Biography

Short Bio

    Wei Zhang is currently an associate researcher with the title of Zijiang Young Scholar in the School of Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University (ECNU). His research is focused on user data mining, especially for personalized representation learning and recommendation. He got his Ph.D. in the department of Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University and his B.E. in the school of Computer Science and Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology. He has authored more than 20 research papers in CCF-A journals and conferences. He is serving or ever served as an area chair in ICDM'19 and program committee members in the top conferences of ACM SIGKDD, ACM SIGIR, WWW, ACL, AAAI, IJCAI, etc. He got ACM SIGMOD China Rising Star Award in 2020, the 1st place of ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge for Social Media Prediction in 2020 and the 5th place of the KDD Cup 2020 Challenges for Modern E-Commerce Platform: Debiasing in 2020.

Education and Experience

  • Associate Researcher, East China Normal University, July, 2016 - Now

  • Ph.D., Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Aug., 2011 - July, 2016

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jan., 2015 - July, 2015

  • Undergraduate, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Aug.,2007 - July, 2011

  • Middle school and high school, Fengjie, Chongqing, Sep., 2001 - July, 2007

Research Fundings

  • Research on Personalized Modeling of User Reviews based on Hybrid Representation Learning
    Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2021-2024

  • Research on User Analysis and Modeling in Mobile Social Networks based on Spatial-Temporal Behavior Sequences
    Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2018-2020

  • Research on Contiuous-Time Dynamic User Behavior Sequence Modeling
    Principal Investigator, Shanghai Sailing Program, 2017-2020

Awards and Competitions

  • ACM SIGMOD China Rising Star Award, 2020

  • 第37届CCF中国数据库学术会议获“萨师煊优秀学生论文奖”, 2020

  • The 5th place (1,895 teams) of the KDD Cup 2020 Challenges for Modern E-Commerce Platform: Debiasing (in association with ACM SIGKDD'2020) as the Team Director, 2020

  • The 1st place of the Multimedia Grand Challenges for Social Media Prediction (SMP) (in association with ACM MM'2020) as the Team Director, 2020

  • MCEA Young Researcher Travel Grant, PAKDD, 2019

  • The 2nd place of the Multimedia Grand Challenges for Social Media Prediction (SMP) (in association with ACM MM'2017) as the Team Director, 2017

  • Shanghai Chenguang Scholar, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2016

  • Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Tsinghua University, 2016

  • Excellent Graduate, Beijing city, 2016

  • National Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2015

  • Student Travel Award, ACM SIGKDD, 2015

  • National Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2013

  • The 10th Place (561 Teams) of the KDD Cup 2013 - Author-Paper Identification Challenge (Track 1) (in association with ACM SIGKDD'2013), 2013

  • Excellent Undergraduate, Heilongjiang Province, 2011

  • Excellent Undergraduate, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2011

  • National Scholarship, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2009