Contact Information

  • Address: No.29, Jiaohua Street, Nangang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, P.R. China 150001
  • E-mail1: wnzhang[at]ir.hit.edu.cn
  • Gtalk: weinanzhang[at]gmail.com

Educations

  • 2014.07 Ph.D Degree, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, supervised by Prof.Ting Liu and Prof.Yu Zhang
  • 2010.07 Master Degree, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • 2007.07 Bachelor Degree, School of Science, Northeast Forestry University

Research Interests

  • Chat-bot, Non-task Oriented Dialogue System
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Information Retrieval (IR)

Experiences

Academic Activities

  • Member of the Youth Work Committee of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Member of Information Retrieval Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China,

Selected Publications

  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Zhaoyan Ming, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu and Chua Tat-Seng. Exploring Key Concept Paraphrasing based on Pivot Language Translation for Question Retrieval[C]. AAAI, 2015
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, Yang Yang, Liujuan Cao, Yu Zhang, Rongrong Ji. A Topic Clustering Approach to Finding Similar Questions from Large Question and Answer Archives[J]. PloS One, 2014, 9(3): e71511. (SCI Index, IDS:AC4FD, IF:4.092)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Zhaoyan Ming, Yu Zhang, Liqiang Nie, Ting Liu and Chua Tat-Seng. The Use of Dependency Relation Graph to Enhance the Term Weighting in Question Retrieval[C]. COLING, 2012, pp:3105-3120. (EI Index, 20131816299393)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shibin Xiao, Liangwei Wang, Ting Liu. Exploring Domain Specific Feature Weights for Question Classification Enhancement in Community based QA Services[J]. Journal of Computational Information Systems, 2013, pp:2373-2381. (EI Index, 20131616214576)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang and Ting Liu. A Topic Inference based Translation Model for Question Retrieval in Community-based Question Answering Services, China Conference on Information Retrieval(CCIR2013. In Chinese)Best Student Paper
  • Ting Liu, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang. SocialRobot: a big data-driven humanoid intelligent system in social media services[J]. Multimedia Systems, 2014, pp:1-11. (SCI Index, IF:0.596, DOI:10.1007/s00530-014-0374-0)
  • Ting Liu, Wei-Nan Zhang, Liujuan Cao, Yu Zhang. Question Popularity Analysis and Prediction in Community Question Answering Services[J]. PloS One, 2014,9(5): e85236. (SCI Index, IDS:AM1NZ, IF:4.092)
  • Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ke Lu, RongrongJi, Fanglin Wang, Ting Liu. Phrasal Paraphrase Based Question Reformulation for Archived Question Retrieval[J]. PloS One, 2013, 8(6): e64601. (SCI Index, IDS:170JP, IF:4.092)
  • Qingyu Yin, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu. Joint Model for Ellipsis Identification and Recovery[C]. China Conference on Information Retrieval(CCIR2014. In Chinese)Best Student Paper

Awards

  • First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of HeiLongjiang Province (2016)
  • Third Prize of Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (2016)
  • Top 10 Outstanding Graduate Students Award of Harbin Institute of Technology (2014)
  • Best Student Paper Award of the 20th China Conference on Information Retrieval (2014)
  • National Scholarship (2013)
  • Baidu Scholarship (2013)
  • Best Student Paper Award of the 19th China Conference on Information Retrieval (2013)