  • Area Chair: IJCNLP 2017 (Summarization and Generation)
  • Editorial Board Member: Computational Linguistics (2016-2018)
  • Senior PC Member(SPC): IJCAI 2016
  • Area Chair: NAACL-HLT 2016
  • Area Chair: CCL 2016 (Text Classification and Summarization)
  • Best Paper Committee: EMNLP 2015
  • Area Chair: ACL-IJCNLP 2015 (Summarization and Generation)
  • Standing Reviewing Committee: TACL (2014~2018)
  • Area Chair: NLPCC 2014 (Web Mining & Big Data)
  • Area Chair: ACL 2011 (Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining and Text Classification)
  • Area Chair: IJCNLP 2011 (Summarization and Generation)
  • Workshop Organizer: ACL Workshop on Multilingual Modeling (MM-2012)
  • Evaluation Chair: NLPCC 2012~2018
  • Program Committee Member and Reviewer of most major conferences (e.g. ACL, SIGIR, EMNLP, WWW, CIKM, COLING, NAACL, AAAI) and journals in the field.

Shared Tasks and Evaluations

Selected Systems

  • XiaoNan : A data-to-text generation system for writing people's livelihood news. The system has been deployed in Southern Metropolis Daily and it can write news articles in various domains, including weather reports, train tickets, etc. See examples here.
  • PKUWriter : A system for constructing sports news from live text commentary (paper). The technology has been transferred to Toutiao's AI reporter - Xiaomingbot and further used by Guangmingwang in the GuangMing AI reporter.
  • PKUSUMSUM : A Java platform for multilingual document summarization (link)


  • Web Data Mining (Undergraduate course, Fall 2011~2018)
  • Semantic Computing and Knowledge Retrieval (Postgraduate course, Fall 2011~2014, Spring 2016~2018)
  • Social Media Measurement (Postgraduate course, Co-directed with Prof. Xiuli Wang, Spring 2016, 2018)


  • PhD students: Fang Liu, Hongyu Zang, Ke Wang, Zi Chai
  • Master students: Junjie Cao, Tianming Wang, Xinyu Xing, Lixin Liu (AAIS), Bowei Zhang (AAIS), Mengyu Zhang (AAIS), Zhiwei Yu (AAIS), Minghao Chen (AAIS), Zefeng Lin (AAIS)


  • PhD: Xiaojiang Huang(Microsoft), Jin-ge Yao(MSRA), Xinjie Zhou(Microsoft), Jiwei Tan(Alibaba)
  • MS: Tengfei Ma(IBM), Liqiang Guo(Microsoft), Houping Jia(IBM), Shanshan Huang(China Life Insurance), Xuewei Tang(WeCash), Yue Hu(Alibaba), Su Yan(Alibaba), Yantao Du(Naturali), Shiyang Wen(Alibaba), Yang Yu(An Army Unit), Xun Zhang(IA,CAS), Jianmin Zhang(Pony.ai), Kui Xu(JD)
  • I have also worked with many diligent, honest and talented undergraduate students.


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