Wenjie Zhang

Senior Lecturer  
ARC DECRA Fellow
K17, 502
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

Tel: (+61 2) 93857799

Email: zhangw at cse.unsw.edu.au

Short Bio

  I am currently a senior lecturer in CSE, UNSW. I received my Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. From 2006 to 2010, I was a PhD student in CSE, UNSW, under Prof. Xuemin Lin's supervision.
 
  Here is a link to our group meeting calender.
 
Research Interest

  My research interests include spatial-temporal data management, graph data analysis, stream processing and uncertain data management.
 
Selected Publications
  • Journal Papers
    1. Weiren Yu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Julie A. McCann, Fast All-Pairs SimRank Assessment on Large Graphs and Bipartite Domains, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.  
    2. Wenjie Zhang, Aiping Li, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Lijun Chang, Probabilistic n-of-N Skyline Computation over Uncertain Data Streams, World Wide Web
    3. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Haixun Wang, Jianmin Wang, Wenjie Zhang, A Unified Framework for Answering k Closest Pairs Queries and Variants, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.  
    4. Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Qianlu Lin, Xuemin Lin, Heng Tao Shen, Effectively Indexing the Multi-dimensional Uncertain Objects, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.  
    5. Wenjie Zhang, Liming Zhan, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Efficient Top-k Similarity Join Processing over Multi-valued Objects, WWW Journal.   [PDF]
    6. Qianlu Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Efficient General Spatial Skyline Computation, to appear in WWW Journal.   [PDF]
    7. Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Jian Pei, Xuemin Lin, Qianlu Lin, Aiping Li, Consensus-based Ranking of Multi-valued Objects: A Generalized Borda Count Approach, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. [PDF]
    8. Wenjie Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Skyline: Stacking Optimal Solutions in Exact and Uncertain Worlds, to appear in International Journal of Software and Informatics. ( invited paper)   [PDF]
    9. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Haixun Wang, A Generic Framework for Top-k Pairs and Top-k Objects Queries over Sliding Windows, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, accepted 2012.  
    10. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Qing Zhang, Stochastic Skylines, to appear in ACM Transactions on Database Systems, accepted March 2012.   [PDF]
    11. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang, Gaoping Zhu, Jeffrey X. Yu, Probabilistic Skyline Operator over Sliding Windows, to appear in Information Systems, accepted March 2012.   [PDF]
    12. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Efficiently processing snapshot and continuous reverse k nearest neighbors queries , to appear in VLDB Journal.   [PDF]
    13. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Xuefei Li, Continuously Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries in Euclidean Space and in Spatial Networks, VLDB Journal 21(1): 69-95, 2012.   [PDF]
    14. Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Yufei Tao, Wenjie Zhang, Haixun Wang, Efficient Computing of Range Aggregates against Uncertain Location based Queries, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, accepted 2011.   [PDF]
    15. Weiren Yu, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Qing Zhang, Jianjin Le, A Space and Time Efficient Algorithm for SimRank Computation, WWW Journal 15(3): 327-353, 2012.   [PDF]
    16. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ljiljana Brankovic, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang, Continuous Monitoring of Distance based Range Queries, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 23(8): 1182-1199, 2011.   [PDF]
    17. Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Jian Pei, Bin Jiang, Ranking Uncertain Sky: the Probabilistic Top-k Skyline Operator, Information Systems 36(5): 898-915, 2011.   [PDF]
    18. Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, J. Wang, Q. Lin, Effectively Indexing the Uncertain Space, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 22(9): 1247-1261, 2010.  [PDF]
    19. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Jian Pei, Wei Wang, Threshold-based Probabilistic Top-k Dominating Queries, VLDB Journal 19(2), 283-305, 2010.   [PDF]
    20. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wei Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Jian Pei, Probabilistic Reverse Nearest Neighbor Queries on Uncertain Data, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 22(4), 550-564, 2010.   [PDF]
  • Conference Papers
    1. Yang Wang, Xuemin Lin, Lin Wu, Wenjie Zhang, Qing Zhang, Exploiting Correlation Consensus: Towards Subspace Clustering for Multi-modal data, MM 2014.
    2. Yang Wang, Jian Pei, Xuemin Lin, Qing Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, An iterative fusion approach for graph based semi-supervised learning from multi-views, PAKDD 2014.
    3. Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Chengqi Zhang, Matching Dominance: Capture the Semantics of Dominance for Multi-dimensional Uncertain Objects, SSDBM 2014.
    4. Xiaoyang Wang, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Efficiently Identify Local Frequent Keyword Co-occurrence Patterns in Geo-tagged Twitter Stream, SIGIR 2014.
    5. Xiang Zhao, Chuan Xiao, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Improving Performance of Graph Similarity Joins Using Selected Substructures, DASFAA 2014.
    6. Liming Zhan, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Identifying Top k Dominating Objects over Uncertain Data, DASFAA 2014.
    7. Chengyuan Zhang, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xiaoyang Wang, Diversi.ed Spatial Keyword Search On Road Networks, EDBT 2014.
    8. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Zhitao Shen, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, A Unified Framework for Efficiently Processing Ranking Related Queries, EDBT 2014.
    9. Weiren Yu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Fast Incremental SimRank on Link-Evolving Graphs, ICDE 2014.
    10. Xiang Zhao, Chuan Xiao, Xuemin Lin, Qing Liu, Wenjie Zhang, A Partition-based Approach to Structure Similarity Search, VLDB 2014.
    11. Weiren Yu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Lijun Chang, Jian Pei, More is Simpler: Effectively and Efficiently Assessing Node-Pair Similarity based on Hype-links, VLDB 2014.
    12. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, A Safe Zone Based Approach for Monitoring Moving Skyline Queries, EDBT 2013. [Slides]
    13. Weiren Yu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Towards Efficient SimRank Computation on Large Graphs, ICDE 2013. One of the Best Papers [Slides]
    14. Chengyuan Zhang, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Inverted Linear Quadtree : Efficient Top K Spatial Keyword Search, ICDE 2013. [Slides]
    15. Xiang Zhao, Haichuan Shang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Weidong Xiao, On Efficient Graph Substructure Selection, DASFAA 2013.
    16. Qianlu Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, AVR-Tree: Speeding up the Nearest Neighbor Join based Queries, DASFAA 2013.
    17. Wenjie Zhang, Aiping Li, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Lijun Chang, Probabilistic n-of-N Skyline Computation over Uncertain Data Streams, WISE 2013. Best Paper Award
    18. Liming Zhan, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Finding Topk Most Influential Spatial Facilities over Uncertain Objects, CIKM 2012. [PDF] [Slides]
    19. Weiren Yu, Jiajin Le, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, On the Efficiency of Estimating Penetrating Rank on Large Graphs, SSDBM 2012. [PDF] [Slides]
    20. Weiren Yu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Jiajin Le, SimFusion+: Extending SimiFusion Towards Efficient Estimation on Large Dynamic Networks, SIGIR 2012. [PDF][Slides]
    21. Gaoping Zhu, Xuemin Lin, Ke Zhu, Wenjie Zhang, Jeffrey X. Yu, TreeSpan: Efficiently Computing Similarity All-Matching, SIGMOD 2012. [PDF] [Slides]
    22. Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Qianlu Lin, Xuemin Lin, Effectively Indexing the Multi-Dimensional Uncertain Objects for Range Searching, EDBT 2012. [PDF]
    23. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang, Efficiently Monitoring Top-k Pairs over Sliding Windows, ICDE 2012. One of the Best Papers [PDF] [Slides]
    24. Wenjie Zhang, Jing Xu, Xin Liang, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Top-k Similarity Join over Multi-valued Objects, DASFAA 2012. One of the Best Papers [PDF] [Slides]
    25. Qianlu Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, General Spatial Skyline Operator, DASFAA 2012. [PDF]
    26. Gaoping Zhu, Ke Zhu, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Chuan Xiao, Efficient Subgraph Similarity All-Matching, DASFAA 2012. Best Student Paper Award. [PDF] [Slides]
