Xueyao Zhang (张雪遥)

Ph.D. student,
School of Data Science,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

E-mail: xueyaozhang [AT] link.cuhk.edu.cn

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About me

I'm a first-year Ph.D. student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ), supervised by Professor Zhizheng Wu. My research interest is to study music from the perspective of artificial intelligence. In particular, my ongoing works focus on singing voice synthesis and algorithmic composition.

Before CUHK-SZ, I received my master's degree (2019-2022) at the Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT, CAS), working on computational social science, especially on fake news detection and fact checking.

News
2022/09 I entered the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) as a Ph.D. student.
2022/06 One first-authored paper got accepted by ACM MM 2022.
2022/02 One co-authored paper got accepted by ACL 2022.
2021/11 I got the National Graduate Scholarship 2021 (funded by Ministry of Education of China).
2021/08 One co-first-authored paper got accepted by ACM CIKM 2021.
2021/05 One co-authored paper got accepted by ACL-IJCNLP 2021.
2021/01 One first-authored paper got accepted by TheWebConf 2021.
2020/01 I got the third place at Campus Singer Competition, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

✍   Hiring

Our team is broadly interested in audio and speech processing, multi-modality, DeepFake detection, and natural language processing. We publish our work in the top conferences and journals, and deploy research output to products by collaborating with industry. Our team has open positions for postdocs, PhD students, research assistants, and visiting research students/researchers (more information can be seen here). If you are interested in our team, feel free to contact wuzhizheng [AT] cuhk.edu.cn.

Representative Works
Algorithmic Composition
MM 2022   Structure-Enhanced Pop Music Generation via Harmony-Aware Learning
Xueyao Zhang, Jinchao Zhang, Yao Qiu, Li Wang, Jie Zhou
Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (Acceptance Rate: 690/2473=27.9%)
PDF / Preprint / Code / Slides / Demo
TL;DR: We propose to learn harmony for generating form- and texture- enhanced pop music.
Fake News Detection
WWW 2021   Mining Dual Emotion for Fake News Detection
Xueyao Zhang, Juan Cao, Xirong Li, Qiang Sheng, Lei Zhong, and Kai Shu
Proceedings of the 30th Web Conference (Acceptance Rate: 357/1736=20.6%)
PDF / Code / Slides / Video / Chinese Video
TL;DR: We leverage both publisher emotion and social emotion for fake news detection.
CIKM 2021   Integrating Pattern- and Fact-based Fake News Detection via Model Preference Learning
Qiang Sheng*, Xueyao Zhang*, Juan Cao, and Lei Zhong (*: Equal Contribution)
Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (Acceptance Rate: 271/1251=21.7%)
PDF / Poster / Code / Chinese Blog
TL;DR: We propose a graph-based model preference learning framework to separately handle the pattern and fact indicators in fake news detection.
👉      Full Publications
Presentations
2022/10 I got the Best Presentation Award at Huawei-CUHKSZ NLP/Speech Workshop.
My presentation is about Structure-Enhanced Pop Music Generation via Harmony-Aware Learning. [Slides] [Award]
2022/06 I gave a talk at two labs of ICT as an outstanding graduate,
如何做有新意的研究——以“做问题”的视角. [Chinese Blog] [Chinese Slides]

The talk was also presented at SDS Early Career Colloquium of CUHK-SZ,
Towards a novel research in a problem-driven way. [Slides]
2022/05 My master's theis defense,
Research on Fake News Detection Based on Emotion (基于情感的虚假新闻检测方法研究). [Chinese Slides]
2021/05 I gave a talk about composition at Pattern Recognition Center of Wechat AI,
How to create a pop song? (一首流行歌是如何创作的). [Chinese Slides]
Internship
WeChat, Tencent Research Intern, Pattern Recognition Center of Wechat AI, Beijing, China. (2021/04~2022/02)
Music Generation Research & Development.
  • 2022/01      I participated to release the theme song of WeChat Open Class 2022 as a co-producer, Ru Wei(入微), which was composed by AI and sung by humans.
Services
Reviewer Conferences:
  • ACL Rolling Review
  • EMNLP 2021
  • ACM CSCW 2021
Journals:
  • Information Processing and Management (IP&M)
  • EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing
  • Journal of Chinese Information Processing (中文信息学报)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS)
Teaching Assistant 2017 Fall, Object-Oriented Programming (JAVA), Wuhan University
2022 Fall, CSC3100 Data Structures, CUHK-SZ
Education
2022- Ph.D. student in Data Science
School of Data Science (SDS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ)
2019-2022 Master in Computer Application Technology (Research-based), supervised by Professor Juan Cao
Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT);
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
2015-2019 B.Eng. in Software Engineering
School of Computer Science, Wuhan University (WHU)
2012-2015 Jiyuan No.1 Middle School of Henan
Honors and Awards
2022 Outstanding Graduate, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Beijing Municipal Education Commission (Top 5%)
2021 National Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China (Top 0.2%)
2020 Third place at Campus Singer Competition, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Top 3)
2019 Outstanding Graduate, Wuhan University (Top 10%)
2019 Excellent Bachelor Thesis, Wuhan University (Top 5%)
2016 National Undergraduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China (Top 0.2%)
2014 First price in Chinese High School Mathematics League (Top 50 in Henan Province)
Blogs
#年终总结# 2021 《2021年:收获、决定与困惑 》
2020 《去年》
2019 《2019大事记》
2018 《请回答2018》
2017 《2017流水账》
#哲学思考# 2020/02/10 《对人工智能艺术创作的哲学思考》
2016/11/24 《为什么有有,没有没有》
#关于大学# 2019/10/02 《后大学时代》
2018/08/04 《的大学》
#关于高考# 2017/10/20 《后高考时代|感情篇》
2016/05/02 《后高考时代|思辨篇》
2016/04/26 《后高考时代|离别篇》
Recommended Sites
Visualized Machine Learning Jay Alammar            Distill
Institutions Magenta (Google AI)            Sony CSL Music            OpenAI            DeepMind
Individual Bloggers Lil'Log            科学空间(苏剑林)