Education Research Teaching Publications Ph.D. Seminar

Associate Professor

School of Computer Science
Beihang University
37 Xueyuan Rd.
Haidian Dist., Beijing
China, 100191

email: zhangrc [at] act [dot] buaa [dot] edu [dot] cn


  • 2006.05-2011.05 University of Ottawa Ph.D.
  • 2003.09-2006.02 Dalhousie University M.Cs.
  • 2001.09-2003.07 Jilin University M.Cs.
  • 1997.07-2001.09 Special Class for Gifted Young,Jilin University B.Sc.
  • Research Interests:

    I am interested in Machine Learning, Data Mining and Information Retrieval.

    Current Research:

    • Natural Langurage Processing
    • Deep Learning
    • Knowledge Graph
    • Recommender System and Social Computing

    Selected Publications: ( Full List...,Google Scholar Citations, DBLP)

    • Kai Sun, Richong Zhang, Samuel Mensah, Yongyi Mao and Xudong Liu: Aspect-Level Sentiment Analysis Via Convolution over Dependency Tree. EMNLP2019
    • Junfan Chen, Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao, Hongyu Guo and Jie Xu: Uncover the Ground-Truth Relations in Distant Supervision: A Neural Expectation Maximization Framework. EMNLP2019
    • Richong Zhang, Yue Wang, Yongyi Mao and Jinpeng Huai: Question Answering in Knowledge Bases: A Verification Assisted Model with Iterative Training. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. Accepted
    • Junshuang Wu, Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao, Hongyu Guo and Jinpeng Huai: Modeling Noisy Hierarchical Types in Fine-Grained Entity Typing: A Content-Based Weighting Approach.IJCAI2019
    • Fanshuang Kong, Richong Zhang, Hongyu Guo, Samuel Mensah, Zhiyuan Hu and Yongyi Mao: A Neural Bag-of-Words Modelling Framework for Link Prediction in Knowledge Bases with Sparse Connectivity. WWW2019
    • Fanshuang Kong, Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao and Ting Deng: LENA: Locality-Expanded Neural Embedding for Knowledge Base Completion. AAAI2019
    • Richong Zhang, Xinyu Liu, Xinwei Chen, Zhaoqing Xu, Zhiyuan Hu, Yongyi Mao: Generating Chinese Ci with Designated Metrical Structure. AAAI2019
    • Hongyu Guo, Yongyi Mao and Richong Zhang: MixUp as Locally Linear Out-Of-Manifold Regularization. AAAI2019
    • Richong Zhang, Zhiyuan Hu, Hongyu Guo, Yongyi Mao: Syntax Encoding with Application in Authorship Attribution. EMNLP2018
    • Yue Wang, Richong Zhang, Cheng Xu and Yongyi Mao: The APVA-TURBO Approach To Question Answering in Knowledge Base. COLING2018
    • Dingkun Long,Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao: Prototypical Recurrent Unit. NeuroComputing 311: 146-154 (2018)
    • Xiaohui Guo, Richong Zhang, Xudong Liu, Jinpeng Huai: Human mobility semantics analysis: a probabilistic and scalable approach. GeoInformatica 22(3): 507-539 (2018)
    • Jiajie Mei, Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao and Ting Deng: On Link Prediction in Knowledge Bases: Max-K Criterion and Prediction Protocols. SIGIR2018
    • Richong Zhang and Yongyi Mao: On the integration of crowd knowledge in pattern recognition. Pattern Recognition Letters 106, 1-6, 2018
    • Richong Zhang, Junpeng Li, Jiajie Mei and Yongyi Mao: Scalable Instance Reconstruction in Knowledge Bases via Relatedness Affiliated Embedding. WWW2018
    • Richong Zhang, Fanshuang Kong, Chenyue Wang, Yongyi Mao: Embedding of Hierarchically Typed Knowledge Bases. AAAI2018
    • Chune Li, Yongyi Mao, Richong Zhang, Jinpeng Huai: On Hyper-Parameter Estimation In Empirical Bayes: A Revisit of The MacKay Algorithm. UAI 2016
    • Jianfeng Wen, Jianxin Li, Yongyi Mao, Shini Chen, Richong Zhang: On the Representation and Embedding of Knowledge Bases beyond Binary Relations. IJCAI 2016: 1300-1307
    • Richong Zhang, Han Bao, Hailong Sun, Yanghao Wang, Xudong Liu: Recommender systems based on ranking performance optimization. Frontiers of Computer Science 10(2): 270-280 (2016)
    • Richong Zhang, Yongyi Mao: Trust Prediction via Belief Propagation. ACM Transactions on Information Systems 32(3): 15 (2014)
    • Richong Zhang, Thomas Tran, Yongyi Mao. "Real-time Helpfulness Prediction based on Voter Opinions". Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experiment (CPE), 24(17): 2167-2178 (2012) Wiley.
    • Richong Zhang, Thomas Tran, Yongyi Mao. "Opinion Helpfulness Prediction in the Presence of `Words of Few Mouths'". World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems (WWWJ), 15(2): 117-138 (2012) Springer. 2012.
    • Richong Zhang, Xiaohui Guo, Hailong Sun, Jinpeng Huai, Xudong Liu. gTravel: a global social travel system. ACM Multimedia 2012
    • Richong Zhang, Thomas Tran, and Yongyi Mao. Recommender Systems from ``Words of Few Mouths''. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. IJCAI-2011, 2379-2384.
    • Richong Zhang and Thomas Tran. A Helpfulness Modeling Framework for Electronic Word-of-Mouth on Consumer-Opinion Platforms. ACM Transaction on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2(3): 23 (2011).
    • Richong Zhang and Thomas Tran. An Information Gain Based Approach for Recommending Useful Product Reviews. Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer, 26(3): 419-434 (2011)
    • Richong Zhang and Thomas Tran. Helpful or Unhelpful: A Linear Approach Ranking Product Reviews. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, vol. 11, no. 3, pages 220-230 (2011)
    • Richong Zhang and Thomas Tran. Review Recommendation with Graphical Model and EM Algorithm. In Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference. WWW 2010.


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