I am currently a Scientia Associate Professor and Postgraduate Coordinator of School @ School of Computer Science and Engineering. I am serving as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (ACM TOSN), Knowledge-based Systems (KNOSYS)， ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (ACM TALLIP)，Frontiers in Big Data and Editorial Board for Nature Scientific Reports (Scientific Reports) and International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (JDSA).
I am leading my research group Data Dynamics Lab (D2 Lab) founded in 2016. We strive for developing generalizable and explainable data-efficient data mining, machine learning and deep learning algorithms—as well as designing systems and interfaces—to enable novel ways of human-machine interactions, including an improved understanding of challenges such as robustness, trust, explainability and resilience that improve human-autonomy partnership.
Our research interest includes Few-Shot Learning, Zero-Shot Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Meta-Learning, Neural Process, Self-supervised Learning, Graph Neural Networks and their applications in a broad range of applications in Recommender Systems, Computer Vision, Brain Computer Interface, Intelligent Transportation System, and Internet of Things.
Our research is motivated by, and contributes to, various applications in Healthcare Informatics, Cyber Security, Transportation, Defence, Industry 4.0 and FinTech. Details can be found here
Visit our Youtube Channel for taking a closer look at our research. Our research has also been attracting media coverage, such as Australian Financial Review , Create Digital , SBS1, SBS 2, SBS 3, Engineers Australia magazine, New South Wales government , Australia FinTech and Defence and featured in UNSW News 1 and UNSW News 2. Find out more about my road to research Joining forces: humans and AI systems.
Before I joined UNSW in 2016, I was a lecturer and an ARC reseach associate at The University of Adelaide (UoA). I received my PhD degree and Master degrees both from UoA in September 2014 and July 2010, respectively. Prior to that, I obtained my Bachelor degree from Shandong University (SDU). I worked at China Unicom as an engineer and studied a Master's degree at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT).
- I will be moving up to CSIRO's Data61 as a Science Lead in Translational Machine Learning
- Congratulations to Yao! His work "Social Graph Transformer Networks for Pedestrian Trajectory Prediction in Complex Social Scenarios" is accepted by CIKM 2022 as a full research paper!
- Congratulations to Jingcheng! His work "Multi-agent Transformer Networks for Multi-modal Human Activity Recognition" is accepted by CIKM 2022 as a full research paper!
- I am so pleased to become an ACM Senior Member
- Congratulations to Dr. Salama! Best wishes for his future endeavour!
- I will serve as PC Co-chair for 2022 IEEE BDCloud
- One paper "Harnessing Confidence for Report Aggregation in Crowdsourcing Envrionment" won the 2022 IEEE SCC Best Paper Award
- I will deliver a keynote speech in CENet 2022
- Congratulations to Jing for being selected to attend the Rising Stars: Women in Engineering Workshop 2022
- It's a pleasure to attend a talk show on SBS Chinese Link
- One paper "TN-ZSTAD: Transferable Network for Zero-Shot Temporal Activity Detection" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
- Congratulations to Xuesong! His work " Contrastive Graph Learning for Population-based fMRI Classification" is accepted by MICCAI 2022
- Congratulations to Xiaocong! His work "Generative Adversarial Reward Learning for Generalized Behavior Tendency Inference" is accepted by IEEE TKDE
- I will join the roundtable discussion of ICDE 2022 Session “Information Retrieval and Recommendation”
- Congratulations to Xiaocong! His work "Locality-Sensitive State-Guided Experience Replay Optimization for Sparse-Reward in Online Recommendation" is accepted by SIGIR 2022 as a full research paper! (acceptance rate: 20%)
- I will serve as PC Co-Chair for ADMA 2022
- Congratulations to Zesheng! His work "Contrastive Conditional Neural Processes" is accepted by CVPR 2022!
- Two papers are accepted by CVPR 2022
- I am humbled and pleased to join Editorial Board for Nature Scientific Reports.
- I am elevated to the IEEE Senior Member.
- I will serve as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)
- I am listed among the World’ Top 2% Scientists in the 2021 list compiled by Stanford University and published at PLOS in the single year category.
- Congratulations to Yun! Her work on Entropy-guided Reinforced Partial Convolutional Network for Zero-Shot Learning is accepted by IEEE TCSVT!
- I will join the Editorial Board for International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (JDSA)
- Congratulations to Yun! Her work on Attribute-Modulated Generative Meta Learning for Generalized Zero-Shot Learning is accepted by IEEE TMM!
- Congratulations to Guanglin! His work on counterfactual inference is accepted by SDM 2022!
- I was awarded Educational Excellence and Innovation Group Award! UNSW Faculty Excellence 2021！
- I will serve as one of PC Chairs for ICSOC 2022
- I joined the Women in Multimedia Roundtable, 2021 ACM MM Asia
- I joined the panel session Data Mining with Far Fewer Labels: Pretraining, Knowledge and Unsupervised Learning, ICDM 2021
- Congratulations to Dr. Zhe Liu!! Best wishes for his future endeavors!!
