Jinxu Jia (Heidi)

Office: MC 111
Education M.Sc. Computer Science (GPA: 3.77/4.0)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Thesis: Time Series Prediction for the Tweets Popularity with Multivariate INAR(1) process
Sep 2012 - May 2015
B.En. Software Engineering with Honor (Major GPA: 90/100)
Wuhan Unviersity, Wuhan, China
Thesis:Role-based Click-through Rate Prediction Model for On-line Advertising
Sep 2008 - Jul 2012
Projects Time Series Prediction for the Tweets Popularity with Multivariate INAR(1) process
  • Build a Multivariate INAR(1) process model to predict user's tweets popularity in Twitter.
  • Improved the prediction accuracy by combining the tweet topic feature.
  • Tech: Python, Matlab, RapidMiner
  • More details here.
Topic Modeling in Twitter
  • Built a model to generate topics from Twitter dataset.
  • Improved the quality of topic detection with a Pitman-Yor process-based model.
  • Developed a stopword-based language identification method.
  • Improved the language identification speed by eight times compared to contrastive approaches while obtaining 98% accuracy.
Sep. 2013 - Feb. 2014
Community Membership and Dynamics
  • Investigated community structures of social networks
  • Discovered that online communities are often built around common interests shared by people, and authors in DBLP prefer following topics to following each other.
Mar. 2013 - May 2013
Tracking Human Faces and Eyes Affected by Scale Variations
  • Developed a face detection system to track faces and eyes in video clips
  • Capable of tracking multiple faces of different sizes and orientations at the same time.
  • Improved the eyes detection algorithm performance by using a skin cone filter as a post-processing step.
Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2012
SVM-based Prediction Model for User Preference in Social Network
  • Built a SVM-based prediction model to learn user's preference for automatic recommendations.
  • Improved the accuracy of prediction to 74% with context and network structure information.
Nov. 2012 - Dec. 2012
Role-based Click-through Rate Prediction Model for On-line Advertising
  • Developed a prediction model of user's online preference.
  • Improved the pCTR (prediction of the Click-through Rate) accuracy by examining user's preferences. %with cluster analysis of sparse matrix.
Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2012
A Quick Grayscale-based Face Recognition System
  • Developed an application to detect faces in pictures with complex background using Matlab.
  • Improved the recognition speed by using grayscale features to identify face boundaries.
Sep. 2010 - Dec. 2010
Online Bookstore and Background Information Management System
  • Built a e-bookstore including UI and databases.
  • Designed and built databases in SQL and C++.
  • Fulfilled requirement analysis with UML.
Jun. 2010
Luoyuan Blog, Campus Blog System
Microsoft Summer Intern
  • Built a on-campus blog website.
  • Created the "drift bottle" function to increase the enjoyment and expand the scope of readers at the same time.
  • Won the Best Project Prize of the summer software internship.
Jun. 2010 - Aug. 2010
Publication Jingwei Cheng, Chong Wang, Keqing He, Jinxu Jia, Peng Liang. Mappings from BPEL to PMR for Business Process Registration. 13th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises  
Experience Research Assistant, McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab (RLLab), Canada
Sep. 2013 - Present
Volunteer, 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)
Jul. 2014
Teaching Assistant, McGill Universtiy, Canada
Jan. 2013 - Apr. 2015
Teaching Assistant, Wuhan University, China Feb. 2012 - Jun. 2012
Research Assistant, State Key Lab of Software Engineering, China Aug. 2010 - Feb. 2012
Co-chairman, Oracle Club of Wuhan University (Technical Club), China Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2011
Research Assistant, State Key Lab of Software Engineering, China Aug. 2010 - Feb. 2012
Summer Intern, Microsoft, China Jun. 2010 - Aug. 2010
C++ (5 y), JAVA (4 y), Matlab (2 y), Shell (2 y), SQL (3 y), C\# (1 y), XML (0.5 y).
Linux and Windows
Languages English (professional working proficiency), Chinese (native), Japanese (elementary proficiency), French (elementary proficiency)
Pdf Version Resume