Jundong Li


Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science, and School of Data Science
University of Virginia

Office: E-226 Thornton Hall
Mail: 351 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4743
Phone: 434-243-5451
Email: jundong at virginia dot edu


Jundong Li is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia with appointments in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, and School of Data Science. Prior to joining UVA, he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Arizona State University in 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Huan Liu, M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at University of Alberta in 2014, and B.Eng. degree in Software Engineering at Zhejiang University in 2012. His research interests are broadly in data mining and machine learning, with a particular focus on feature learning, graph mining, and social computing.

I am actively looking for 1-2 self-motivated Ph.D. students (fully funded) to join my group in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 semester. Please drop me an email with your CV and transcripts if you are interested.

What's New (More)

  • 2021/10: One paper on graph counterfactual fairness is accepted by WSDM 2022. Congratulations to my student Jing.

  • 2021/08: I am serving as the Managing Editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST).

  • 2021/08: One journal paper is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS).

  • 2021/08: Six papers are accepted by CIKM 2021. Congratulations to my students Yushun and Song.

  • 2021/07: Received Cisco Faculty Research Award.

  • 2021/06: Received JP Morgan Chase Faculty Research Award.

  • 2021/05: Two papers are accepted by KDD 2021 Research Track, one on ‘‘individual fairness for graph neural networks“ and the other one on ‘‘unsupervised graph alignment”. Congratulations to my student Yushun for his first paper in my group.

  • 2021/05: One tutorial on ‘‘Data Efficient Learning on Graphs" is accepted by KDD 2021.

  • 2021/05: One paper on ‘‘line graph neural network" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI).

  • 2021/04: One paper on ‘‘multi-cause causal effects estimation" is accepted by IJCAI 2021.

  • 2021/04: Awarded an Undegraduate Supplement Award from UVA GIDI as PI to support undergraduate research ($10,000, 5/1/2021 - 04/30/2021).

  • 2021/04: Awarded UVA 3Cavaliers Seed Grant as PI ($60,000, 5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022).

  • 2021/03: One patent granted, “Systems and methods for unsupervised streaming feature selection in social media”, US Patent 10,942,939; Date of Patent: 2021-03-09

  • 2021/02: Selected for the AAAI 2021 New Faculty Highlights Program.

  • 2021/02: Invited to serve on the editorial board of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).

  • 2021/01: One paper on social recommendation is accepted by The Web Conference 2021.

  • 2020/10: Two papers are accepted by WSDM 2021. Congratulations to my student Jing for her first paper in my group

  • 2020/08: Awarded a research grant from NSF for the project “III: Small: Collaborative Research: Demystifying Deep Learning on Graphs: From Basic Operations to Applications” as lead PI ($500,000, 10/1/2020 - 09/30/2023, personal share: $268,732)

  • 2020/07: Our feature selection survey paper is listed as the most cited paper of ACM CSUR within the past 5 years.

  • 2020/07: Nominated by the Dean of Graduate College at ASU for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.

  • 2020/05: Awarded UVA Eng-in-Med Faculty Fellow.

  • 2020/05: Awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant from UVA GIDI for the project “Quantifying the Impact of Data Sharing on Outbreak Dynamics” as PI ($92,000, 5/1/2020 - 06/30/2021)