CHENG ZHIYONG

Researcher

Shandong Artificial Intelligence Institute

Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences)

19 Keyuan Road, Jinan, Shandong, China 250014

Email: jason döt zy döt cheng ät gmail döt com

Tel: +86-18824837045

Short Bio

I joined SDAI, Shandong Academy of Sciences as Professor in Feb 2019. I was a research fellow in the School of Computing, National University of Singapore, working with Professor Mohan Kankanhalli. Before this job, I did my Ph.D in School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU), under the supervision of Prof. Jialie Shen. I received my B.E. and M.E. degree from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) and Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), in 2007 and 2010, respectively. I visited Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and worked with Prof. Alexander G. Hauptmann from Aug. 2014 to July 2015. I was a research assistant in SIS, SMU from November 2009 to July 2011.

Research Interests

  • Information Retrieval & Recommendation
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Multimedia Systems

Recent work (* indicates corresponding author)

  1. Mengmeng Li, Tian Gan, Meng Liu, Zhiyong Cheng, Jianhua Yin and Liqiang Nie. Long-tail Hashtag Recommendation for Micro-videos with Graph Convolutional Network. The 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'19), Beijing, China, 2019. (Full paper, acceptance rate: 19.4% )
  2. Fan Liu, Zhiyong Cheng*, Changchang, Yinglong Wang, Liqiang Nie*, Mohan Kankanhalli. User Diverse Preference Modeling via Multimodal Attentive Metric Learning. ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM'19), Nice, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 26.5%) [PDF][CODE]
  3. Yinwei Wei, Zhiyong Cheng*, Xuzheng Yu, Zhou Zhao, Lei Zhu and Liqiang Nie*. Personalized Hashtag Recommendation for Micro-videos. ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM'19), Nice, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 26.5%)[PDF] [CODE]
  4. Tao Zhuo, Zhiyong Cheng*, Peng Zhang, Yongkang Wong, Mohan Kankanhalli. Explainable Video Action Reasoning via Prior Knowledge and State Transitions. ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM'19), Nice, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 26.5%) [PDF] [CODE & Dataset]
  5. Yangyang Guo, Zhiyong Cheng*, Liqiang Nie*, Yibing Liu, Yinglong Wang and Mohan Kankanhalli. Quantifying and Alleviating the Language Prior Problem in Visual Question Answering. ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR'19), Pairs, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 20%). [PDF][CODE]
  6. Chenghao Liu, Tao Lu, Xin Wang, Zhiyong Cheng, Jianling Sun and Steven C.H. Hoi. Compositional Coding for Collaborative Filtering. ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR'19), Pairs, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 20%) [PDF][CODE]
  7. Xu Lu, Lei Zhu, Zhiyong Cheng, Liqiang Nie, Huaxiang Zhang. Online Multi-modal Hashing with Dynamic Query-adaption. ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR'19) , Pairs, France, 2019. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 20%) [Best paper honorable mention].
  8. Tao Zhuo, Zhiyong Cheng, Peng Zhang, Yongkang Wong, Mohan Kankanhalli. Unsupervised Online Video Object Segmentation with Motion Property Understanding. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), accepted. [PDF][CODE]
  9. Xinyu Guan, Zhiyong Cheng*, Xiangnan He, Yongfeng Zhang, Zhibo Zhu, Qinke Peng, Tat-Seng Chua. Attentive Aspect Modeling for Review-Aware Recommendation. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (3), Article 28, 2019 . [PDF][CODE]
  10. Yangyang Guo, Zhiyong Cheng*, Liqiang Nie*, Yinglong Wang, Jun Ma, Mohan Kankanhalli. Attentive Long Short-Term Preference Modeling for Personalized Product Search. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (2), Article 19, 2019. [PDF][CODE]
  11. Zhiyong Cheng, Xiaojun Chang, Lei Zhu, Rose C. Kanjirathinkal, Mohan Kankanhalli. MMALFM: Explainable Recommendation by Leveraging Reviews and Images. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (2), Article 16, 2019. [PDF]
  12. Chaoqun Zheng, Lei Zhu, Xu Lu, Jingjing Li, Zhiyong Cheng, Hanwang Zhang. Fast Discrete Collaborative Multi-modal Hashing for Large-scale Multimedia Retrieval. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) , accepted. [PDF]
  13. Yudong Han, Lei Zhu, Zhiyong Cheng, jingjing Li, Xiaobai Liu. Discrete Optimal Graph Clustering. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TC), accepted. [PDF]

Selected Publications [DBLP] [Google Scholar] (* indicates corresponding author)

  • MMALFM: Explainable Recommendation by Leveraging Reviews and Images. [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Xiaojun Chang, Lei Zhu, Rose C. Kanjirathinkal, Mohan Kankanhalli

ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (2), Article 16, 2019.

