Yang Yang (杨阳)
Professor
Center for Future Media
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Address: 2006 Xiyuan Ave., West Hi-Tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 611731
Email:  dlyyang [at] gmail.com

Dr Yang Yang is a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He obtained his PhD degree (2013) from the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia (co-supervised by Prof Heng Tao Shen and Prof Xiaofang Zhou), Master degree (2009) from Peking University and Bachelor degree (2006) from Jilin University. Before joining UESTC, he worked as a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS), collaborated with Prof Tat-Seng Chua (2012 - 2014), and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (2014). Yang Yang received the best paper award at the 25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, the World's FIRST 10K Best Paper Award – Platinum Award from the 18th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, the best student paper award from the 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia, the best paper award honorable mention at ACM SIGIR 2016, the best paper award at Australasian Database Conference 2017, the best paper award from the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, and the best paper runner-up award from the 21st International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling. His current research interests mainly focus on multimedia search, social media analysis and machine learning.


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Research Interests

Selected Publications (Google Scholar)

Journal Articles:
  • Mengqiu Hu, Yang Yang*, Fumin Shen, Ning Xie and Heng Tao Shen. "Hashing with Angular Reconstructive Embeddings". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2018. [Bibtex]
  • Yang Yang, Fumin Shen, Zi Huang, Heng Tao Shen and Xuelong Li. "Discrete Nonnegative Spectral Clustering". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2017. [Bibtex]
  • Mengqiu Hu, Yang Yang*, Fumin Shen, Luming Zhang, Heng Tao Shen and Xuelong Li. "Robust Web Image Annotation via Exploring Multi-facet and Structural Knowledge". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2017. [Bibtex]
  • Yadan Luo, Yang Yang*, Fumin Shen, Zi Huang, Pan Zhou and Heng Tao Shen. "Robust Discrete Code Modeling for Supervised Hashing". Pattern Recognition (PR), 2017. [Bibtex]
  • Fumin Shen, Yang Yang, Li Liu, Wei Liu, Dacheng Tao and Heng Tao Shen. "Asymmetric Binary Coding for Image Search". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2017.
  • Xing Xu, Fumin Shen, Yang Yang, Heng Tao Shen and Xuelong Li. "Learning Discriminative Binary Codes for Large-scale Cross-modal Retrieval". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2017.
  • Chao Li, Zi Huang, Yang Yang, Jiewei Cao, Xiaoshuai Sun and Heng Tao Shen. "Hierarchical Latent Concept Discovery for Video Event Detection". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2017.
  • Litao Yu, Yang Yang*, Zi Huang, Peng Wang, Jingkuan Song and Heng Tao Shen. "Web Video Event Recognition by Semantic Analysis from Ubiquitous Documents". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2016.
  • Fumin Shen, Xiang Zhou, Yang Yang, Jingkuan Song, Heng Tao Shen and Dacheng Tao. "A Fast Optimization Method for General Binary Code Learning". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2016.
  • Luming Zhang, Yang Yang*, Meng Wang, Liqiang Nie and Xuelong Li. "Detecting Densely Distributed Graph Patterns for Fine-grained Image Categorization". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2016.
  • Richang Hong, Yang Yang*, Meng Wang and Xian-Sheng Hua. "Learning Visual Semantic Relationships for Efficient Visual Retrieval". IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), 2016.
  • Yang Yang, Fumin Shen, Heng Tao Shen, Hanxi Li and Xuelong Li. "Robust Discrete Spectral Hashing for Large-Scale Image Semantic Indexing". IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), 2015. [Bibtex]
  • Yang Yang, Zhigang Ma, Yi Yang, Feiping Nie and Heng Tao Shen. "Multitask Spectral Clustering by Exploring Intertask Correlation". IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TCYB), 2015. [Bibtex]
  • Jingwen Bian, Yang Yang*, Hanwang Zhang and Tat-Seng Chua. "Multimedia Summarization for Social Events in Microblog Stream". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.
  • Shuai Liao, Xirong Li, Heng Tao Shen, Yang Yang and Xiaoyong Du. "Tag Features for Geo-Aware Image Classification". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.
  • Fuhao Zou, Jingkuan Song, Yang Yang, Nicu Sebe and Ke Zhou. "Compact Image Fingerprint via Multiple Kernel Hashing". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.
  • Xishan Zhang, Yang Yang*, Yongdong Zhang, Huanbo Luan, Jintao Li, Hanwang Zhang and Tat-Seng Chua. "Enhancing Video Event Recognition using Automatically Constructed Semantic-Visual Knowledge Base". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.
  • Yang Yang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yue Gao, Xiaofeng Zhu and Tat-Seng Chua. "Exploiting Web Images for Semantic Video Indexing via Robust Sample-specific Loss". IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2014. [Bibtex] [ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  • Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang*, Shuicheng Yan and Tat-Seng Chua. "Robust (Semi-) Nonnegative Graph Embedding". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2014.
  • Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao and Tat-Seng Chua. "Attribute-augmented Semantic Hierarchy: Towards Bridging Semantic Gap and Intention Gap in Image Retrieval". ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2014.
  • Jingkuan Song, Yi Yang, Xuelong Li, Zi Huang and Yang Yang. "Robust Hashing with Local Models for Effective Similarity Search". IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TCYB), 2014.
  • Yang Yang, Yi Yang, Yanchun Zhang, Xiaoyong Du, Heng Tao Shen and Xiaofang Zhou. "Discriminative Nonnegative Spectral Clustering with Out-of-Sample Extension". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2013.
  • Yang Yang, Zi Huang, Yi Yang, Heng Tao Shen and Jiebo Luo. "Local Image Tagging via Graph Regularized Joint Group Sparsity". Pattern Recognition (PR), 2013.
  • Yang Yang, Yi Yang and Heng Tao Shen. "Effective Transfer Tagging from Image to Video". ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2013.
  • Jiajun Liu, Yi Yang, Zi Huang, Yang Yang and Heng Tao Shen. "On the Influence Propagation of Web Videos". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2013.
Conference Papers:
  • Bokun Wang, Yang Yang*, Xing Xu, Alan Hanjalic and Heng Tao Shen. "Adversarial Cross-Modal Retrieval". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2017. [Best Paper Award] [Code, PDF]
  • Ruicong Xu, Yang Yang*, Fumin Shen, Ning Xie and Heng Tao Shen. "Efficient Binary Coding for Subspace-based Query-by-Image Video Retrieval". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2017.
  • Yi Bin, Yang Yang*, Jie Zhou, Zi Huang and Heng Tao Shen. "Adaptively Attending to Visual Attributes and Linguistic Knowledge for Captioning". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2017.
  • Zhiwei Liu, Yang Yang*, Zi Huang, Fumin Shen, Dongxiang Zhang and Heng Tao Shen. "Event Early Embedding: Predicting Event Volume Dynamics at Early Stage". ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2017. (short)
  • Yaqian Duan, Xinze Wang, Yang Yang*, Zi Huang, Ning Xie and Heng Tao Shen. "POI Popularity Prediction via Hierarchical Fusion of Multiple Social Clues". ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2017. (short)
  • Fumin Shen, Yadong Mu, Yang Yang, Wei Liu, Li Liu, Jingkuan Song and Heng Tao Shen. "Classification by Retrieval: Binarizing Data and Classifier". ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2017. [Best Paper Award – Honorable Mention]
  • Yahui Xu, Yang Yang*, Fumin Shen, Xing Xu, Yuxuan Zhou and Heng Tao Shen. "Attribute Hashing for Zero-Shot Image Retrieval". IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2017. [World's FIRST 10K Best Paper Award – Platinum Award]
  • Xin Gao, Fumin Shen, Yang Yang, Xing Xu, Hanxi Li and Heng Tao Shen. "Asymmetric Sparse Hashing". IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2017. [Finalist of the World’s FIRST 10K Best Paper Award]
  • Xing Xu, Fumin Shen, Yang Yang, Dongxiang Zhang, Heng Tao Shen and Jingkuan Song. "Matrix Tri-Factorization with Manifold Regularizations for Zero-shot Learning". IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
  • Xiaofeng Zhu, Wei He, Yonggang Li, Yang Yang, Shichao Zhang, Rongyao Hu and Yonghua Zhu. "One-Step Spectral Clustering via Dynamically Learning Affinity Matrix and Subspace". The 31st AAAI Conference (AAAI), 2017.
  • Yang Yang, Yadan Luo, Weilun Chen, Fumin Shen, Jie Shao and Heng Tao Shen. "Zero-Shot Hashing via Transferring Supervised Knowledge". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2016.
  • Yang Yang, Fumin Shen, Zi Huang and Heng Tao Shen. "A Unified Framework for Discrete Spectral Clustering". International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2016.
  • Yang Yang, Hanwang Zhang, Mingxing Zhang, Fumin Shen and Xuelong Li. "Visual Coding in a Semantic Hierarchy". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2015.
  • Jiewei Cao, Zi Huang and Yang Yang. "Spatial-aware Multimodal Location Estimation for Social Images". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2015.
  • Hongyun Cai, Yang Yang, Xuefei Li and Zi Huang. "What are Popular: Exploring Twitter Features for Event Detection, Tracking and Visualization". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2015.
  • Fumin Shen, Wei Liu, Shaoting Zhang, Yang Yang and Heng Tao Shen. "Learning Binary Codes for Maximum Inner Product Search". IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
  • Yang Yang, Yue Gao, Hanwang Zhang, Jie Shao and Tat-Seng Chua. "Image Tagging with Social Assistance". ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), 2014.
  • Jingwen Bian, Yang Yang and Tat-Seng Chua. "Predicting Trending Messages and Diffusion Participants in Microblogging Network". ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2014.
  • Xue Geng, Hanwang Zhang, Zheng Song, Yang Yang, Huanbo Luan and Tat-Seng Chua. "One of a Kind: User Profiling by Social Curation". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2014.
  • Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao and Tat-Seng Chua. "Attributes-augmented Semantic Hierarchy for Image Retrieval". ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2013. [Best Student Paper Award]
  • Jingkuan Song, Yang Yang, Yi Yang, Zi Huang and Heng Tao Shen. "Inter-Media Hashing for Large-Scale Retrieval from Heterogeneous Data Sources". ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2013.
  • Yang Yang, Yi Yang, Zi Huang, Heng Tao Shen and Feiping Nie. "Tag Localization with Spatial Correlations and Joint Group Sparsity". IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.

