NSF CAREER Project Page

Julian McAuley, UCSD

This page lists projects sponsored by, or related to my NSF CAREER Award, Structured Output Models of Recommendations, Activities, and Behavior (#1750063).

The (anonymized) award is available here. The reviews received for this proposal are available here.

Primary Publications

The following research was partly or fully supported by the award:


Learning to attend on essential terms: An enhanced retriever-reader model for open-domain question answering
Jianmo Ni, Chenguang Zhu, Weizhu Chen and Julian McAuley
Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL)

Modeling heart rate and activity data for personalized fitness recommendation
Jianmo Ni, Larry Muhlstein, Julian McAuley
World Wide Web (WWW)

Older Publications

The following older papers also cover the same thrusts as the Award, though were completed before the funding period began:


Personalized review generation by expanding phrases and attending on aspect-aware representations
Jianmo Ni, Julian McAuley
Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)


Visually-aware fashion recommendation and design with generative image models
Wang-Cheng Kang, Chen Fang, Zhaowen Wang, Julian McAuley
International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2017

Estimating reactions and recommending products with generative models of reviews
Jianmo Ni, Zachary Lipton, Sharad Vikram, Julian McAuley
International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP)


The following datasets were released as part of the above projects. All datasets are available on our lab's dataset webpage:

EndoMondo fitness tracking data

Code Repositories

The following code repositories are released along with the above projects:



Additional Project Pages

FitRec Project Page