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I'm a PhD student in CSE department at CUHK, advised by Prof. Irwin King. I'm broadly interested in machine learning, data mining, social computing and recommender systems.

Research Interests

  • Recommender systems
  • Social computing, social network analysis
  • Information retrieval
  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Multi-armed bandits
  • Probabilistic graphical models

Conference Publications

  • Tong Zhao, H. Vicky Zhao,Irwin King. Exploiting Game Theoretic Analysis for Link Recommendation in Social Network. In CIKM 2015.
  • Tong Zhao, Julian McAuley,Irwin King. Improving Latent Factor Models Via Personalized Feature Projection for One Class Recommendation. In CIKM 2015.
  • Tong Zhao, Julian McAuley, Irwin King. Leveraging Social Connections to Improve Personalized Ranking for Collaborative Filtering. In CIKM 2014.
  • Tong Zhao, Junjie Hu, Pinjia He, Hang Fan, Michael Lyu and Irwin King. Exploiting Homophily-based Implicit Social Network to Improve Recommendation Performance. In IJCNN 2014.
  • Tong Zhao, Chunping Li, Mengya Li. Social Recommendation Incorporating Topic Mining and Social Trust Analysis. In CIKM 2013.
  • Tong Zhao, Naiwen Bian, Chunping Li, Mengya Li. Topic-level Expert Modeling in CQA System. In SDM 2013.
  • Tong Zhao, Chunping Li, Mengya Li. Wikipedia-based Efficient Sampling Approach for Topic model. In International Network Conference, 2012.
  • Tong Zhao, Chunping Li, Qiang Ding, Li Li. User-Sentiment Topic Model:Refining User’s Topics with Sentiment Information. In SIGKDD workshop on Mining Data Semantics in Information Networks, 2012.
  • Tong Zhao, Chunping Li, Mengya Li, Siyang Wang. Predicting Best Responder in Community Question Answering using Topic Model Method. In the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence.

Awards & Grants

  • Postgraduate Studentship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2013-present
  • National Scholarship for Postgraduate/Graduate students, Tsinghua University 2011 – 2012
  • RIM Research Special Scholarship, Tsinghua University 2011 – 2012
  • Software Student Research Training Scholarship, Tsinghua University 2011 – 2012

Research Experience

  • Visiting Student at Stanford. 05.2014-06.2014

Supervisor: Prof. Julian McAuley and Prof. Jure Leskovec. Research on incorporating social network information into one-class recommendation methods.

  • Research Intern at Big Data Lab (set up in July, 2014), Baidu Inc. 07.2014-09.2014

Supervisor: Prof. Tong Zhang and Dr. Fen Xia.

Research on Bandit problems (contextual bandit for Link Unit recommendation, convex bandit optimization for parameter tuning) dealing big data (several TB) using Hadoop.
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