Zhitao WANG

PhD candidate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ยท csztwang@comp.polyu.edu.hk

I am now a third-year PhD candidate at Computing Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I received my B.Sc and M.Sc degrees of Computer Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University. My research focuses on social media analysis, information diffusion modeling, network embedding, user behavior modeling.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ph.D Candidate, Computing
Research Topics: Information Diffusion, Network Embedding, User Behavior Modeling

Supervised by Dr. Wenjie Li

August 2015 - Now

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Master of Engineering, Computer Technology
Research Topics: Sentiment Analysis, Text Mining

Supervised by Prof. Zhiwen Yu

September 2012 - May 2015

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
Undergraduate Thesis: Context-Aware Personalized Web Browsing for Mobile Platform
September 2008 - July 2012



  • Zhitao Wang, Chengyao Chen and Wenjie Li. "Role-based User Representation Learning for Information Diffusion Prediction with Network Regularization", ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) (Under Review)
  • Zhiwen Yu, ZhitaoWang, Liming Chen, Bin Guo andWenjie Li. "Featuring, Detecting, and Visualizing Human Sentiment in Chinese Micro-blog", ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) 10, no. 4 (2016): 48. [Paper]


  • Zhitao Wang, Chengyao Chen and Wenjie Li. "Attention Network for Information Diffusion Prediction", The 27th International Conference on World Wide Web, the Web Conference, 2018. (WWW'18) [Paper]
  • Zhitao Wang, Chengyao Chen and Wenjie Li. "Predictive Network Representation Learning for Link Prediction", The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development inInformation Retrieval, 2017. (SIGIR'17) [Paper][Code]
  • Chengyao Chen*, Zhitao Wang* and Wenjie Li. "Modeling Scientific Influence for Research Trending Topic Prediction", The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2018. (AAAI'18) (* Equal Contribution) [Paper]
  • Chengyao Chen, Zhitao Wang and Wenjie Li. "Modeling Opinion Influence with User Dual Identity", The 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2017. (CIKM'17) [Paper]
  • Chengyao Chen, Zhitao Wang and Wenjie Li. "Content-based Influence Modeling for Opinion Behavior Prediction", The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2016. (COLING'16) [Paper]
  • Zhitao Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Liming Chen, Bin Guo. "Sentiment Detection and Visualization of Chinese Micro-blog", The International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, 2014. (DSAA'14) [Paper]
  • Zhitao Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Zhu Wang, Bin Guo. "Investigating Sentiment Impact on Information Propagation and Its evolution in Microblog", The International Conference on Behavior, Economic and Social Computing, 2014. (BESC'14) [Paper]
  • Rong Du, Zhiwen Yu, Tao Mei, Zhitao Wang, Zhu Wang, Bin Guo. "Predicting Activity Attendance in Event-Based Social Networks: Content, Context and Social Influence", The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 2014. (UbiComp'14) [Paper]
  • Xinxin Zhang, Zhiwen Yu, Jilei Tian, Zhitao Wang, Bin Guo "Context-Aware Mobile Web Browsing Based on HTML5", The 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing and 9th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, 2012. (UIC'12). [Paper]