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 publications (Full list) (^ the student I advised, * corresponding author )

  • Zhiyong Cheng, Shenghan Mei, Yangyang Guo, Lei Zhu, Liqiang Nie. Factor-level Attentive ICF for Recommendation. Arxiv. [CODE ]

  • Yangyang Guo^, Liqiang Nie*, Zhiyong Cheng*, Feng Ji, Ji Zhang, Alberto Del Bimbo. AdaVQA: Overcoming Language Priors with Adapted Margin Cosine Loss. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’21), Montreal-themed Virtual Reality, 2021. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 13.9%). [CCF A][PDF][CODE]

  • Xinxiao Zhao^, Zhiyong Cheng*, Lei Zhu, Jiecai Zheng, Xueqing Li. UGRec: Modeling Directed and Undirected Relations for Recommendation. ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR'21). Online. ((Full Paper, acceptance rate: 21%). [PDF][CODE]

  • Fan Liu^, Zhiyong Cheng*, Lei Zhu, Zan Gao, Liqiang Nie*. Interest-aware Message-Passing GCN for Recommendation. The Web Conference 2021 (WWW'21), Online. (Full Paper, acceptance rate: 20.6%).[PDF][CODE]

  • Haoyu Tang^, Jihua Zhu, Meng Liu, Zan Gao, Zhiyong Cheng*. Frame-wise Cross-modal Matching for Video Moment Retrieval. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), accepted. [PDF][CODE]

  • Fan Liu^, Zhiyong Cheng*, Lei Zhu, Chenghao Liu, Liqiang Nie*. An Attribute-aware Attentive GCN Model for Attribute Missing in Recommendation. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), accepted.[PDF] [CODE ]

  • Yangyang Guo^, Zhiyong Cheng*, Jiazheng Jing, Yanpeng Lin, Liqiang Nie, Meng Wang. Enhancing Factorization Machines with Generalized Metric Learning. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), accepted. [PDF][CODE]

  • 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), 29: 237-249,2020 . [PDF][CODE]

  • 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. (Oral, acceptance rate: 26.5%) [PDF][CODE]

  • 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]

  • 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. (Oral, acceptance rate: 26.5%) [PDF] [CODE & Dataset]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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

  • Area Chair of ACM MM 2019 (Media Interpretation track) , MM 2021, ACM MM Asia 2020.

  • 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 WSDM 2021, AAAI 2021, MMM 2021, SIGIR 2021, ICME 2021, AsiaMM 2021, ECML/PKDD 2021

  • Program Committee Member of ACM MM 2020, SIGIR 2020, IJCAI 2020, ICME 2020, ECML-PKDD 2020, MMM 2020

  • Program Committee Member of CIKM 2019, 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 ACM 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 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TCYB)

  • Invited reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)

  • 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