Room 3654 (Lift 31/32)
Academic Building, HKUST,
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China
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I am currently a 4th year Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, supervised by Prof. Dik Lun Lee. Besides, I worked closely with PhD student Quanming Yao and collaborated with Prof. Yangqiu Song in our department. Before that, I worked as a research assistant in Tsinghua University, supervised by Prof. Yunqing Xia from July 2013 to August 2014. I worked as a data engineer in Bytedance Inc. from July 2012 to June 2013. I received my B.E. degree from BUPT in 2012.

Currently, I am especially interested in using machine learning to enhance recommender systems with heterogeneous side information.

Research Interest


Academic Service

Selected Awards

Teaching Experience


Kai Shu (ASU);  Jizhe Wang (Alibaba Inc.);  Zhibo Zhang (Alibaba Inc.);   Pipei Huang (Alibaba Inc.)