Building Google scale multi-objective learning models and infrastructure for ranking and recommendation.
Dissertation: Detecting Icebergs by Their Tips: Identify Target Clusters from Individual Post Stream.      Applications:
-- Persuasion Campaign Detection. (Presidential Campaign, Commercials, and Terriost Propoganda, etc.)
-- Early stage rumor detection.    [press: umich, phys.org, etc.]
-- Detecting Information Need on Twitter
Internship at Google: provide recommendations to tens of millions of users in Social Research team.
Internship at Twitter: provide recommendations to tens of millions of users in Trends team.   [press ]
Zhe Zhao, Paul Resnick, Qiaozhu Mei. Enquiring Minds: Early Detection of Rumors in Social Media from Enquiry Posts. WWW 2015
Zhe Zhao, Zhiyuan Cheng, Lichan Hong, Ed Chi. Improving User Topic Interest Profiles by Behavior Factorization. WWW 2015
Shoubin Kong, Qiaozhu Mei, Ling Feng, Fei Ye, Zhe Zhao. Predicting bursts and popularity of hashtags in real-time. SIGIR 2014 (short paper).
Zhe Zhao, Qiaozhu Mei. Questions about Questions: An Empirical Analysis of Information Needs on Twitter. WWW2013
Jingdong Wang, Zhe Zhao, Jiazhen Zhou, Hao Wang, Bin Cui, Guojun Qi. Recommending Flickr Groups with Social Topic Model. Journal of Information Retrieval 2012
Zhe Zhao, Bin Cui, Gao Cong, Yuxin Huang, Hengtao Shen. Extracting Representative Motion Flows for Effective Video Retrieval. Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP 2012).
Bin Cui, Anthony Tung, Ce Zhang, Zhe Zhao, Multiple Feature Fusion for Social Media Applications. ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD2010).
Zhe Zhao, Bin Cui, Wee Hyong Tok, Jiakui Zhao, Efficient Similarity Matching of Time Series Cliques with Natural Relations. 26th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2010, short paper).
Bin Cui, Zhe Zhao, Wee Hyong Tok. A Framework for Similarity Search of Time Series Cliques with Natural Relations. IEEE Transaction on Data and Knowledge Engineering (TKDE 2012).
Bin Cui, Zhe Zhao. Representative Motion Flow Extraction for Effective Video Classification and Retrieval, US Patent, Pub No. US2012/0275521 A1
Reviewer: ICWSM2013, ICWSM2015, Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) since 2012, IEEE Internet Computing, CHI2015.
Program Committee: WWW2016, WSDM2016, CIKM2015, WWW2015, WWW2014, ICWSM2014
Replication on Affinity Propagation: Clustering by Passing Messages Between Data Points, for EECS592. pdf (Warning: got a B)
Cut the Tail: Mobile Energy Saving Using Radio Tail Prediction, for EECS589. pdf
Detecting Information Need In Large Scale Social Media Content, for EECS584. pdf
Something About Me
I practice and love Kendo. I like archery, snowboarding, ice skating, and maybe swimming. And I am on a diet!!
I also like New Age music, J-pop, E-pop, C-pop, V-pop, ..., and all kinds of wonderful music, I play Hawaii-Guitar but not in a fancy way... and I hate nothing!