Qiankun Zhao, Permanent Researcher at Telefonica I+D

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Qiankun Zhao is a permanent researcher at the user modeling and data mining group in  Telefonica I + D at Madrid, Spain from July 2009. Before that he was a research scientist at AOL  Labs China at Beijing since June 2007, where he build and lead the research team in China. He also worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at Penn State UniversityCollege of IST, with Dr. Prasenjit Mitra and C. Lee Giles in the ChemXSeer project from May 2006 to May 2007. Qiankun did his PhD study at School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological University, with Dr. Sourav Bhowmick from 2002 to 2006. During March 2005 to Sept 2005, Qiankun did his internship at Microsoft Research Asia with Dr Tie-Yan Liu and Dr Wei-Ying Ma. Before that, Qiankun got his bachelor degree from the college of management major in management information system from HUST, Wuhan China, in 2001. He was/is also involved in a few internet related startups and he co-founded two startup companies in China.

Call for paper, SNA-KDD workshop in conjunction with ACM SIGKDD 2010.

Research interests:
  • Advertising strategies: contextual, behavior targeting, and ad placing strategy.
  • Web Search: NLP, sentiment, summarization, personalization, collaborative search, and vertical search
  • Social Network: blog analysis, finance analysis, information flow, and network evolution
  • Mobile Search: location based search, dynamic updating, small display, mobile social analysis
  • Image Retrieval: annotation, classification, clustering, and story detection

Honors and Awards:

  • Travel Award in International Conference on Weblog and Social Media 2007.
  • Student Travel Award in ACM SIGKDD 2006.
  • Best Paper Award  in ACM CIKM 2004.
  • Hyperion Student Travel Award in ACM CIKM 2004.
  • Research Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University 2002-June---2006-Feb.
  • System For Detecting Events From the Click-Through Log  US Patent 41826.8305, 2006.
  • Academic Conference Committee Mining  US Patent 41826.8306, 2006.
  • 2 Patents Pending for work at AOL Labs China

Selected Publications:

1)       Sourav Bhowmick, Qiankun Zhao, Xin Zheng, and Kai Yi. Characterizing and Predicting Community Members from Evolutionary and Heterogeneous Networks. ACM CIKM 2008

2)       Yang Song, Ziming Zhuang, Huajing Li, Qiankun Zhao, Jia Li, Wang-chien Lee, C. Lee Giles, "Real-time Automatic Tag Recommendation", to appear at the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, July 2008, Singapore

3)       SHU HUANG, Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles. Hierarchical Location and Topic based Query Expansion. AAAI 2008

4)       Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, Dongwon Lee, and Jaewoo Kang. HICCUP: Hierarchical Clustering Based Value Imputation using Heterogeneous Gene Expression Microarray Datasets. IEEE BIBE 2007

5)       Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, Bi Chen: Temporal and Information Flow Based Event Detection from Social Text Streams. AAAI 2007: 1501-1506

6)       Bi Chen, Qiankun Zhao, et al. Temporal and Social Network Based Blogging Behavior Prediction in BlogSpace. IEEE ICDM 2007.

7)       Shu Huang, Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles: Query Expansion Using Topic and Location. ICDM Workshops 2007.

8)       Qiankun Zhao, Bi Chen, Prasenjit Mitra: Event Detection from Social Media Stream. International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2007.

9)       Qiankun Zhao, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles: Image annotation by hierarchical mapping of features. WWW 2007: 1237-1238

10)    Qiankun Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Wei-Ying Ma: Event detection from evolution of click-through data. KDD 2006: 484-493

11)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Le Gruenwald: Cleopatra: Evolutionary Pattern-Based Clustering of Web Usage Data. PAKDD 2006: 323-333

12)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Aixin Sun: iWed: An Integrated Multigraph Cut-Based Approach for Detecting Events from a Website. PAKDD 2006: 351-360

13)    Qiankun Zhao, Steven C. H. Hoi, Tie-Yan Liu, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Michael R. Lyu, Wei-Ying Ma: Time-dependent semantic similarity measure of queries using historical click-through data. WWW 2006: 543-552

14)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Sanjay Kumar Madria: Research Issues in Web Structural Delta Mining. Foundations and Novel Approaches in Data Mining 2006: 272-289

15)    Qiankun Zhao, Ling Chen, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Sanjay Kumar Madria: XML structural delta mining: Issues and challenges. Data Knowl. Eng. 59(3): 627-651 (2006)

16)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Le Gruenwald: Mining conserved XML query paths for dynamic-conscious caching. CIKM 2005: 219-220

17)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Le Gruenwald: WAM-Miner: in the search of web access motifs from historical web log data. CIKM 2005: 421-428

18)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick: FASST Mining: Discovering Frequently Changing Semantic Structure from Versions of Unordered XML Documents. DASFAA 2005: 724-735

19)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Mukesh K. Mohania, Yahiko Kambayashi: Discovering frequently changing structures from historical structural deltas of unordered XML. CIKM 2004: 188-197 (Best Paper Award)

20)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Sanjay Kumar Madria: Discovering Pattern-Based Dynamic Structures from Versions of Unordered XML Documents. DaWaK 2004: 77-86

21)    Qiankun Zhao, Sourav S. Bhowmick: Mining History of Changes to Web Access Patterns. PKDD 2004: 521-523

Academic Activiies

Co-Authors (24):

·        US (12): C Lee Giles (ACM and IEEE Fellow), Prasenjit Mitra, Dongwon Lee, Yang Song,  Ziming Zhuang, Huajing Li, Jia Li, Wang-Chien Lee, Shu Huang, Bi Chen, Le Gruenwald, and Sanjay Kumar Madria

·        Germany (1): Ling Chen

·        Singapore (3): Sourav Bhowmick, Aixin Sun, Steve Hoi.

·        Japan (1): Yahiko Kambayashi (IEEE Fellow)

·        Korea (1): Jaewoo Kang

·        India (1): Mukesh Mohania

·        China (5): Wei-Ying Ma, Tie-Yan Liu, Michael R. Lyu (IEEE Fellow), Xin Zheng, Kai Yi

Copyright 2007 (R) Qiankun Zhao