Evan Wei Xiang (Linkedin, HKUST)

Ph.D. in Computer Science with advisor Professor Qiang Yang, HKUST

Current Position:  Senior Researcher, Baidu Inc.
Address:  F23-BE065, Maoye Times Plaza, Wenxin 2nd Street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518054, P.R.China
Email:   xiangwei (AT) baidu (DOT) com
Office:  +86-755-8691-2633
Fax:      +86-755-8691-2651
Mobile: +86-186-821-77991

Research Interest


  • Ph.D. (2006.9~2012.5), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • B.Sc. (2002.9~2006.6), Nanjing University
Previous Position

  • Co-Founder & Research Director of FlexLab (2010~2011)Bioinformatics CenterBGI
  • Research InternNLP Group (2005~2006), ML Group (2007, 2008), MSRA
Selected Publication

  • Ben Tan, Erheng Zhong, Evan Wei Xiang, Qiang Yang. "Multi-Transfer: Transfer Learning with Multiple Views and Multiple Sources". In SDM 2013. Austin, Texas, USA. May 2-4, 2013. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Zhongqi Lu, Erheng Zhong, Lili Zhao, Evan Wei Xiang, Weike Pan, Qiang Yang. "Selective Transfer Learning for Cross Domain Recommendation". In SDM 2013. Austin, Texas, USA. May 2-4, 2013. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Weike Pan, Evan Wei Xiang, Qiang Yang. "Transfer Learning in Collaborative Filtering with Uncertain Ratings". In AAAI 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 22-26, 2012. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Yu-Jia HuangEvan Wei Xiang, Rong Pan. "Constrained Collective Matrix Factorization". In RecSys 2012. Dublin, Ireland, September 9-13, 2012. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Shu Rong, Xing NiuEvan Wei Xiang, Haofen WangQiang Yang, Yong Yu. "A Machine Learning Approach for Instance Matching Based on Similarity Metrics". In ISWC 2012. Boston, MA, USA, November 11-15, 2012. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Qian XuEvan Wei XiangQiang YangJiachun Du, Jieping Zhong. "SMS Spam Detection using Non-content Features". In IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2012. 27(6): 44-51. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Evan Wei Xiang, Sinno Jialin PanWeike Pan, Jian Su, Qiang Yang  "Source-Selection-Free Transfer Learning". In IJCAI 2011. Barcelona, Spain. July 19-22, 2011. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Weike Pan, Nathan Nan LiuEvan Wei XiangQiang Yang. "Transfer Learning to Predict Missing Ratings via Heterogeneous User Feedbacks". In IJCAI 2011. Barcelona, Spain. July 19-22, 2011. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Qian XuEvan Wei XiangQiang Yang. "Transferring Network Topological Knowledge for Predicting Protein–Protein Interactions". In Proteomics 2011, 11: 3818–3825. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201100146, October 2011. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Weike PanEvan Wei XiangNathan Nan LiuQiang Yang. "Transfer Learning in Collaborative Filtering for Sparsity Reduction". In AAAI 2010. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. July 11-15, 2010. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Evan Wei XiangNathan Nan LiuQiang Yang. "Distributed Transfer Learning via Cooperative Matrix Factorization". In "Scaling up Machine Learning - Parallel and Distributed Approaches". Ron Bekkerman, Mikhail Bilenko and John Langford (Editors). Chapter 19. Cambridge University Press (December 30, 2011), Pages 331-350. 2011.
  • Nathan Nan LiuEvan Wei XiangMin ZhaoQiang Yang. "Unifying Explicit and Implicit Feedback for Collaborative Filtering". In CIKM 2010. Toronto, Canada. October 26-30, 2010. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Nathan Nan Liu, Min ZhaoEvan Wei XiangQiang Yang. "Online Evolutionary Collaborative Filtering". In RecSys 2010. Barcelona, Spain. September 26-30, 2010. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Evan Wei XiangBin CaoDerek Hao HuQiang Yang. "Bridging Domains Using World Wide Knowledge for Transfer Learning". In IEEE TKDE 2010 22(6): 770-783. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Bin Cao, Jian-Tao SunEvan Wei Xiang, Derek Hao HuQiang Yang, Zheng Chen. "PQC: Personalized Query Classification". In CIKM 2009. Hong Kong, November 2009. [Paper] [Bibtex]
  • Vincent Wenchen ZhengEvan Wei XiangQiang Yang, Dou Shen. "Transferring Localization Models Over Time". In AAAI 2008. Chicago, Illinois, USA. July 2008. [Paper] [Bibtex]
Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for TKDE, TIST, IS, JCST.