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Portrait of Xiao Huang 

Assistant Professor

Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PQ837, Mong Man Wai Building, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Email: xiaohuang@comp.polyu.edu.hk

Research Interests: Data Mining, Network Analysis, Knowledge Graph Analytics,
Automated/Interactive Machine Learning, Social Media Mining

News and Highlights


  1. Kaixiong Zhou, Xiao Huang, Yuening Li, Daochen Zha, Rui Chen, Xia Hu, Towards Deeper Graph Neural Networks with Differentiable Group Normalization, NeurIPS, 2020

  2. Kaixiong Zhou, Qingquan Song, Xiao Huang, Daochen Zha, Na Zou, Xia Hu, Multi-Channel Graph Neural Networks, IJCAI, 2020

  3. Xiao Huang, Qingquan Song, Yuening Li, Xia Hu, Graph Recurrent Networks With Attributed Random Walks, KDD, 2019 (Slides, Code)

  4. Xiao Huang, Jingyuan Zhang, Dingcheng Li, Ping Li, Knowledge Graph Embedding Based Question Answering, WSDM, 2019 (Slides, Code)

  5. Xiao Huang, Qingquan Song, Fan Yang, Xia Hu, Large-Scale Heterogeneous Feature Embedding, AAAI, 2019 (Slides, Code)

  6. Yuening Li, Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Mengnan Du, Na Zou, SpecAE: Spectral AutoEncoder for Anomaly Detection in Attributed Networks, CIKM, 2019

  7. Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Na Zou, Xia Hu, A General Embedding Framework for Heterogeneous Information Learning in Large-Scale Networks, TKDD, 2018 (Slides, Code)

  8. Xiao Huang, Qingquan Song, Jundong Li, Xia Hu, Exploring Expert Cognition for Attributed Network Embedding, WSDM, pages 270–278, 2018 (Slides, Code)

  9. Ninghao Liu, Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Xia Hu, On Interpretation of Network Embedding via Taxonomy Induction, KDD, 2018

  10. Qingquan Song, Haifeng Jin, Xiao Huang, Xia Hu, Multi-Label Adversarial Perturbations, ICDM, 2018

  11. Zepeng Huo, Xiao Huang, Xia Hu, Link Prediction with Personalized Social Influence, AAAI, 2018

  12. Na Zou, Xiao Huang, Empirical Bayes Transfer Learning for Uncertainty Characterization in Predicting Parkinson’s Disease Severity, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2018

  13. Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Xia Hu, Label Informed Attributed Network Embedding, WSDM, 2017 (Slides, Code)

  14. Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Xia Hu, Accelerated Attributed Network Embedding, SDM, 2017 (Full, Slides, Code)

  15. Qingquan Song, Xiao Huang, Hancheng Ge, James Caverlee, Xia Hu, Multi-Aspect Streaming Tensor Completion, KDD, pages 435–443, 2017

  16. Ninghao Liu, Xiao Huang, Xia Hu, Accelerated Local Anomaly Detection via Resolving Attributed Networks, IJCAI, pages 2337–2343, 2017

  17. Xiao Huang, Salim El Rouayheb, Index Coding and Network Coding via Rank Minimization, ITW, pages 14-18, 2015 (Slides, Code, Tutorial)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 INFORMS QSR Best Student Paper Finalist, Seattle, USA

  • 2019 INFORMS QSR Best Refereed Paper Finalist, Seattle, USA

  • SDM 2017 Doctoral Forum Best Poster Runner-Up Award, Houston, USA


  • Senior PC member: IJCAI 2021

  • PC member: AAAI 2021, WSDM 2021, CIKM 2019-2020, KDD 2019-2020, IJCAI 2020, ICKG 2020

  • Reviewer: ACM TIST (2020), Knowledge-Based Systems - Elsevier (2020), WWWJ - Springer (2019-2020), JHIR - Springer (2020/2018/2017), ACM TKDD (2020/2018), IEEE TKDE (2018-2020), IPM - Elsevier (2020), DMKD - Springer (2020/2018), SCN - Hindawi (2020), IEEE TII (2019), IEEE TCSS (2018-2020), IEEE Access (2019)

  • Session chair: SDM 2017


I received Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2020, under the supervision of Dr. Xia Hu. I received M.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2015, and B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. Before my current position, I worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research and Baidu USA.