Students
Academic Activities
  • Associate Editor, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 2016-
  • Travel Grant Co-chair, ACM Multimedia, 2015
  • Associate Editor, Neurocomputing, 2015-2016
  • Guest Editor, Multmedia Tools and Applications, 2014
  • Guest Editor, Multmedia Systems, 2014
  • Guest Editor, Neurocomputing, 2014

Awards
  • Best Paper Award, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM), 2017.
  • World's FIRST 10K Best Paper Award – Platinum Award, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2017.
  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2017.
  • Best Paper Award, Australasian Database Conference (ADC), 2017.
  • Best Paper Runner-up, MultiMedia Modeling (MMM), 2015.
  • First Place at Placing Task, MediaEval 2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM), 2013.
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), 2013.
  • UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA), May 2012 - Sept 2012.
  • ITEE PhD International Living Allowance Scholarships from UQ, Sept 2009 - Sept 2012.
  • UQ International Research Tuition Award (UQIRTA), Sept 2009 - Sept 2012.
  • ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure Fellowship, Sept 2011 - Oct 2011.

Courses
  • Visual Big Data Analysis and Computing, Semester 1, 2017 (Lecturer)
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Visual Big Data Analysis and Computing, Semester 1, 2016 (Lecturer)
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Big Multimedia Computing: Opportunities and Challenges, Semester 1, 2016 (Guest Lecturer)
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Database Principles and Applications, Semester 2, 2015 (Lecturer)
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Multimedia Technology and Applications, Semester 1, 2014 (Guest Lecturer)
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Information Retrieval and Web Search, Semester 2, 2014 (Co-lecturer)
    The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Data Mining, 2011 & 2012 (Teaching Assistant)
    The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia