I am a 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 High Recall system and trying to improve the efficiency of text classification. I am also trying to investigate on how to optimize the web search from the user behavior. And of course, I am playing with deep neural network.
Before studying at University of Waterloo, I obtained my bachelor's and master's degree from Harbin Institute of Technology(China), and the other dual master's degree from University Bordeaux 1(France). 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.
Research Intern at Oracle Lab, MA, USA. Jun.2016 - Aug.2016Learning to rank for Web Commerce Search.
Software Developer Intern at Adobe Systems(Beijing). Oct.2011 - July.2012TaaS System Implementation [Bachelor Thesis]
Haotian Zhang, Jinfeng Rao, Jimmy Lin, Mark Smucker
"Automatically Extracting High-Quality Negative Examples for Answer Selection in Question Answering", SIGIR 2017
Robin Cohen, Alan Tsang, Krishna Vaidyanathan, and Haotian Zhang
"Analyzing Opinion Dynamics in Online Social Networks", BigDIA 2016
[Extension of CS886-01 Course Project] [PDF]
Gaurav Baruah, Haotian Zhang, Rakesh Guttikonda, Jimmy Lin, Mark D. Smucker and Olga Vechtomova
"Optimizing Nugget Annotations with Active Learning", CIKM 2016, USA
Haotian Zhang, Jimmy Lin, Gordon Cormack, Mark Smucker
"Sampling Strategies and Active Learning for Volume Estimation", SIGIR 2016, Italy
Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Emanuele Storti and Haotian Zhang
"An Ontology-Based Data Exploration Tool for Key Performance Indicators", OTM 2014, Italy
Haotian Zhang and Shu Liu
"Java Source Code Static Check Eclipse Plug-In Based on Common Design Pattern", WCSE 2013, Hongkong
Castorini: Deep Neural Network Frameworks for Question AnsweringCode for the Castorini
Continous Active Leraning for TREC Total Recall(BMI) 2015Code for the local version of BMI implementation
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
CS350 - 2016 Winter, Fall
CS246 - 2015 Spring, Fall
CS116 - 2015 Winter
Cheriton Scholarship 2017-2018
GO-Bell Scholarship 2015-2016
SIGIR Travel Grant