Yu Su

About Me

Yu Su

I'm a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Santa Barbara. I'm fortunately advised by Professor Xifeng Yan. Before coming to UC Santa Babara, I received my bachelor degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University in 2012.

I have broad interests in machine learning and data mining. My current study has been focusing on information search over knowledge graphs, including natural language question answering and graph pattern matching. I also have strong interests in deep learning for natural language processing.


  • A Fast Kernel for Attributed Graphs
    Yu Su, Fangqiu Han, Richard E. Harang, Xifeng Yan. SIAM Int. Conf. on Data Mining, 2016 (SDM’16) [pdf] [appendix] [slides] [poster]
  • Table Cell Search for Question Answering
    Huan Sun, Hao Ma, Xiaodong He, Wen-Tau Yih, Yu Su, Xifeng Yan. Int. World Wide Web Conference, 2016 (WWW’16) [pdf]
  • Exploiting Relevance Feedback in Knowledge Graph Search
    Yu Su, Shengqi Yang, Huan Sun, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Sue Kase, Michelle Vanni, Xifeng Yan. ACM SIGKDD Int. Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2015 (KDD’15) [pdf] [slides] [poster] [data]
  • On the Validity of Geosocial Mobility Traces
    Zengbin Zhang, Lin Zhou, Xiaohan Zhao, Gang Wang, Yu Su, Miriam Metzger, Haitao Zheng, and Ben Y. Zhao. ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, 2013 (HotNets’13) [pdf]


  • 06/2016 - 09/2016: Research intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond
  • 05/2015 - 06/2015 and 09/2015 - 11/2015: Research intern at U.S. Army Research Laboratory, mentored by Dr. Brian Sadler and Dr. Michelle Vanni
  • 06/2015 - 09/2015: Research intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, mentored by Dr. Mudhakar Srivatsa
  • 07/2011 - 09/2011: Undergraduate research assistant at University of Notre Dame, mentored by Prof. Xiaobo Sharon Hu



  • NSF Travel Award for Early Career Attendees, 2016
  • LINK Lab Fellowship, 2012 (UCSB)
  • Outstanding Graduate, 2012 (Tsinghua University)
  • Chinese National Encouragement Scholarship, 2009 and 2011 (Tsinghua University)
  • Outstanding Freshman, 2008 (Tsinghua University)


  • Email: %s@cs.ucsb.edu % 'ysu'
  • Mail Address: 6920 Whittier Dr, Apt 130, Goleta, CA, 93117