Email: czhang82 AT illinois DOT edu
I am a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Jiawei Han at the Data Mining Research Group, UIUC. My researh interest falls in area of data management and mining, with a focus on spatiotemporal data mining and information network analysis. Prior to joining UIUC, I obtained my B.Eng. degree in 2010 and M.Eng. degree in 2013, both in Computer Science and from Zhejiang University. For more detailed personal information, please refer to my CV.
GMove: Group-Level Mobility Modeling Using Geo-Tagged Social Media.
Chao Zhang, Keyang Zhang, Quan Yuan, Luming Zhang, Tim Hanratty, Jiawei Han.
The 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Pattern Mining (KDD), 2016.
GeoBurst: Real-Time Local Event Detection in Geo-Tagged Tweet Streams.
Chao Zhang, Guangyu Zhou, Quan Yuan, Honglei Zhuang, Yu Zheng, Lance Kaplan, Shaowen Wang, Jiawei Han.
Proceedings of the 39th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR), 2016.
Assembler: Efficient Discovery of Spatial Co-evolving Patterns in Massive Geo-sensory Data.
Chao Zhang, Yu Zheng, Xiuli Ma, Jiawei Han.
The 21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Pattern Mining (KDD), 2015.
Fast Inbound Top-K Query for Random Walk with Restart. (Best Student Paper Runner-up Award)
Chao Zhang, Shan Jiang, Yucheng Chen, Yidan Sun, Jiawei Han.
European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD), 2015.
StreamCube: Hierarchical Spatio-temporal Hashtag Clustering for Event Exploration over the Twitter Stream.
Wei Feng, Chao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Jiawei Han, Jianyong Wang, Charu Aggarwal, Jianbin Huang.
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2015.
Splitter: Mining Fine-Grained Sequential Patterns in Semantic Trajectories.
Chao Zhang, Jiawei Han, Lidan Shou, Jiajun Lu, Thomas La Porta.
Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), 2014.
Trendspedia: An Internet Observatory for Analyzing and Visualizing the Evolving Web.
Wei Kang, Anthony K. H. Tung, Wei Chen, Xinyu Li, Qiyue Song, Chao Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiajuan Zhou.
Flickr Circles: Aesthetic Tendency Discovery by Multi-view Regularized Topic Modeling.
Richang Hong, Luming Zhang, Chao Zhang and Roger Zimmermann.
Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 18(8): 1555-1567, 2016
Perception-Guided Multimodal Feature Fusion for Photo Aesthetics Assessment.
Luming Zhang, Yue Gao, Chao Zhang, Hanwang Zhang, Qi Tian, Roger Zimmermann.
Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM), 2014.
Evaluating Geo-Social Influence in Location-Based Social Networks.
Chao Zhang, Lidan Shou, Ke Chen, Gang Chen, Yijun Bei.
Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2012.
See-To-Retrieve: Efficient Processing of Spatio-Visual Keyword Queries.
Chao Zhang, Lidan Shou, Ke Chen, Gang Chen.
Proceedings of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR), 2012.
What-You-Retrieve-Is-What-You-See: A Preliminary Cyber-Physical Search Engine.
Lidan Shou, Ke Chen, Gang Chen, Chao Zhang, Yi Ma, Xian Zhang.
Proceedings of the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR), 2011.
Supporting Pattern-Preserving Anonymization for Time-Series Data.
Lidan Shou, Xuan Shang, Ke Chen, Gang Chen, Chao Zhang.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 25(4): 877-892, 2013.
Software Engineer Intern, Feed Ranking Group, Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, CA, USA. May. 2016 - Aug. 2016
Research Intern, Technology Strategy Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. May. 2014 - Aug. 2014
Research Assistant, Database Group, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Apr. 2013 - Jun. 2013
Research Assistant, Database Group, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Sept. 2010 - Mar. 2013
Research Intern, NetEase Research Center, Hangzhou, China. Sept. 2006 - Jun. 2010
ECML/PKDD Best Student Paper Runner-up Award, 2015
Microsoft Star of Tomorrow Excellence Award, 2014
Chiang Chen Overseas Graduate Fellowship (10 recipients in China), 2013
Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang Province, 2013
National Graduate Scholarship in China, 2012
Huawei Graduate Student Scholarship, 2012
First-Class Excellent Graduate Student, ZJU, 2011, 2012
Chiang Chen Graduate Scholarship, 2011
Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang University, 2010
Outstanding Bachelor Thesis Award, ZJU, 2010
National Scholarship in China, 2009
Excellent All-round Undergraduate Student, ZJU, 2008, 2009
Scholarship of Excellent Academic Achievements, ZJU, 2007, 2008, 2009
Air: The air quality data collected by 180 air quality monitoring stations deployed in northern China during 2013.2.8 - 2014.8.27.
Gowalla: The checkin history of 329,839 Gowalla users during 2011.09 - 2011.12 as well as the (undirected) friendship links among the users.
4SQ: The semantic trajectories of 16,514 Foursquare users.