Group Leader - Prof. Yong Yu

Prof. Yu got his master degree at the CS department of East China Normal University. He began to work in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986. Now he is a Ph.D. candidate tutor and the director of Apex Data & Knowledge Management Lab. His research interests include: web search, semantic search, data mining and machine learning. He has served as PC member of a dozen of related conferences (e.g. ISWC, WWW, SIGIR, RecSys, etc) in these field. As the principal investigator, he took charge of several NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) and China National High Tech "863" Program projects. He has also established long-term collaborations with IBM China research lab, Microsoft research Asia, Google China and Intel China developing center to carry out several joint projects. As the head coach of SJTU ACM-ICPC team, he and his team have won the 2002, 2005 and 2010 ACM ICPC Championships.

Associate Professor - Weinan Zhang

Weinan Zhang is now a tenured associate professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests include reinforcement learning, deep learning and data science with various real-world applications of recommender systems, search engines, text mining and generation, game AI etc. He has published over 150 research papers on international conferences and journals and has been serving as an area chair at ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, KDD, AAAI, IJCAI, SIGIR etc. and a reviewer at JMLR, TOIS, TKDE, TIST etc. He was granted as ACM Rising Star Award 2017 and Alibaba DAMO Young Scholar Award 2018. His research won the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at SIGIR 2017, the Best Paper Award at DLP-KDD Workshop 2019 and the Best System Paper Award at CoRL 2020. Weinan earned his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of University College London in 2016 and B.E. from ACM Class of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011.

Affiliated Researcher - Shaodian Zhang

Shaodian earned his Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Columbia University. Most of his previous and undergoing research projects lie between artificial intelligence and medicine. In particular, Shaodian has top-tier research experience in medical natural language processing and data mining. He has published in top biomedical informatics venues such as JAMIA, JBI, and top NLP venues such as ACL. He is currently the CEO and principal scientist of Synyi medical technology. Shaodian is also a fellow of CMIA (Chinese medical informatics association), and he was selected as one of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 (Healthcare) in 2017.