    27. Ke Zhu, Wenjie Zhang, Gaoping Zhu, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, BMC: An Efficient Method to Evaluate Probabilistic Reachability Queries, DASFAA 2011. [PDF]
    28. Mahady Hansan, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, A Unified Algorithm for Continuous Monitoring of Spatial Queries, DASFAA 2011. [PDF] [Slides]
    29. Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Stochastic Skyline Operator, ICDE 2011.[PDF] [Slides]
    30. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Influence Zone: Efficiently Processing Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries, ICDE 2011. [ PDF ] [Slides]
    31. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Haixun Wang, Jianmin Wang, Wenjie Zhang, A Unified Approach for Computing Top-k Pairs in Multidimensional Space, ICDE 2011. [ PDF ]
    32. Gaoping Zhu, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang, Haichuan Shang, PrefIndex: An Efficient Supergraph Containment Search Technique , SSDBM 2010.
    33. Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Counting Distinct Objects over Sliding Windows, ADC 2010. ( Best Paper Award)   [PDF] [Slides]
    34. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang, Quantile-Based KNN Over Multi-Valued Objects, ICDE 2010. [PDF] [Slides]
    35. Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Gaoping Zhu, Wenjie Zhang, Qianlu Lin, Efficient Rank Based KNN Processing over Uncertain Data, ICDE 2010. [PDF]
    36. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ljiljana Brankovic, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang, Multi-Guarded Safe Zone: An Efficient Technique to Monitor Moving Circular Range Queries , ICDE 2010. One of the Best Papers. [PDF] [Slides]
    37. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Lazy Updates: An Efficient Technique to Continuously Monitoring Reverse kNN, VLDB 2009.   [PDF] [Slides]
    38. Shuxiang Yang, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Probabilistic Threshold Range Aggregate Query Processing over Uncertain Data, APWebWAIM 2009 Best Paper Award. [PDF] [Slides]
    39. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang, Jeffrey Xu Yu, Probabilistic Skyline Operator over Sliding Windows, ICDE 2009.  [PDF] [Slides]
    40. Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Yufei Tao, Wenjie Zhang, Uncertain Location based Range Aggregates in a Multi-Dimensional Space, ICDE 2009.  [PDF]
    41. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Jian Pei, Ying Zhang, Managing Uncertain Data: Probabilistic Approaches, WAIM 2008.  [PDF] (invited paper)
    42. Ming Hua, Jian Pei, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ranking Queries on Uncertain Data: A Probabilistic Threshold Approach, SIGMOD 2008.  [PDF]
    43. Ming Hua, Jian Pei, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Efficiently Answering Probabilistic Threshold Top-k Queries on Uncertain Data, ICDE 2008.  [PDF]
  • Tutorials
    1. Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ranking Complex Objects in a Multi-dimensional Space, DASFAA 2013 (invited tutorial).
    2. Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Stochastic Orders and Skyline, NDBC 2011 (invited tutorial).
    Research Grants

    • 2012 - 2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE120102144): Continuously Monitoring Uncertain Objects in a Multi-dimensional Space, $375, 000, Wenjie Zhang.

    • 2012 - 2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP120104168): Ranking Complex Objects in a Multi-dimensional Space, $350, 000, Xuemin Lin and Wenjie Zhang.

    Teaching Experience

      I am/was a lecturer in the following courses.
    • COMP9311: Introduction to Database Systems, S1, 2013.
    • COMP9311: Introduction to Database Systems, S1, 2012.
    • COMP9311: Introduction to Database Systems, S1, 2011.
    • COMP9311: Introduction to Database Systems, S1, 2010.
    • COMP9311: Introduction to Database Systems, S2, 2008.
    Professional Activities

      Program Committee Chair for:
    • The First International Workshop on Management of Spatial Temporal Data (MSTD) 2012
    Organizing Committee for: Program Committee for: Journal Reviewer for:
    • ACM Transactions on Database Systems: 2009, 2011, 2013
    • VLDB Journal: 2011, 2012
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering:2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing: 2010
    • Computer Journal: 2013
    • WWW Journal: 2012, 2013
    • Knowledge and Information Systems: 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Journal of Computer Science and Technology: 2010