  • Attentive Long Short-Term Preference Modeling for Personalized Product Search. [PDF][CODE]

Yangyang Guo, Zhiyong Cheng*, Liqiang Nie, Yinglong Wang, Jun Ma, Mohan Kankanhalli

ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (2), Article 19, 2019.

  • Attentive Aspect Modeling for Review-Aware Recommendation. [PDF][CODE]

Xinyu Guan, Zhiyong Cheng*, Xiangnan He, Yongfeng Zhang, Zhibo Zhu, Qinke Peng, Tat-Seng Chua.

ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 37 (3), Article 28, 2019 .

  • Aspect-Aware Latent Factor Model: Rating Prediction with Ratings and Reviews. [PDF][CODE]

Zhiyong Cheng, Ying Ding, Lei Zhu, Mohan Kankanhalli

The Web Conference (WWW’18), Lyon, 2018. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 14.8%)

  • A^3NCF: An Adaptive Aspect Attention Model for Rating Prediction. [PDF][CODE]

Zhiyong Cheng, Ying Ding, Xiangnan He, Lei Zhu, Xuemeng Song, Mohan Kankanhalli

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’18), Stockholm, Sweden, 2018. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 20.5%)

  • Multi-modal preference modeling for product search. [PDF][CODE]

Yangyang Guo, Zhiyong Cheng*, Liqiang Nie, Xin-Shun Xu, Mohan Kankanhalli

ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM'18), Seoul, Korea, 2018 . (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 27.5%)

  • Exploring Music Play Sequence for Music Recommendation. [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen, Lei Zhu, Liqiang Nie, Mohan Kankanhalli

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’17), Melbourne, Australia, 2017. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 26%)

  • Exploring User-Specific Information in Music Retrieval. [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen, Liqiang Nie, Tat-Seng Chua, Mohan Kankanhalli

40th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR'17), Tokyo, Japan, 2017. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 22%)

  • On Effective Location-Aware Music Recommendation [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen

ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), vol. 34, issue 2, 2016

  • On Effective Personalized Music Retrieval by Exploring Online User Behaviors [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen, Steven Hoi

39th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR'16), Pisa, Italy, 2016. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 18%)

  • Just-for-Me: An Adaptive Personalization System for Location-Aware Social Music Recommendation [PDF]

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen

Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (ACM ICMR'14), Glasgow, UK, April, 2014. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 19%)

Competitions

  • CMU-SMU@TRECVID 2015: Video Hyperlinking

Zhiyong Cheng, Xuanchong Li, Jialie Shen, Alexander G. Hauptmann

TRECVID 2015 Video Hyperlinking

[Ranked 1st Place in MAP & 2nd Place in MaiSP][PDF][MAP][MaiSP][ Video Hyperlinking Slides ]

Community Service

  • Program Committee Member of MMM 2020
  • Area Chair of ACM MM 2019 (Media Interpretation track)
  • Guest Editor of MTAP Special Issue on Binary Representation Learning for Large-scale Multimedia Applications
  • Guest Editor of MTAP Special Issue on Multi-Source and Heterogeneous Multimedia Analytics
  • Special Session Chair, PCM 2018
  • Program Committee Member of MMM 2019, MM Asia 2019, NLPCC 2019, CCL 2019, CSMT 2019, CCIS 2019
  • Program Committee Member of PCM 2018, CCL 2018, IMMM 2018
  • Program Committee Member of ACM MM 2017, CCL 2017, ICIMCS 2017
  • Program committee member, the ICDM 2015 workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis (SoMeRA), 2015
  • Program committee member, the 21st International Conference on Multimedia Modelling (MMM) Special Session: Social Geo-Media Analytics and Retrieval, 2015
  • Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
  • Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
  • Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
  • Invited reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
  • Invited reviewer for Pattern Recognition (PR)
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
  • Invited reviewer for Information Sciences
  • Invited reviewer for PLOS ONE
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)
  • Invited reviewer for Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP)
  • Invited reviewer for IEEE Access
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI)
  • External Reviewer of ACM MM 2017, ICCV 2017, ICMR 2015, WSDM 2014, PAKDD 2014