I am currently a doctoral candidate at Harbin Institute of Technology, affiliated with the center for Social Computing and Information Retrieval (SCIR), supervised by Ting Liu. From 2015 to 2016, I am a joint Ph.D student at the Text Information Management and Analysis Group (TIMAN), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), supervised by ChengXiang Zhai. I am interested in Knowledge Extraction, Causal Discovery, Natural Language Processing and Social Computing. Earlier, I have worked on informaiton security.
My bachelor thesis is "Design and Realization of a Chinese Word Segmentation System". When I was doing my Master degree, I worked on information securuty with my partner Wang Ding. At that time, I did some researches on network attacks & defending, secure authentication protocol and software security. My Master thesis is "Research of Secure Socket Layer MitM Attacks and Defending".
In the grad school, I have taken following relevant courses:
Information Retrieval; Pattern Recognition; Networks; Theory of Matrices; Theory of Computation; Machine Learning; Theory of Probability
I was born and brought up in a beautiful and quiet city-Linyi city of Shandong Province, which is a historic city and the hometown of Sage of Calligraphy(Wang Xizhi), Zhisheng(Zhuge Liang) and Count St.(Liu Hong).
My interests are very wide, including Chinese kung fu, music, basketball, badminton, traveling, history and Chinese medicine.
Mathematical Contest in Modeling(MCM/ICM) "Meritorious Winner"
China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling(CUMCM) "National Second Prize"
China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling(CUMCM) "Provincial First Prize"
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest "Provincial Second Prize"
2008 "National Scholarship"
2012 "National Graduate Scholarship"
2016 "National Graduate Scholarship"
WSDM 2017 Travel Grant
Email: sdzhao AT ir DOT hit DOT edu DOT cn and zhao.sendong AT gmail DOT com
Postal Address: No.29, Jiaohua Street, Nangang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, P.R. China 150006
Office Location: 6th floor of the NO.29, Jiaohua Street