- Congratulations to Xuesong for his ICDM paper "Global Convolutional Neural Processes" to be selected as Best Paper Candidate!!
- Congratulations to Xuesong for ICDM 2021 acceptance! (acceptance rate is 9.9%, 100 out of 990 submissions)
- Congratulations to Yun for being awarded 2021 Google Fellowship in Machine Learning!
- Congratulations to Xiaocong! His work on Generative Inverse Deep Reinforcement Learning for Online Recommendation is accepted by CIKM 2021!
- Congratulations to Dr. Zhihui Li! Best wishes for her future endeavors!
- Congratulations to Xuesong on the People's Choice Award and making to the UNSW 3MT Final Competition!
- An article of my research about How AI Transforms Cybersecurity on Women in Security Magazine, check it out
- My first podcast Let's talk robotics podcast with Nicci Rossouw,CEO@Exaptec
- My research is featured in Engineers Australia magazine This award-winning engineer turns big data into useful AI applications
- I will serve as workshop co-chair for AI 2021!
- I am the winner of 2021 Australia and New Zealand Women in AI Awards in the category of AI in Cybersecurity!
- Congratulations to Dr. Lei Bai! Best wishes for his future endeavors!
- I will serve as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Big Data of Section in Recommender Systems!
- Congratulations to Zhihui on CVPR 2021 acceptance!
- I will serve as Associate Editor for Knowledge-Based Systems!
- Humbled and thrilled to be in the list of finalists for the Inaugural Women in AI Awards 2021 (Australia and New Zealand)!
- I will serve as one of PC Chairs for CIKM 2021 short paper track
- Congratulations to Kaixuan and Dalin's survey Deep Learning for Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities being accepted by CUSR!
- I am listed among the World’ Top 2% Scientists in the 2020 list compiled by Stanford University and published at PLOS in the single year category.
- Congratulations to Zhe on IEEE TNNLS acceptance!
- Congratulations to Zhe on AAAI-21 success!
- Congratulations to Xiaocong on paper acceptance by Pattern Recognition about few-shot learning for earlier diagnosis of COVID-19!
- I am very humbled and honored to receive Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision!
- Awarded a Discovery Project grant (Lead Chief Investigator) to support our research on Robust Preference Inference from Spatial-Temporal Interaction Networks!
Call For Papers
Lina Yao, University of New South Wales, firstname.lastname@example.org
Xianzhi Wang, University of Technology Sydney, email@example.com
Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne Uni of Technology, email@example.com
- Our paper entitled "A Survey on Deep Learning-based Non-Invasive Brain Signals: Recent Advances and New Frontiers" is accepted by Journal of Neural Engineering! Congratulations to Xiang!
- Congratulations to Lei for being awarded 2020 Google Fellowship in Machine Learning!
- Congratulations to Lei for NeurIPS 2020 success (acceptance rate:20%, 1900 out of 9454)!
- Congratulations to Kaixuan for being awarded Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses 2020!
- Congratulations to Lei for securing PostDoc position in University of Sydney!
- Congratulations to Feng, Can and Yun on their paper acceptance to CIKM 2020!
- Congratulations to Zhe, Manqing and Zhihui on their paper acceptance to KDD 2020!
- Three papers from our group are accepted by KDD 2020 (Research Track, acceptance rate: 16.8%, 216 out of 1279)!
- Congratulations to Kaixuan and Dalin for securing tenure-track Assistant Professors at Aalborg University, Denmark!
- Congratulations to Lei on his paper acceptance to Ubicomp 2020!
- Our paper The Future of Misinformation Detection: New Perspectives and Trends is accepted by CUSR, check it out
- Congratulations to Xiang for his paper accepted by TIST!
- I am invited as PC member of NeurIPS 2020!
- Awarded an ARC Linkage Project grant (Lead Chief Investigator) to support our research on activity and context recognition for behavior recommendation![Link]
- Congratulations to Xiang on his paper accepted by JBHI!
- Our survey about Deep Learning for Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities is on preprint, check it out
- I am invited as PC member of KDD 2020!
- Congratulations to Dalin on his paper accepted by JBHI!
- I am awarded Scientia Fellowship commencing in 2020!
- Congratulations to Zhihui for her Best Paper Award of ADMA 2019!
- Congratulations to Shuai for securing PostDoc position in ETH Zurich!
- Congratulations to Xiang for securing PostDoc position in Harvard Medical School!
- Congratulations to Dr. Shuai Zhang! Best wishes for his future endeavors!
- Congratulations to Zhihui on her paper accepted by AAAI-20!
- Four papers are accepted by AAAI-20 (acceptance rate:20.6%, 1591 out of 7737)
- Congratulations to Dalin on his paper accepted by TNSRE!
