About me

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). My supervisor is Prof. Qiang Yang. Before joining HKUST, I obtained the B.Eng degree from School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) [Resume].

Feel free to contact me via email.

Research interests

My current research focuses on developing deep transfer learning methods to enhance Low-Resource Natural Language Processing (LR-NLP) performances. Revolving around this goal, I mainly study the following topics:

  • Machine Learning: transfer Learning, especially domain adaptation, multi-task learning, meta-learning, graph embedding.
  • Natural Language Processing: sentiment analysis, opinion mining, information extraction, question answering.

News

  • Dec 2019 - Invited to serve as Program Committee for ACL 2020, IJCAI 2020.
  • Sep 2019 - I have joined in Amazon Search (A9), Search and NLP group, Palo, Alto, USA as an Applied Scientist Intern.
  • Sep 2019 - Invited to serve as Program Committee for ICLR 2020.
  • Aug 2019 - One long paper was accepted by EMNLP 2019.
  • July 2019 - Invited to serve as Program Committee for AAAI 2020.

Experiences

  • 2016-present, Ph.D. student, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering Department. Supervisor: Prof. Qiang Yang
  • 2012-2016, B.Eng., Sun Yat-sen University, School of Data and Computer Science.
  • Jul 2015-Oct 2015, Research intern, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Multimedia Search and Mining Group. Mentor: Dr. Tao Mei
  • Jun 2016-Aug 2016, Research intern, HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research.
  • Seq 2019-Dec 2019, Applied scientist intern, Amazon Search (A9) Search and NLP group, Palo, Alto, CA, USA. Research topic: Multi-lingual & cross-lingual transfer for search query understanding.
  • Feb 2020-May 2020, Research intern, Google Research, NLX Group, Mountain View, USA.

Publications [Google Scholar]

  • Transferable End-to-End Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis with Selective Adversarial Learning [pdf][slides][code]
          Zheng Li, Xin Li, Ying Wei, Lidong Bing, Yu Zhang, Qiang Yang (EMNLP 2019, Long paper, oral)
  • Exploiting Coarse-to-Fine Task Transfer for Aspect-level Sentiment Classification [pdf][slides][data]
          Zheng Li, Ying Wei, Yu Zhang, Xiang Zhang, Xin Li, Qiang Yang (AAAI 2019, oral)

  • Hierarchical Attention Transfer Network for Cross-domain Sentiment Classification [pdf][slides][code][demo]
          Zheng Li, Ying Wei, Yu Zhang, Yuxiang Wu, Qiang Yang (AAAI 2018, oral)

  • End-to-End Adversarial Memory Network for Cross-domain Sentiment Classification [pdf][slides][code]
          Zheng Li, Yu Zhang, Ying Wei, Yuxiang Wu, Qiang Yang (IJCAI 2017, oral)

  • Compressive Perceptual Hashing Tracking [pdf]
          Zheng Li, Long Chen, Jian-Fei Yang, Neurocomputing 2017.

  • Online Visual Tracking via Correlation Filter with Convolutional Networks [pdf][slides][demo]
          Zheng Li, Jianfei Yang, Juan Zha, Chang-Dong Wang, Weishi Zheng (VCIP 2016, Oral).

  • Compressive Perceptual Hashing Tracking with Online foreground learning [pdf][slides][demo]
          Zheng Li, Jian-Fei Yang, Long Chen, Juan Zha (ROBIO 2015, Oral).

  • Robust Vehicle Tracking Using Perceptual Hashing Algorithm [pdf]
          Zheng Li, Jian-Fei Yang, Long Chen, Juan Zha (ICMLA 2015, Oral).

  • Long-Term Revenue Maximization Pricing Scheme for Cloud [pdf]
          Wen-Kai Huan, Chang-Dong Wang, Shao-Shu Huan, Zheng Li, Jian-Huang Lai, Ling Huang, (IJSSE journal 2015)


Projects

Professional Activities

  • Program Committee: AAAI 2020, ICLR 2020, IJCAI 2020, ACL 2020
  • Conference Secondary Reviewer: AAAI 2019, IJCAI 2019
  • Journal Reviewer: TBD 2019, AIR 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Nov 2018, Baidu PhD Fellowship Nomination Awards, about 20/5,000 applicants worldwide.
  • 2017-2019, AAAI19, AAAI18, IJCAI17 student travel awards
  • Jun 2016, Excellent Graduates Awards, Sun Yat-sen University
  • May 2016, Excellent Undergraduate Thesis Awards, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Sep 2015, “YongSheng Liu” Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Sep 2015, First-class Merit Scholarship, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Aug 2015, “HUAWEI” Cup China Intelligent Design Competition, Second Prize
  • Sep 2014, Second-class Merit Scholarship, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Sep 2013, Third-class Merit Scholarship, Sun Yat-sen University