FACULTY & RESEARCH

Xiao Zhou
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Dr. Xiao Zhou joined Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2021. Prior to that, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Senseable City Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Cambridge, UK, supervised by Professor Cecilia Mascolo. Her research interest lies primarily in data mining, urban computing, human mobility, social network analysis, and multi-modal learning. She is particularly interested in applications of machine learning techniques in the social sciences, economics, and healthcare for better policy-making and more intelligent mobile services. During her Ph.D. studies, she also landed internships at tech companies including Microsoft Research Asia and WeChat Group at Tencent, working on personalised recommender systems.

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WORKING EXPERIENCE

2021.3-PresentRenmin University of China, Assistant Professor

2020.2-2021.2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Researcher

EDUCATION

2015.10-2019.10 Ph.D. inComputer Science, University of Cambridge

2014.10-2015.9 M.Phil. in Land Economy Research, University of Cambridge

2009.9-2014.7 B.Eng. in Urban Planning, Harbin Institute of Technology

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLE

- Xiao Zhou, DesislavaHristova, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo, Max Sklar.

“Cultural Investment and Urban Socio-Economic Development: A Geo-Social Network Approach”.Royal Society open science4.9 (2017): 170413.

PROCEEDINGS

Xiao Zhou, Danyang Liu, Jianxun Lian, Xing Xie.

“Collaborative Metric Learning with Memory Network for Multi-Relational Recommender Systems”.In Proceedings of 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019). August 2019.

Xiao Zhou, Cecilia Mascolo, Zhongxiang Zhao.

“Topic-Enhanced Memory Networks for Personalised Point-of-Interest Recommendation”.In Proceedings of ACM Int. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data (KDD 2019). August 2019.

Xiao Zhou, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo, Zhongxiang Zhao.

“Discovering Latent Patterns of Urban Cultural Interactions in WeChat for Modern City Planning”.In Proceedings of ACM Int. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data (KDD 2018). August 2018.

Yingzi Wang, Xiao Zhou, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo, Xing Xie, Enhong Chen.

“Predicting the Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Chronic Diseases in Population with Human Mobility Data”.In Proceedings of 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018). July 2018.

Xiao Zhou, DesislavaHristova, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo.

“Detecting Socio-Economic Impact of Cultural Investment through Geo-Social Network Analysis”.In Proceedings of 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017).May 2017.

Xiao Zhou, DesislavaHristova, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo.

“Evaluating the Impact of the 2012 Olympic Games Policy on the Regeneration of East London Using Spatio-Temporal Big Data”.In Proceedings ofInternational Conference on Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices, and Projections (Data for Policy 2016). September 2016.

Xiao Zhou, Shuyuan Li, Huiwen He, Ming Lu.

“Conservation and Utilisation of Revolutionary Sites Based on Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Analysis” (in Chinese).InProceedingsof Annual National Planning Conference 2014. September2014.


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