Wayne Xin Zhao

Assistant Professor

[Google Scholar entry],[DBLP entry]

[Homepage in Renmin University of China]


Contact: batmanfly at gmail dot com

Research Interests: social content analysis, microblogging mining, burst mining and topic modeling.

Selected Awards: Google China PhD Fellowship 2011, MSRA PhD Fellowship 2012.

Open intern positions: I'm always looking for highly-motivated students to work with me (fund support). If interested, please drop me a message via BatmanFly AT gmail.com.


Professional activities

Conference reviewer: EMNLP'12-15, HLT'14-16, COLING'14, WWW'14-16, ASONAM'15-16, ACL'16-17, IJCAI'15-17, CIKM'16-17

Journal reviewer: ACM TOIS, ACM TIST, ACM TKDD, IEEE TKDE, FCS


Selected Publications (by topics)

Technical Report

  • A note of variational methods for LDA.
    Wayne Xin Zhao
    The working report in PKU Net-LAB, 2013.
  • A survey of topic modeling in text mining (in Chinese).
    Wayne Xin Zhao
    The working report in PKU Net-LAB, 2011.
  • E-commerce Mining

  • [IEEE TKDE] Connecting Social Media to E-Commerce: Cold-Start Product Recommendation On Microblogs..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Sui Li, Yulan He, Edward Y. Chang, Ji-Rong Wen and Xiaoming Li
    In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2016.
  • [KAIS] Exploring Demographic Information in Social Media for Product Recommendation..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In Knowledge and Information Systems, 2016.
  • [TKDD] Mining Product Adopter Information from Online Reviews for Improving Product Recommendation..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, 2016.
  • [ICWSM'15] Leveraging Product Adopter Information from Online Reviews for Product Recommendation..
    Jinpeng Wang, Wayne Xin Zhao, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In 9th AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2014.
  • [AAAI'15] Mining User Intents in Twitter: A Semi-Supervised Approach to Inferring Intent Categories for Tweets..
    Jinpeng Wang, Gao Cong, Wayne Xin Zhao and Xiaoming Li.
    In the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2014.
  • [KDD'14] We Know What You Want to Buy: A Demographic-based System for Product Recommendation On Microblogs..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Yanwei Guo, Yulan He, Han Jiang, Yuexin Wu and Xiaoming Li.
    In 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2014.
  • [COLING'14] Group based Self Training for E-Commerce Product Record Linkage.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Yuexin Wu, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li.
    In the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2014.
  • [EMNLP'13] Mining New Business Opportunities: Identifying Trend related Products by Leveraging Commercial Intents from Microblogs .
    Jinpeng Wang, Wayne Xin Zhao, Haitian Wei, Hongfei Yan, Xiaoming Li.
    In The 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing, 2013.
  • Trajectory Data Mining

  • [ACM TOIS] A Neural Network Approach to Jointly Modeling Social Networks and Mobile Trajectories.
    Cheng Yang, Maosong Sun, Wayne Xin Zhao, Zhiyuan Liu, Edward Chang
    To appear in ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2017.
  • [ACM TOIS] A Probabilistic Lifestyle-based Trajectory Model for Social Strength Inference from Human Trajectory Data.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Ningnan Zhou, Ji-Rong Wen, Shan Wang, Edward Chang
    In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2016.
  • [IEEE TKDE] A General Multi-Context Embedding Model For Mining Human Trajectory Data..
    Ningnan Zhou, Wayne Xin Zhao(*co-first),Ji-Rong Wen, Xiao Zhang, Shan Wang
    In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2016.
  • Social Content & User Modelling