- Congratulations to Shuai on his paper accepted by NeurIPS 2019 (acceptance rate: 21%, 1428 out of 6743)!
- I am so honored to serve as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.
- A survey regarding deep learning for Brain Computer Interface advances is available, check it out !
- Congratulations to Xiang on his paper accepted by ICDM 2019 as Regular paper (acceptance rate: 9.08%)!
- Congratulations to Dr. Xiaodong Ning! My first PhD graduate as primary supervisor!
- Congratulations to Lei, Kaixuan, Feng and Shuai on their papers accepted by IJCAI 2019!
- Five papers are accepted by IJCAI 2019 (acceptance rate:17.9%, 850 out of 4752)
- Congratulations to Xiang on his paper accepted by KDD 2019 Research Track! (acceptance rate:14%, ~160 out of ~1200)
Call For Papers
Lead Guest Editors
Xing Xie, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Bin Guo, Northwestern Ploytechnical University, China
FEA Lina Yao, The University of New South Wales, AU
Yong Li, Tsinghua University, China
Xia Hu, Texas A&M University, USA
- Congratulations to Kaixuan, Zhihui and Shuai on their papers accepted by AAAI-19!
- Three papers are accepted by AAAI-19 (acceptance rate:16.2%, 1150 out of 7095)
- Warm congratulations to my student, Xiang, who has been awarded a 2018 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI)
- Warm congratulations to my student, Xiang, on his Ubicomp 2018 paper "MindID: Person Identification from Brain Waves through Attention-based Recurrent Neural Network"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Manqing, on her WISE 2018 paper "DUAL: A Deep Unified Attention Model with Latent Relation Representations for Fake News Detection"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Xiaodong, on his WISE 2018 paper "Data-Augmented Regression with Generative Convolutional Network"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Lei, on his LCN 2018 paper "Automatic Device Classification from Network Traffic Streams of Internet of Things"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Xiang, on his IJCAI 2018 paper "Multi-modality Sensor Data Classification with Selective Attention"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Shuai, on his IJCAI 2018 paper "NeuRec: On Nonlinear Transformation for Personalized Ranking"!
- Warm congratulations to my student, Kaixuan, on her IJCNN 2018 paper "Interpretable Parallel Recurrent Neural Networks with Convolutional Attentions for Multi-Modality Activity Modeling"!
- I successfully secured UNSW-Tsinghua University Collaborative Research Fund 2018 as Lead CI
- Warm congratulations to my student, Dalin, on his PAKDD 2018 paper "Fuzzy Integral Optimization with Deep Q-Network for EEG-based Intention Recognition"!
- Two papers are accepted by PAKDD 2018
- Warm congratulations to my student, Xiang, on his Percom 2018 paper "Converting Your Thougts to Texts: Enabling Brain Typing via Deep Feature Learning of EEG Signals"!
- A brain typing research prototype in Percom2018 paper is available now. Check it out from Youtube Channel
- I am the PC member for IJCAI 2018.
- Warm congratulations to my student, Dalin, on his AAAI-18 paper ". Cascade and Parallel Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks on EEG-based Intention Recognition for Brain Computer Interface"!
- Three papers are accepted by AAAI 2018
- Twitter can be used for quick response to crisis? Yes. Check it out from Youtube Channel
- Our paper about location recommendation is accepted by TOIT.
- Our paper about smart homes and Internet of Things is accepted by Computing.
- Three papers are accepted by Mobiquitous 2017. Congratulations to Xiang Zhang!
- Two papers are accepted by ICONIP 2017. Congratulations to Xiang Zhang and Shuai Zhang!
- I am the PC member for AAAI 2018.
- Our paper is accepted by CUSR.
- I am the PC member for CIKM 2017.
- Congratulations to Shuai Zhang for winning ACM SIGIR 2017 Travel Grant!
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
- Congratulations to Shuai Zhang for his paper accepted in SIGIR 2017!
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by WWWJ.
- I am the PC Co-Chair for IEEE BigDataSE 2017.
- I am the Demo and Poster Chair for MobiQuitous 2017.
- I am the PC member for ICWS 2017.
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by TKDD.
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by WWWJ.
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by TIST.
- Our paper is accepted as regular paper by TKDE.
- I am the PC member for AAAI-17.
- One PhD scholarship is open now! Deadline is 18 August.
- Our papers are accepted as full papers by CIKM 2016.
- Our papers is accepted as a full paper by ICSOC 2016.
- Fresh research demo regarding sentiment analysis using smart phone is up, check it out from Youtube Channel
- Our paper is accepted as a full paper by ECML-PKDD 2016.
- Our paper is accepted as a full paper by Ubicomp 2016.
- I am the PC member for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016.
- I successfully secured Pilot Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement Program 2016.
- I am the Program Co-Chair for The Australasian Web Conference (AWC 2017).