Tyler Derr

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Tyler Derr is a PhD student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University and a member of the Data Science and Engineering (DSE) Lab. He had completed his MS (2015) in Computer Science at The Pennsylvania State University and dual BS (2013) in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. His PhD advisor is Dr. Jiliang Tang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Michigan State University.

His research spans across the following three main areas: (1) signed social network analysis, i.e., network analysis with negative links, where positive links represent friends/trust and negative links represent foes/distrust; (2) deep learning on graphs, which attempts to harness deep learning for graph structured data; and (3) data science for social good, where his work has spanned across a wide variety of domains, such as Education, Health Informatics, and Political Science. He has published several papers in these domains at some of the top international conferences and has received travel awards to present his work. He was the recipient of the Best Reviewer Award at ICWSM2019, the Best Student Poster Award at SDM2019, and the “People's Choice” Award for the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at MSU. Moreover, he is a Graduate Engineering Leadership Fellow and active member of the Teachers in Social Media Project at MSU. Tyler also actively serves as a reviewer/program committee member for journals/conferences in his research domain.

Email: derrtyle at msu dot edu

Office: Engineering Building 3308

I am currently on the job market for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position; my materials can be found here.

News

2020

  • 2/2020: Presented ‘‘Analyzing Negative Relations in Social Media’’ at the Graduate Academic Conference at MSU

  • 1/2020: Our paper ‘‘ROSE: Role-based Signed Network Embedding’’ is accepted by WWW2020

  • 1/2020: Radio show interview with Sci-Files about my research

  • 1/2020: Presenting ‘‘Network Analysis with Negative Links’’ in the MSU CSE Graduate Student Seminar Series

  • 1/2020: Invited talk "Navigating the Faculty Job Search’’ for a MSU Engineering Graduate Lunch and Learn Seminar

  • 1/2020: Invited to serve as PC member for CIKM2020

2019

2018

  • Fall 2018: Invited to serve as session chair for the ICDM2018 PhD Forum.

  • Fall 2018: Awarded ICDM2018 Student Travel Award

  • Fall 2018: Invited to serve as PC member for ICWSM2019

  • Fall 2018: Invited to serve as PC member for IEEE BigData2018

  • Fall 2018: ICDM2018 PhD Forum accepted ‘‘Congressional Vote Analysis using Signed Networks’’

  • Fall 2018: Won 2nd prize for my presentation at the Southeast Michigan Postdoctoral Symposium from the University of Michigan Postdoctoral Association

  • Fall 2018: Awarded CIKM2018 Student Travel Award from SIGIR

  • Summer 2018: Our paper ‘‘Signed Graph Convolutional Network’’ is accepted by ICDM2018 (preprint here and code here)

  • Summer 2018: Our paper ‘‘Signed Network Modeling Based on Structural Balance Theory’’ is accepted by CIKM2018 (preprint here)

  • Summer 2018: Our paper ‘‘Opinions Power Opinions: Joint Link and Interaction Polarity Predictions in Signed Networks’’ is accepted by ASONAM2018
    with an extended version found here

  • Summer 2018: Our paper ‘‘Relevance Measurements in Online Signed Social Networks’’ is accepted by MLG2018

  • Summer 2018: Invited to serve as session chair for both the ‘‘Ranking & Centrality’’ and ‘‘Modeling II’’ research tracks at ASONAM2018

  • Summer 2018: Invited as a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)

  • Summer 2018: Awarded MSU CSE Summer Fellowship 2018

2017

  • Fall 2017: Preprint Signed Node Relevance Measurements.

  • Summer 2017: Our paper ‘‘Understanding and Predicting Weight Loss with Mobile Social Networking Data’’ is accepted by CIKM2017

  • Summer 2017: Awarded KDD2017 Student Travel Award

  • Summer 2017: Awarded MSU CSE Summer Fellowship 2017

  • Spring 2017: Poster Presentation at the 2017 MSU Graduate Research Symposium
    Title: Opinions Power Opinions: Joint Link and Interaction Polarity Prediction in Signed Networks

  • Spring 2017: Awarded SDM2017 Student Travel Award from SIAM

  • Spring 2017: SDM2017 Doctoral Forum accepted ‘‘Opinions Power Opinions: Joint Link and Interaction Polarity Predictions in Signed Networks’’

  • Spring 2017: Invited lecture for the Department of Education at MSU on ‘‘Signed Network Analysis: Community Detection & Link Prediction’’

  • Spring 2017: Invited lecture for the CSE881 Data Mining course at MSU on ‘‘Similarity Search’’

  • Spring 2017: I joined the DSE Lab