  • [ACM TOIS] Version-Aware Rating Prediction for Mobile App Recommendation.
    Yuan Yao, Wayne Xin Zhao, Yaojing Wang, Hanghang Tong, Feng Xu and Jian Lu
    To appear in ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2017.
  • [KAIS] Mining Collective Knowledge: Inferring Functional Labels from Online Review For Business..
    Feifan Fan, Wayne Xin Zhao, Ji-Rong Wen, Edward Chang.
    To appear in Knowledge and Information Systems, 2017.
  • [JCST] Type-aware Question Answering Over Knowledge Base with Attention-based Tree-Structured Neural Networks.
    Jun Yin, Wayne Xin Zhao and Xiaoming Li
    To appear in Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2017.
  • [IJCAI'16] Bayesian Probabilistic Multi-Topic Matrix Factorization for Rating Prediction..
    Keqiang Wang, Wayne Xin Zhao, Hongwei Peng, Xiaoling Wang.
    In the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2016.
  • [AAAI'16] Tweet Timeline Generation with Determinantal Point Processes..
    Jin-ge Yao, Feifan Fan, Wayne Xin Zhao, Xiaojun Wan, Edward Chang, Jianguo Xiao.
    In the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2016.
  • [ICWSM'15] Leveraging Product Adopter Information from Online Reviews for Product Recommendation..
    Jinpeng Wang, Wayne Xin Zhao, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In 9th AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2014.
  • [WWWJ] A computational approach to measuring the correlation between expertise and social media influence for celebrities on microblogs..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Liu, Yulan He, Chin-Yew, Ji-Rong Wen, Xiaoming Li.
    In World Wide Web Journal, 2015.
  • [FCS] Generating Timeline Summaries with Social Media Attention..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Ji-Rong Wen, Xiaoming Li.
    In Frontiers of Computer Science, 2016.
  • [IEEE TKDE] Incorporating Social Role Theory into Topic Models for Social Media Content Analysis..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Yulan He, Jian-Yun Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Xiaoming Li.
    In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 27(4): 1032-1044 (2015).
  • [ASONAM'14s] A Computational Approach to Measuring the Correlation between Expertise and Social Media Influence for Celebrities on Microblogs..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Liu, Yulan He, Chin-Yew Lin and Ji-Rong Wen.
    In The 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, 2014.
  • [ACM TIST] Infer User Interests via Link Structure Regularization.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Volume 5 Issue 2, April 2014, Article No. 23 , 2014.
  • [COLING'14] Warming up social startups via social login: a case study of question answering site.
    Yang Xiao, Wayne Xin Zhao, Kun Wang and Zhen Xiao.
    In the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2014.
  • [CIKM'13s] Originator or propagator?: incorporating social role theory into topic models for twitter content analysis.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Yulan He, Jian-Yun Nie and Xiaoming Li.
    In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2013.
  • [SIGIR'13s] Timeline Generation with Social Attention.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Yanwei Guo, Rui Yan, Yulan He and Xiaoming Li.
    In Proceedings of the 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, 2013.
  • [ACL'11] Topical keyphrase extraction from Twitter.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Jing He, Yang Song, Palakorn Achanauparp, Ee-Peng Lim and Xiaoming Li
    In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2011.
  • [ECIR'11] Comparing Twitter and traditional media using topic models.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Jianshu Weng, Jing He, Ee-Peng Lim, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li
    In Proceedings of the 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2011.
  • [EMNLP'10] Jointly modeling aspects and opinions with a MaxEnt-LDA hybrid.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li
    In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2010.

  • Burst Mining

  • [FCS] Ranking and Tagging Bursty Features in Text Streams with Context Language Models..
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Ji-Rong Wen, Xiaoming Li.
    In Frontiers of Computer Science, 2016.
  • [KDD'12 Demo] EventSearch: A System for Event Discovery and Retrieval on Multi-Type Historical Data.
    Dongdong Shan, Wayne Xin Zhao, Rishan Chen, Baihan Shu, Hongfei Yan, Xiaoming Li.
    In Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining, 2012.
  • [EMNLP'12] Identifying event-related bursts via social media activities.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Baihan Shu, Jing Jiang, Yang Song, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li
    In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, 2012.
  • [ACL'12s] A Novel Burst-based Text Representation Model for Scalable Event Detection.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Rishan Chen, Kai Fan, Hongfei Yan, Xiaoming Li.
    In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012.
  • [CIKM'10s] Context modeling for ranking and tagging bursty features in text streams.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Jing He, Xiaoming Li, Dongdong Shan and Hongfei Yan
    In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010.

  • Search Engine

  • [ACM TOIS] A General SIMD-based Approach to Accelerating Compression Algorithms.
    Wayne Xin Zhao, Xudong Zhang, Daniel Lemire, Dongdong Shang, Jian-Yun Nie, Hongfei Yan, Ji-Rong Wen.
    In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2015.
  • [IEEE BigData'13s] Group-Scheme: A Universal SIMD-based Compression Scheme.
    Xudong Zhang, Wayne Xin Zhao, Dongdong Shan and Hongfei Yan.
    In Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Big Data, 2013.
  • [SIGIR'11] Efficiently Collecting Relevance Information from Clickthroughs for Web Retrieval System Evaluation.
    Jing He, Wayne Xin Zhao, Baihan Shu, Xiaoming Li, Hongfei Yan
    In Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval, 2011.
  • [CIKM'11 poster] Efficient Phrase Querying with Flat Position Index.
    Dongdong Shan, Wayne Xin Zhao, Jing He, Hongfei Yan and Xiaoming Li.
    In Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management, 2011.