Kaiqi ZHAO


Blk N4, #B3c-14, DMAL Lab
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University


  • 2013 - 2018: Ph.D. in Computer Science, School of Computer Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
  • 2011 - 2012: Intern, Web Search & Mining Group, Microsoft Research Asia. Mentor: Dr. Haixun Wang.
  • 2010 - 2013: M.Eng. in Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Supervisor: Dr. Kenny Q. Zhu.
  • 2007 - 2009: B.A. in Japanese Language, School of Foreign Languages, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
  • 2005 - 2009: B.Eng. in Software Engineering, School of Software Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Research Interests
  • Mining geographical social media
  • Text mining and knowledge discovery

Research Projects

Current project:
  • 2013 - now :Mining geographical social media
Past projects:
  • 2013: Entity linking using concept level co-occurrence
  • 2011 - 2013: Clustering web images by disambiguation
  • 2011 - 2013:Action conceptualization


Efficient Similar Region Search with Deep Metric Learning
Yiding Liu, Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong.
SIGKDD, 2018
Deep Representation Learning for Trajectory Similarity Computation [pdf]
Xiucheng Li, Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong, Christian S. Jensen, Wei Wei.
ICDE, 2018
Biclustering: An application of Dual Topic Models [pdf]
Daniel Rugeles, Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong, Manoranjan Dash, Shonali  Krishnaswamy.
SDM, 2017
Annotating Points of Interest with Microblogs [pdf]
Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong, Aixin Sun.
CIKM, 2016
Towards Personalized Maps: Mining User Preferences from Geo-textual Data (Demo paper) [pdf]
Kaiqi Zhao, Yiding Liu, Quan Yuan, Lisi Chen, Zhida Chen, Gao Cong.
VLDB, 2016
A System for Region Search and Exploration (Demo paper) [pdf]
Kaiyu Feng, Kaiqi Zhao, Yiding Liu, Gao Cong.
VLDB, 2016
Topic Exploration in Spatio-Temporal Document Collections [pdf]
Kaiqi Zhao, Lisi Chen, Gao Cong.
SIGMOD, 2016
Querying and mining geo-textual data for exploration: Challenges and opportunities
Gao Cong, Kaiyu Feng, Kaiqi Zhao.
ICDE Workshops, 2016
Representing Verbs as Argument Concepts [pdf]
Yu Gong, Kaiqi Zhao, Kenny Q. Zhu.
AAAI, 2016
Who, where, when and what: a nonparametric bayesian approach to context-aware recommendation and search for twitter users
Quan Yuan, Gao Cong, Kaiqi Zhao, Zongyang Ma, Aixin Sun.
TOIS, 2015
SAR: A Sentiment-Aspect-Region Model for User Preference Analysis in Geo-tagged Reviews [pdf]
Kaiqi Zhao, Gao Cong, Quan Yuan, Kenny Q. Zhu.
ICDE, 2015
Clustering Image Search Results by Entity Disambiguation
Kaiqi Zhao, Zhiyuan Cai, Qingyu Sui, Enxun Wei, Kenny Q. Zhu.
Wikification via link co-occurrence
Zhiyuan Cai, Kaiqi Zhao, Kenny Q. Zhu, Haixun Wang.
CIKM, 2013
CISC: Clustered Image Search by Conceptualization (Demo paper)
Kaiqi Zhao, Enxun Wei, Qingyu Sui, Kenny Q. Zhu, Eric Lo.
EDBT, 2013


Recent Awards
  • 2016 - Student Travel Award, SIGMOD 2016
  • 2015 - Student Travel Award, ICDE 2015
  • 2013 - Ph.D. Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University

Past Awards

  • 1st Prize Scholarship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Excellent Leadership in Student Union, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Freshmen Scholarship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology