Zhenyu ZHANG /

I am a Ph.D. student in Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tingwen Liu and Professor Li Guo. Before that, I received my bachelor's degree from Central South University in 2017, advised by Professor Jianxin Wang. Up to now, I have published several papers in the world top conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, WWW, and won the Best Paper Award of PAKDD 2020.

My research interests lie within the intersection of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Knowledge Graphs (KG) and Information Extraction (IE).

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  • [2020/09] Two papers were accepted to COLING 2020, see you online.
  • [2020/09] Two papers were accepted to EMNLP 2020, see you online.
  • [2020/03] Three papers were accepted to IJCNN 2020, see you in Glasgow.
  • [2020/01] Three papers were accepted to PAKDD 2020, see you in Singapore.
  • [2020/01] One paper was accepted to ECAI 2020, see you in Santiago de Compostela.
  • [2020/01] One paper was accepted to WWW 2020, see you in Taipei.

Selected Publications ->

Full publication list

Distilling Knowledge from Well-informed Soft Labels for Neural Relation Extraction
Zhenyu Zhang, Xiaobo Shu, Bowen Yu, Tingwen Liu*, Jiapeng Zhao, Quangang Li, Li Guo
The 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020)

Document-level Relation Extraction with Dual-tier Heterogeneous Graph
Zhenyu Zhang, Bowen Yu, Xiaobo Shu, Tingwen Liu*, Hengzhu Tang, Yubin Wang, Li Guo
The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2020)

Joint Entity Linking and Relation Extraction with Neural Networks for Knowledge Base Population
Zhenyu Zhang, Xiaobo Shu, Tingwen Liu*, Zheng Fang, Quangang Li
The 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020)

Beyond Word Attention: Using Segment Attention in Neural Relation Extraction
Bowen Yu, Zhenyu Zhang, Tingwen Liu*, Bin Wang, Sujian Li and Quangang Li
The 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019)

HIN: Hierarchical Inference Network for Document-Level Relation Extraction
Hengzhu Tang, Yanan Cao, Zhenyu Zhang, Jiangxia Cao, Fang Fang*, Shi Wang, Pengfei Yin
The 24th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2020, Best Paper Award)

Academic Services

Selected Awards

  • National Scholarship for Doctoral Students (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 30,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2020.
  • Laboratory Excellent Student Scholarship (Top 5%, RMB ¥ 3,000). Institute of Information Engineering (IIE), CAS. 2019.
  • Merit Student (Top 10%). University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). 2018, 2019.
  • Outstanding Graduate of Hunan Province (Top 2%). Hunan Provincial Education Department, China. 2017.
  • First Prize of the 3rd National College Competition on Cloud Computing (Top 1‰, RMB ¥ 5,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2017.
  • Cyber Security Scholarship (Top 1%, RMB ¥ 30,000). China Internet Development Foundation. 2016.
  • National Scholarship for Undergraduate Students (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 8,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2016.
  • Sunward Talent Scholarship (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 3,000). Central South University (CSU). 2016.
  • Second Prize of the 8th/9th National College Student Information Security Contest (Top 10%). Ministry of Education, China. 2015, 2016.
  • First Class Scholarship (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 5,000). Central South University (CSU). 2015, 2016.
  • Weiqiao Scholarship (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 5,000). Central South University (CSU). 2015.
  • Second Prize of the 2nd National College Competition on Internet of Things (Top 1%, RMB ¥ 3,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2015.
  • Merit Student (Top 10%). Central South University (CSU). 2014, 2015, 2016.

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