Xiangyu Zhao   赵翔宇

              Assistant Professor


               Applied Machine Learning Lab
               School of Data Science
               City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

Email: xy.zhao [at] cityu.edu.hk [contact me]
Mail: Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong 999077
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Brief Biography

Xiangyu Zhao is a tenure-track assistant professor of Data Science at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Prior to CityU, he completed his Ph.D. under the advisory of Prof. Jiliang Tang at MSU, his M.S. under the advisory of Prof. Enhong Chen at USTC, and his B.Eng. under the advisory of Prof. Ming Tang and Prof. Tao Zhou at UESTC.

His current research interests include data mining and machine learning, especially

  • Personalization, Recommender System, Online Advertising, Search Engine, and Information Retrieval
  • Urban Computing, Smart City, GeoAI, Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis, and Location-Based Social Networks
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning, Automated Machine Learning, Graph Learning, Trustworthy AI, and Multimodal
  • AI for Social Computing, Finance, Education, Ecosystem, and Healthcare
  • His research has been awarded ICDM'21 Best-ranked Papers, Global Top 100 Chinese New Stars in AI, CCF-Tencent Open Fund, Criteo Faculty Research Award, Bytedance Research Collaboration Award, MSU Dissertation Fellowship, and nomination for Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award (one per institution). He serves as top data science conference (senior) program committee members, session chairs and journal reviewers. He serves as the organizers of DRL4KDD and DRL4IR workshops at KDD'19, WWW'21 and SIGIR'20/21/22, and a lead tutor at WWW'21/22 and IJCAI'21. He also serves as the founding academic committee member of MLNLP, the largest AI community in China with 800,000 members/followers. The models and algorithms from his research have been launched in the online system of many companies, such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Criteo, Lyft, JD.com, Kuaishou, Tencent, and Bytedance.

    Openings:
    • I have PhD positions at CityU (23 Spring/Fall), and Joint-PhD (双一流A类+国科大+南科大)
    • Postdoc, Self-financed PhD, Part-time PhD, RA and Visiting positions are open year round
    • Please click HERE for more details (CityU is ranked #53 in QS World University Rankings 2022)
    Call for Paper:
    • 3rd Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval @ SIGIR'22 [Website]

