Cane Wing-Ki Leung B.A. (Hons), Ph.D. (HK PolyU)

Senior Researcher
Wisers Research
Hong Kong

cane dot leung (gmail)

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Short Bio

I am a Senior Researcher & Team Leader in the Research Department of Wisers Information Ltd. in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Wisers, I was a Researcher at Huawei Noah's Ark Lab from Oct 2012 to Nov 2014. At Noah's Ark Lab, I led and conducted R&D projects on social media mining for user modeling. I also collaborated with Jie Tang and his team at Tsinghua UniversityFrom Sep 2008 to Sep 2012, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, where I worked with Jing Jiang on unsupervised information extraction in collaboration with Singapore's DSO National Laboratories, and Ee-Peng Lim on trust mining in social networks. 

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009, under the supervision of Stephen Chi-Fai Chan and Fu-Lai Chung. My Ph.D. research focused on data and text mining techniques with applications to collaborative filtering and sentiment analysis.

Research Interests

I am interested in data and text mining approaches to recommendation and prediction problems, especially those involving user-generated content. Specifically, I have been working on information extraction from natural language texts, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, and collaborative-filtering-based recommender systems.

Recent Publications   

  • Instilling Social to Physical: Co-Regularized Heterogeneous Transfer Learning. 
    Ying Wei, Yin Zhu, Cane Wing-ki Leung, Yangqiu Song and Qiang Yang.
    30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2016. 
  • RAIN: Social Role-Aware Information Diffusion.
    Yang Yang, Jie Tang, Cane Wing-ki Leung, Yizhou Sun, Qicong Chen, Juanzi Li and Qiang Yang.
    29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Austin, Texas, USA, Jan 2015. [pdf] (AR = 531/1991 = 27%)
  • Role-aware Conformity Influence Modeling and Analysis in Social Networks.
    Jing Zhang, Jie Tang, Honglei Zhuang, Cane Wing-Ki Leung and Juanzi Li.
    28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Quebec, Canada, Jun 2014. [pdf]  (AR = 398/1406 = 28%)
  • Collaborative Boosting for Activity Classification in Microblogs.
    Yangqiu Song, Zhengdong Lu, Cane Wing-ki Leung and Qiang Yang.
    19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), pp. 482-490, Chicago, IL, USA, Aug 2013. [pdf] (oral presentation, AR = 66/726 = 9.1%) 
  • More Publications....
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  • “User Modeling on Social Media and Smartphones”, Dec 2013, at Tech Forum 2 on Smart City - Applications Towards a Smarter City, InnoAsia 2013, Hong Kong. 
  • “Mining Interesting Link Formation Rules in Social Networks”, Oct 2011, at the Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC), Singapore Management University, Singapore. 
  • “Trust Mining - A Discovery of Rules and Behaviors”, Sep 2010, at Workshop on Social Network Mining, Singapore. 
  • “Mining Interesting Link Formation Rules in Social Networks”, Jul 2010, at BuzzCity Pte Ltd., Singapore.

Selected Professional Activities


  • IEEE Intelligent Systems
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
  • Knowledge-based Systems (KNOSYS)
  • Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining - 2nd Edition

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