MeiXing Dong

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Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
2260 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI
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I am a PhD candidate in the Language and Information Technologies (LIT) group at the University of Michigan, working with Rada Mihalcea, focusing on natural language processing and computational social science. I'm interested in studying people's attitudes and subsequent behavior using linguistic analysis.
  • April 2021: Paper accepted to the SocialNLP Workshop @ NAACL 2021 on characteristics of those who pursue self improvement! Come find me at NAACL. :)
  • February 2021: Completed my thesis proposal!!
  • October 2020: Attending and presenting a poster at Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2020.

Room to Grow: Understanding Personal Characteristics Behind Self Improvement Using Social Media
MeiXing Dong, Xueming Xu, Yiwei Zhang, Ian Stewart, and Rada Mihalcea.
SocialNLP Workshop @ NAACL 2021.
[pdf] [poster] [slides (forthcoming)]

Extending Sparse Text with Induced Domain-Specific Lexicons and Embeddings: A Case Study on Predicting Donations
MeiXing Dong, Rada Mihalcea, and Dragomir Radev.
Computer Speech & Language, 2020.

Perceptions of Social Roles Across Cultures
MeiXing Dong, David Jurgens, Carmen Banea, and Rada Mihalcea.
Proceedings of Social Informatics (SocInfo), 2019.
(long paper, acceptance rate: 24%)
[pdf] [slides] [data]
Nominated for Best Paper


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention, 2017

Google Scholarship - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, 2017

Rackham Merit Fellowship, 2015

RPI Founders Award of Excellence, 2014

Tau Beta Pi - Stabile Scholarship, 2014


Google: PhD Research Intern May 2019 - Aug. 2019

Google: PhD Research Intern Jun. 2018 - Mar. 2019

Google: Software Engineering Intern Jun. 2015 – Aug. 2015 Software Development Engineering Intern May 2014 – Aug. 2014