Ziping Zhao

 




Ziping Zhao
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China


  • I have openings for highly self-motivated and hard-working Postgraduate Students (both master students and doctoral students) and Visiting Students working on the general areas of optimization, machine learning, and signal processing.

  • I am always welcoming enthusiastic Research Interns to join the group.

  • I have one opening for the Research Assistant position.

    For more details, see [Recruit Notice].

I was born in Shandong, an eastern Chinese province, which is known for its Confucian heritage and Tsingtao beer.

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) at ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China, where I joined in December 2019. I received the Ph.D. degree (HK PhD Fellow) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong in 2019. Before that, I received a B.Eng. degree with Honours in Electronic and Information Engineering (ranked 1st for 4 years in a row) from the Qiming Honors College and the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China in 2014. I have held several visiting research positions in University of Minnesota, Twins City, MN, USA and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.

My current research interests are primarily in mathematical (especially, computational and statistical) foundations of Machine Learning, Signal Processing, and Data Science. I am also interested in developing novel models and approaches for various applications particularly in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Research Interests

  • Optimization, Statistics;

  • Machine Learning, Signal Processing;

  • and applications in Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Financial Technology.

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The work in our laboratory follows the Reproducible Research Philosophy, thus all papers, source code, and data are made available in open access.

Teaching in Fall Term 2022-23

Recent News

  • Jun. 2022 | Prof. Quanming Yao from Tsinghua University, China gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Hyper-parameter Learning in Knowledge Graphs”.

  • Jun. 2022 | One Paper has been accepted by KDD 2022 Workshop on Deep Learning on Graphs.

  • Jun. 2022 | Dr. Yatao Bian from Tecent AI Lab, China gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Energy-Based Learning for Cooperative Games”.

  • May 2022 | Thesis by Mr. Xiuyuan Huang was selected as the Best SIST Undergraduate Thesis Award (First Runner-Up).

  • Jan. 2022 | Our work entitled “Towards Understanding Graph Neural Networks: An Algorithm Unrolling Perspective” has been submitted for publication; see the preprint here.
    In this work, we bridged the Graph Neural Network (GNN) models and the Graph Signal Denoising (GSD) problems based on an optimization perspective and the algorithm unrolling/unfolding technique.

  • Dec. 2021 | Dr. Junxiao Song from inspir.ai, China gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Deep Reinforcement Learning for Game AI”.

  • Dec. 2021 | Our work entitled “Rate Maximizations for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Aided Wireless Networks: A Unified Framework via Block Minorization-Maximization” has been submitted for publication; see the preprint here.
    In this work, we proposed a unified and convergent algorithmic framework to solve a class of rate maximization problems for general RIS/IRS-aided wireless networks achieving the SOTA performance.

  • Sep. 2021 | Paper by Zepeng Zhang entitled “Weighted Sum-Rate Maximization for Multi-Hop RIS-Aided Multi-User Communications: A Minorization-Maximization Approach” has been selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE SPAWC 2021. Congratulations!

  • Jul. 2021 | Three papers have been accepted by Asilomar 2021.

  • Jul. 2021 | One paper has been accepted by SPAWC 2021.

  • Jun. 2021 | Mr. Weicong Liu from Jiwei Fund, China visited my group and gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Financial Machine Learning in China Markets”.

  • May 2021 | Two papers have been accepted by SSP 2021.

  • May 2021 | Two papers have been accepted by EUSIPCO 2021.

  • Mar. 2021 | Prof. Gang Wang from Beijing Institute of Technology, China visited my group and gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Theory of Deep Learning and Temporal Difference (TD) Learning”.

  • Nov. 2020 | Dr. Lei Cheng from Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data, China gave a talk in SIST Seminar on the topic “Structured Tensor Decompositions in Big Data Analytics”.

  • Aug. 2020 | One paper has been accepted by Asilomar 2020.

  • Jul. 2020 | Yao Zhao from ShanghaiTech University, China has joined the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome!

  • May 2020 | Paper by Fin Yang entitled “Online Robust Reduced-Rank Regression” has been selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE SAM 2020. Congratulations!

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Contact

Office: Rm. 1A-404D, SIST Building [transportation guide]
Mailing Add.: SIST-37#, SIST Building, 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201210, China
Web: www.zhaoziping.com OR www.zipingzhao.com
Email: zhaoziping AT shanghaitech DOT edu DOT cn