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.

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  • 2021/04: One paper on causal inference is accepted by IJCAI 2021 (acceptance rate: 587/4204=13.9%).

  • 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 for the project “Understanding Causality in Complex Systems via Network Guided Causal Inference” 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 (acceptance rate: 357/1736=20.6%).

  • 2020/10: Two papers are accepted by WSDM 2021. Congratulations to my student Jing for her first paper in my group (acceptance rate: 112/603=18.6%)

  • 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: Normee 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)