    News

    • 06/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of ICDM'22
    • 05/2022: 3 papers got accepted by KDD'22, congratulations to Weilin, Yejing and Zhi
    • 05/2022: Our team won the Gold Award with Grand Prize (US$13,000) and the Microsoft Outstanding AI Influencer Award in the Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities, supervised by Prof. S Joe QIN and me
    • 05/2022: Our team ranked 3rd in Carbon Neutral Competition track of 3rd Shandong Data Competition, supervised by Prof. S Joe QIN and me
    • 05/2022: I am honored to receive two SIRG grants with Dr.Liang Dong and Dr.Junming Liu at CityU
    • 05/2022: I will co-host the 3rd Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval @ SIGIR'22
    • 04/2022: We provide tutorial Automated Machine Learning for Recommendations @ WWW'22
    • 04/2022: 1 paper got accepted by IJCAI'22, congratulations to Muyang and Chuan
    • 04/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of CIKM'22
    • 04/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of ECML-PKDD'22
    • 04/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of IEEE BigData'22
    • 04/2022: 1 paper got accepted by SIGIR'22
    • 04/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of NeurIPS'22
    • 03/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of RecSys'22
    • 03/2022: 1 workshop proposal got accepted by SIGIR'22
    • 01/2022: 3 papers got accepted by WWW'22, especial congratulations to Yejing for his first paper with AML@CityU
    • 01/2022: 1 paper got accepted by ICLR
    • 01/2022: 1 paper got accepted by TOIS
    • 01/2022: I will serve as the PC Member of SIGIR'22
    • 12/2021: 1 tutorial got accepted by WWW'22
    • 12/2021: An invited talk at Bytedance
    • 12/2021: An invited talk at WING, NUS
    • 12/2021: Our ICDM paper was selected as one of the best-ranked papers
    • 12/2021: 1 paper got accepted by AAAI'22
    • 11/2021: I will serve as the Senior PC Member of KDD'22
    • 11/2021: Nomination for Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award (one per institution)
    • 10/2021: I will serve as one of the founding academic committee members of MLNLP, the largest AI community in China with 800,000 members/followers
    • 10/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of SDM'22
    • 09/2021: Joined the School of Data Science at CityU as a tenure-track assistant professor
    • 09/2021: 1 paper got accepted by ICDM'21
    • 08/2021: I am honored to receive the CCF-Tencent Open Fund (CCF-腾讯犀牛鸟基金)
    • 08/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of AAAI'22
    • 08/2021: We provide tutorial Deep Learning for Recommendations: Fundamentals and Advances @ IJCAI'21
    • 07/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of IJCAI'22
    • 07/2021: I co-host the 2nd Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval @ SIGIR'21
    • 06/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of ICLR'22
    • 06/2021: I will serve as the Senior PC Member of WSDM'22
    • 06/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of RL4RealLife@ICML'21
    • 06/2021: A Chinese survey on GNN-based recommender systems “综述:基于图学习的推荐系统”
    • 05/2021: Passed my Ph.D. defense!
    • 05/2021: 1 paper got accepted by KDD'21
    • 05/2021: I was selected as Global Top 100 Chinese New Stars in Artificial Intelligence by Baidu Scholar
    • 04/2021: We provide tutorial Deep Recommender System: Fundamentals and Advances @ WWW'21
    • 04/2021: We host the 2nd Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Knowledge Discovery @ WWW'21
    • 04/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of NeurIPS'21
    • 03/2021: Received WWW'21 Student Scholarship Award
    • 03/2021: 1 workshop proposal got accepted by SIGIR'21
    • 01/2021: 2 papers got accepted by WWW'21
    • 01/2021: Received the AAAI'21 Student Travel Award and will serve as volunteer
    • 01/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of RecSys'21
    • 01/2021: I will serve as the PC Member of ICML'21
    • 12/2020: 1 tutorial got accepted by WWW'21
    • 12/2020: I will serve as the Senior PC Member of IJCAI'21
    • 12/2020: Awarded MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship
    • 12/2020: 1 paper got accepted by AAAI'21
    • 11/2020: Passed my comprehensive exam!
    • 11/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of KDD'21
    • 11/2020: 1 workshop proposal got accepted by WWW'21
    • 11/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of ECIR'21
    • 11/2020: I will serve as the Session Chair of ICONIP'20
    • 10/2020: 1 paper got accepted by WSDM'21
    • 10/2020: 1 paper got accepted by ICDE'21
    • 09/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of IJCAI'21
    • 09/2020: Received the CIKM'20 Student Travel Award
    • 08/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of AAAI'21
    • 08/2020: Received the KDD'20 Student Travel Award and will serve as volunteer
    • 07/2020: 1 paper got accepted by CIKM'20
    • 07/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of ICLR'21
    • 06/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of CIKM'20
    • 06/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of ICONIP'20
    • 05/2020: 1 paper got accepted by KDD'20
    • 05/2020: 2 papers got accepted by SIGIR'20
    • 05/2020: I was invited to present our RL-based E-commerce papers at INFORMS'20 Annual Meeting
    • 05/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of IEEE BigData'20
    • 04/2020: I will serve as the PC Member of IRS@KDD'20
    • 03/2020: I will co-host the Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval @ SIGIR'20
    • 03/2020: 1 workshop proposal got accepted by SIGIR'20
    • 12/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of AI4EDU'20
    • 12/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of IJCAI'20
    • 11/2019: I was invited to present our RL-based E-commerce papers at East China Normal University
    • 08/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of ICLR'20
    • 08/2019: I was invited to present our RL-based E-commerce papers at Shandong University
    • 07/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of AAAI'20
    • 07/2019: I was invited to present our RL-based E-commerce papers at Beijing University Of Chemical Technology
    • 07/2019: I was invited to present our RL-based E-commerce papers at TAL(好未来)
    • 06/2019: Received the KDD'19 Student Travel Award and will serve as volunteer
    • 06/2019: 1 paper got accepted by KDD'19 workshop
    • 05/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of RL4RealLife@ICML'19
    • 05/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of NLPCC'19
    • 04/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of IEEE BigData'19
    • 03/2019: I will host the Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning for Knowledge Discovery @ KDD'19
    • 03/2019: 1 Workshop proposal got accepted by KDD'19
    • 02/2019: I will serve as the PC Member of RecSys'19
    • 02/2019: 1 survey paper got accepted by ACM SIGWEB Newsletter
    • 11/2018: Received Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from Anhui Computer Federation
    • 11/2018: I was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at Leiphone.com(雷锋网大课堂)
    • 10/2018: Dr.Dawei Yin was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at CAS-AMSS(中科院数学所)
    • 10/2018: Dr.Jiliang Tang was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at Criteo, Ann Arbor
    • 10/2018: Dr.Dawei Yin was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at Tsinghua University
    • 09/2018: Dr.Long Xia was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at CAS-ICT(中科院计算所)
    • 08/2018: I was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at Gifshow(快手)
    • 08/2018: Dr.Jiliang Tang was invited to present our RL-based recommender papers at Bytedance(今日头条)
    • 07/2018: Our RL-based recommender project received the Criteo Faculty Research Award
    • 07/2018: Received the RecSys'18 Student Travel Award and will serve as volunteer
    • 07/2018: I will serve as the PC Member of IEEE BigData'18
    • 07/2018: 1 paper got accepted by RecSys'18
    • 06/2018: Received the KDD'18 Student Travel Award and will serve as volunteer
    • 05/2018: 1 paper got accepted by KDD'18
    • 04/2018: 1 survey paper got accepted by ACM SIGKDD Explorations Newsletter
    • 02/2018: Received the SDM'18 Student Travel Award and will participate in the Doctoral Forum
    • 09/2017: Received the CIKM'17 Student Travel Award
    • 09/2017: 1 paper got accepted by ICDM'17 PhD Forum
    • 08/2017: 1 paper got accepted by ICDM'17
    • 08/2017: 1 paper got accepted by CIKM'17
    • 01/2017: Joined MSU as a Ph.D. student of computer science