Yuan Zhong [CV]
Ph.D. Candidate

Northeastern University
College of Computer and Information Science
472 West Village H
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115

yzhong (at) ccs (dot) neu (dot) edu


I am a third year Ph.D. candidate in Data Mining Research Group, College of Computer & Information Science, Northeastern University (NU). My advisors is Prof. Yizhou Sun. Before joining NU, I received my B.Eng from Honored Class of School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Embedding, User Profiling, Social Networks and Heterogeneous Networks

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning


  • Evolutionary Visual Analysis of Deep Neural Networks
    Wen Zhong, Cong Xie, Yuan Zhong, Yang Wang, Wei Xu, Shenghui Cheng and Klaus Mueller
    Proc. 34th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML’17) Workshop on Visualization for Deep Learning, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 2017.

  • Location Prediction Through Activity Purpose: Integrating Temporal and Sequential Models
    Dongliang Liao, Yuan Zhong and Jing Li
    Proceedings of the 21st Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’17), Jeju, South Korea, May. 2017
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  • Who Will Reply to/Retweet This Tweet? The Dynamics of Friendships and Online Social Interactions
    Nicholas Jing Yuan, Yuan Zhong, Fuzheng Zhang, Xing Xie, Chin-Yew Lin and Yong Rui
    Proceedings 2016 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '16), San Francisco, USA, Feb. 2016.
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  • You Are Where You Go: Inferring Demographic Attributes from Location Check-ins
    Yuan Zhong, Nicholas Jing Yuan, Wen Zhong, Fuzheng Zhang and Xing Xie
    Proceedings 2015 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '15), Shanghai, China, Feb. 2015.
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Working Experiences

Teaching Experiences

  • Data Mining Techniques (CS 6220), 2016 Fall & 2017 Spring
    College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

Honors and Awards

  • Best Data Science Intern Award, Ancestry.com
    San Fransisco, USA, 2016

  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant
    San Fransisco, USA, 2016

  • Award of Excellence in Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program, Microsoft Research Asia
    Beijing, China, 2015

  • Outstanding Award in National Undergraduate Research Program
    Hefei, China, 2013

  • Meritorious Award in International Mathematical Contest in Modeling
    Hefei, China, 2013

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Fellowship, University of Science and Technology of China
    Hefei, China, 2012, 2013

  • First Prize of National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces, China Computer Federation
    Jilin, China, 2009