Yizhou Sun


Associate Professor


I am currently an associate professor at Computer Science, UCLA. Prior to that, I joined Northeastern University as an assistant professor in 2013. I received my Ph.D. degree from Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in December 2012. I got my master degree and bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Statistics from Peking University, China.

Talks and Events

2022 Talk: Combining Representation Learning And Logical Rule Reasoning For Knowledge Graph Inference

Knowledge graph inference has been studied extensively due to its wide applications. It has been addressed by two lines of research, i.e., the more traditional logical rule reasoning and the more recent knowledge graph embedding (KGE). In this talk, we will introduce two recent developments in our group to combine these two worlds. First, we propose to leverage logical rules to bring in high-order dependency among entities and relations for KGE. By limiting the logical rules to be the definite Horn clauses, we are able to fully exploit the knowledge in logical rules and enable the mutual enhancement of logical rule-based reasoning and KGE in an extremely efficient way. Second, we propose to handle logical queries by representing fuzzy sets as specially designed vectors and retrieving answers via dense vector computation. In particular, we provide embedding-based logical operators that strictly follow the axioms required in fuzzy logic, which can be trained by self-supervised knowledge completion tasks. With additional query-answer pairs, the performance can be further enhanced. With these evidence, we believe combining logic with representation learning provides a promising direction for knowledge reasoning.