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About Shangsong Liang

Dr. Shangsong Liang is an Assistant Professor in the Machine Learning Department at Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).


Dr. Shangsong was an associate professor at the Sun Yat-sen University since 2018. Prior to that he was an research scientist at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from January 2018 to December 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2014, supervised by Prof. dr. Maarten de Rijke, the Academician of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Art  and Sciences, in the field of computer science.

Dr. Shangsong’s research interests lie in the field of Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning (especially, Deep Learning). He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, most of which are in top-tier venues such as SIGIR, KDD, NeurIPS, WWW, AAAI, IJCAI, WSDM, CIKM, TKDE, TOIS, and TKDD. He is an editor member of the journal of Information Processing & Management since 2016 and a Young Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Computer Science and Technology since 2021. He is PC member and reviewer in a number of conferences and journals such as SIGIR 2017-2021, KDD 2021, ICML 2021, NeurIPS 2020-2021, WWW 2018-2021, IJCAI 2018-2021 (IJCAI 2021 SPC), AAAI 2019-2021, TKDE, TKDD, and TOIS.

Dr. Shangsong has received various awards/honors such as the SIGIR 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Outstanding Contribution for instructing Data Mining course from the International Petroleum Engineers, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section. He has been teaching a number of courses such as Introduction to Data Mining, Machine Learning and Data Mining, and Introduction to Information Retrieval.


Present Assistant Professor, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence Department of Machine Learning

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Young Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computer Science and Technology
2016 - Present Editorial board member, Journal of Information Processing & Management
2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, ICML
2020 - 2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, NeurIPS
2019 - 2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, AAAI
2018 - 2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, IJCAI
2018 - 2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, WWW
2017 - 2021 Program Chair & Reviewer, SIGIR
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Honors and Awards

  • SIGIR 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award

Journal Articles (6)

Conference Proceedings (7)

Preprints (1)