Yisong Miao’s Personal Website


Welcome! I hail from Xi’an, China, and did my undergraduate study in Beijing, China.
I’m now a second-year master student at SoC (School of Computing), NUS (National University of Singapore).
I’m affiliated to WING (Web Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing Group).
I’m fortunate to be advised by Prof Min-Yen Kan and Dr. Wenqiang Lei.
My office is on level 5 of AS6 building.

My long-term goal is to push the research boundary of interaction between AI and humanity (including history, literature, music and other forms of arts), and answer a basic question: how we human perceive beauty. To achieve this long-term goal, I not only conduct novel research as introduced in the next section, but also initiate UCMW project purely out of my personal interest.

My CV is here: PDF

I also have a note for “Meta Research”, recording the most fundamental methods (found by me / taught by my mentors) towards a good researcher: Link to meta research. I hope, at the end of the day, it would be the most valuable treasure.

Learning from my graduate study advisor Prof Min (Link to his log), I also keep a progress log for better time management.

I have maintained a few reading list within my research interests: Link to reading lists

Some External Links: [Google Scholar] [LinkedIn] [GitHub] [Twitter] [Skype]
[Email] I use GMAIL, the username is miaoyisong

Research Experiences

A person’s character isn’t determined by how he or she enjoys victory but rather how he or she endures defeat. – House of Cards.

Bachelor thesis – Webpage Classification

Master thesis – Conversational AI

Computational Discourse and Lexical Semantics – Ongoing project


If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. – Elon Musk, Tesla Motors

I use these contextual labels to organize my publications: (Here is a Tutorial on how to make contextual labels in Html and Jekyll)

I use 🌟 to intuitively show my devotion and contribution to the paper.

[1] Wenqiang Lei, Xiangnan He, Yisong Miao, Qingyun Wu, Richang Hong, Min-Yen Kan, Tat Seng Chua (2020). Estimation-Action-Reflection: Towards Deep Interaction Between Conversational and Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ‘20). [PDF] [Slides] [Poster] [Codes and Project Websites @ Github.io] recommender system conversational recommender system ML / RL My Devotion: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

[2] Wenqiang Lei, Gangyi Zhang, Xiangnan He, Yisong Miao, Xiang Wang, Liang Chen and Tat-Seng Chua (2020). Interactive Path Reasoning on Graph for Conversational Recommendation. (KDD ‘20). Resources To Come. recommender system conversational recommender system knowledge graph ML / RL My Devotion: 🌟🌟🌟🌟


I never let school interfere with my education. – Mark Twain

2014-2018, Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science.
Founding Class of undergrad program of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2018-2020, Master of Computing, National University of Singapore.

URL Links to my friends who’re not my research collaborators

When Voldemort is after you, you’d better be with your friends. – What Yisong learns from Harry Potter

My friends, the following order is based on the time I found your URL, i.e. in a "first-come-first-record" fashion. Please tell me if you’d like to be presented and introduced here! Emprically it is a great way to increase your PageRank on Google. (e.g., this search result) However, it is still an open question that whether it is ME increase YOUR PageRank, or the inverse way :p.

------ Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish ------