Bio

PhD, Purdue 1994

Aidong Zhang develops machine learning and data science approaches to modeling and analysis of structured and unstructured data with a variety of applications, especially biomedical applications. Dr. Zhang is a William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Data Science at University of Virginia. Her research interests focus on machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics and health informatics.

Awards

  • ACM Fellow 2017
  • IEEE Fellow 2009
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor 2014
  • UB Distinguished Professor 2012
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 1998

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health Informatics

In the News

Selected Publications

  • Knowledge-Guided Efficient Representation Learning for Biomedical Domain, Proceedings of the 27th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2021) Kishlay Jha, Guangxu Xun, Nan Du, and Aidong Zhang
  • A Stagewise Hyperparameter Scheduler to Improve Generalization, Proceedings of the 27th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2021), Singapore, August 14-18, 2021. Jianhui Sun, Ying Yang, Guangxu Xun, and Aidong Zhang
  • Malicious Attacks against Deep Reinforcement Learning Interpretations, the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2020) Mengdi Huai, Jianhui Sun, Renqin Cai, Liuyi Yao and Aidong Zhang
  • Towards Interpretation of Pairwise Learning, the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-20) Mengdi Huai, Di Wang, Chenglin Miao, Aidong Zhang
  • CorNet: Correlation Networks for Extreme Multi-label Text Classification, the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2020) Guangxu Xun, Kishlay Jha, Jianhui Sun and Aidong Zhang
  • Task-Adaptive Graph Meta-learning, the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2020) Qiuling Suo, Jingyuan Chou, Weida Zhong and Aidong Zhang
  • HGMF: Heterogeneous Graph-based Fusion for Multimodal Data with Incompleteness, the 26th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2020) Jiayi Chen and Aidong Zhang
  • Pairwise Learning with Differential Privacy Guarantees, the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-20) Mengdi Huai, Di Wang, Chenglin Miao, Jinhui Xu, Aidong Zhang
  • Metric Learning on Healthcare Data with Incomplete Modalities, the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019), Macao, China, August 10-16, 2019. Qiuling Suo, Weida Zhong, Fenglong Ma, Ye Yuan, Jing Gao, and Aidong Zhang
  • Hypothesis Generation From Text Based On Co-Evolution Of Biomedical Concepts, the 25th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2019), Alaska, USA, August 4-8, 2019. Kishlay Jha, Guangxu Xun, Yaqing Wang, and Aidong Zhang
  • Deep Metric Learning: The Generalization Analysis and an Adaptive Algorithm, the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019), Macao, China, August 10-16, 2019. Mengdi Huai, hongfei Xue, Chenglin Miao, Liuyi Yao, Lu Su, Changyou Chen, and Aidong Zhang
  • Semi-supervised Few-shot Learning for Disease Type Prediction, the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19), Honolulu, Hawaii, January 27 – February 1, 2019. Tianle Ma and Aidong Zhang
  • Representation Learning for Treatment Effect Estimation from Observational Data, Thirty-second Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS2018), Montréal, Canada, December 3-8, 2018. Liuyi Yao, Sheng Li, Yaliang Li, Mengdi Huai, Jing Gao, and Aidong Zhang
  • Concepts-Bridges: Uncovering Conceptual Bridges Based on Biomedical Concept Evolution, the 24th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018), London, UK, August 19-23, 2018. Kishlay Jha, Guangxu Xun, Yaqing Wang, Vishrawas Gopalakrishnan, and Aidong Zhang
  • Metric Learning from Probabilistic Labels, the 24th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018), London, UK, August 19-23, 2018. Mengdi Huai, Chenglin Miao, Yaliang Li, Qiuling Suo, Lu Su, and Aidong Zhang
  • Multi-task Sparse Metric Learning on Measuring Patient Similarity Progression, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'18), Singapore, November 17-20, 2018. Qiuling Suo, Weida Zhong, Fenglong Ma, Ye Yuan, Mengdi Huai, and Aidong Zhang

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