University of Waterloo   

Haotian Zhang

Information Retrieval Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Email: h435zhan [at] uwaterloo.ca

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Information Retrieval group and Data System group of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo since 2015. My supervisors are Prof.Mark D. Smucker and Prof.Gordon V. Cormack.

My research interests include Information Retrieval, NLP and Machine Learning. Currently, I am working on a High Recall retrieval system and trying to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of document retrieval. Another part of my research is to investigate how to evaluate the web search from the user behavior. And of course, I am also working on deep neural network and trying to apply it to solve Question Answering and High Recall problems.

Before studying at University of Waterloo, I studied at Harbin Institute of Technology. I have lived, studied and worked in Canada, US, France, Italy and China for more than three months. Traveling around the world is always my interest.

Google Scholar Page of Haotian


  • Research Intern at Oracle Lab, MA, USA. Jun.2016 - Aug.2016

    Learning to rank for Web Commerce Search.
  • Software Developer Intern at Adobe Systems(Beijing). Oct.2011 - July.2012

    TaaS System Implementation [Bachelor Thesis]

  • "UWaterlooMDS at TREC Core Track 2017", TREC 2017
    Haotian Zhang, Mustafa Abualsaud, Nimesh Ghelani, Angshuman Ghosh, Mark Smucker, Gordon Cormack and Maura Grossman
    [PDF]

  • "Integrating Lexical and Temporal Signals in Neural Ranking Models for Searching Social Media Streams", SIGIR Neu-IR 2017
    Jinfeng Rao, Hua He, Haotian Zhang, Ferhan Ture, Royal Sequiera, Salman Mohammed, and Jimmy Lin
    [PDF]

  • "Exploring the Effectiveness of Convolutional Neural Networks for Answer Selection in End-to-End Question Answering", SIGIR Neu-IR 2017
    Royal Sequiera, Gaurav Baruah, Zhucheng Tu, Salman Mohammed, Jinfeng Rao, Haotian Zhang, and Jimmy Lin.
    [PDF]

  • "Automatically Extracting High-Quality Negative Examples for Answer Selection in Question Answering", SIGIR 2017
    Haotian Zhang, Jinfeng Rao, Jimmy Lin, Mark Smucker
    [PDF]

  • "Analyzing Opinion Dynamics in Online Social Networks", BigDIA 2016

    Robin Cohen, Alan Tsang, Krishna Vaidyanathan, and Haotian Zhang
    [Extension of CS886-01 Course Project] [PDF]

  • "Optimizing Nugget Annotations with Active Learning", CIKM 2016, USA

    Gaurav Baruah, Haotian Zhang, Rakesh Guttikonda, Jimmy Lin, Mark D. Smucker and Olga Vechtomova

    [PDF]

  • "Sampling Strategies and Active Learning for Volume Estimation", SIGIR 2016, Italy

    Haotian Zhang, Jimmy Lin, Gordon Cormack, Mark Smucker

    [PDF]

  • "UWaterloo at Total Recall Track", TREC 2015, US

    Haotian Zhang, Wu Lin, Yipeng Wang, Charles Clarke, Mark Smucker
    [PDF] [Presentation] [Poster]

  • "Lexical Comparison Between Wikipedia and Twitter Corpora by Using Word Embeddings", ACL 2015, Beijing

    Haotian Zhang*, Luchen Tan*(Equal Contribution), Charles Clarke, Mark Smucker
    [PDF][Poster]

  • "An Ontology-Based Data Exploration Tool for Key Performance Indicators", OTM 2014, Italy

    Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Emanuele Storti and Haotian Zhang
    [PDF]

  • "Java Source Code Static Check Eclipse Plug-In Based on Common Design Pattern", WCSE 2013, Hongkong

    Haotian Zhang and Shu Liu
    [PDF]



Courses

CS848-002 Advanced Topics in Data Bases: High-Stakes Information Retrieval

CS886-002 Advance Topics in Artificial Intelligence - Theoretical Found of Clustering

CS848-002 Advance Topics in Databases - Search and Recommedation

CS889-001 Advance Topics in HCI - Human in the Loop

CS886-001 Advance Topics in Artificial Intelligence - Trust Modeling and Online Social Networks

TA

CS350 - 2016 Winter, Fall

CS246 - 2015 Spring, Fall

CS116 - 2015 Winter

Awards@UWaterloo

Cheriton Scholarship 2017-2018

GO-Bell Scholarship 2015-2016

SIGIR Travel Grant



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