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Dr. ZHANG Qingpeng (張清鵬博士)

BEng (HUST), MS (Arizona), PhD (Arizona)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office:  AC1-P6608
Phone: +(852)-3442-4727
Email: qingpeng.zhang (at) cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Social Informatics and Social Computing
  • Complex Networks
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Artificial Intelligence
Qingpeng Zhang received the B.S. degree in Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2009, and the M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Information Systems from The University of Arizona, in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Prior to joining CityU, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with The Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include social informatics and social computing, complex networks, healthcare analytics, semantic social networks, and web science. His work has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (PI), Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (PI), and the Theme-based Research Scheme of Research Grants Council (Co-I).


Previous Experience

  • Aug 2012 - Jan 2014, Postdoctoral Scholar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • May 2011 - Aug 2011, PhD Intern, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Jun 2010 - Aug 2010, Visiting Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Aug 2009 - May 2012, Research and Teaching Assistant, The University of Arizona.


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Journal

  • Dong, R. , Li, L. , Zhang, Q. & Cai, G. (in press). Information Spread on Social Media During Natural Disasters. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
  • Nakatsuji, M. , Zhang, Q. , Lu, X. , Makni, B. & Hendler, J. (in press). Semantic Social Network Analysis by Cross-domain Tensor Factorization. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. doi:10.1109/TCSS.2017.2732685
  • Li, L. , Zhang, Q. , Tian, J. & Wang, H. (2018). Characterizing Information Propagation Patterns in Emergencies: A Case Study with Yiliang Earthquake. International Journal of Information Management. 38/1. 34 - 41. doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.08.008
  • Li, M. , Meng, H. & Zhang, Q. (2017). A nonparametric Bayesian modeling approach for heterogeneous lifetime data with covariates. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 167. 95 - 104. doi:10.1016/j.ress.2017.05.029
  • Xu, Q. , Gel, Y. , Ramirez, L. , Nezafati, K. , Zhang, Q. & Tsui, K-L. (2017). Forecasting influenza in Hong Kong with Google search queries and statistical model fusion. PLoS ONE. 12/5. e0176690 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176690
  • Wang, H. , Zhang, Q. & Yuan, J. (2017). Semantically Enhanced Medical Information Retrieval System: A Tensor Factorization Based Approach. IEEE Access. 5. 7584 - 7593. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2698142
  • Zheng, X. , Chen, W. , Wang, P. , Shen, D. , Chen, S. , Wang, X. , Zhang, Q. & Yang, L. (2016). Big Data for Social Transportation. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 17/3. 620 - 630. doi:10.1109/TITS.2015.2480157
  • Zhang, Q. , Zeng, D. , Wang, F.-Y. , Breiger, R. & Hendler, J.A. (2016). Brokers or Bridges? Exploring Structural Holes in a Crowdsourcing System. IEEE Computer. 49/6. 56 - 64. doi:10.1109/MC.2016.166
  • Wang, X. , Zheng, X. , Zhang, Q. , Wang, T. & Shen, D. (2016). Crowdsourcing in ITS: The State of the Work and the Networking. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 17/6. 1596 - 1605. doi:10.1109/TITS.2015.2513086
  • Zhang, Q. & Haglin, D. (2016). Semantic Similarity between Ontologies at Different Scales. IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. 3/2. 132 - 140. doi:10.1109/JAS.2016.7451100
  • Zhang, Q. & Xu, R. (joint first author). (2016). Understanding Online Health Groups for Depression: Social Network and Linguistic Perspectives. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 18/3. e63 doi:10.2196/jmir.5042
  • Wang, F.-Y. , Zeng, D. , Zhang, Q. , Hendler, J. & Cao, J. (1 Sep 2014). The Chinese “Human Flesh” Web: the first decade and beyond. Chinese Science Bulletin. 59/26. 3352 - 3361. doi:10.1007/s11434-014-0480-6
  • Wang, T. , Liu, Z. , Xiu, B. , Mo, H. & Zhang, Q. (2014). Characterizing the Evolution of Social Computing Research. IEEE Intelligent Systems. 29 (5). 48 - 56. doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.121
  • Zhang, Q. , Zeng, D. , Wang, F.-Y. & Wang, T. (21 Jun 2012). Understanding Crowd-Powered Search Groups: A Social Network Perspective. PLoS ONE. 7(6). e39749 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039749
  • Lai, G. , Zhang, Q. , Wen, D. , Gao, Y. , Feng, Z. , Ke, G. & Lu, H. (2012). A Prototype of the Next Generation Journal System for ITS: Academic Social Networking and Media Based on Web 3.0. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 13(2). 1078 - 1087.
  • Wang, T. , Zhang, Q. , Liu, Z. , Liu, W. & Wen, D. (2012). On Social Computing Research Collaboration Patterns: A Social Network Perspective. Frontiers of Computer Sciences. 6(1). 122 - 130.
  • Zheng, X. , Zhong, Y. , Wang, F.-Y. , Zeng, D. , Zhang, Q. & Cui, K. (2011). Social Dynamics Research Based on Internet Information. Journal of Complex Systems and Complexity Science. 8(3). 1 - 12.
  • Zhang, Q. , Feng, Z. , Li, X. , Zheng, X. & Zhang, L. (2010). 25 Years’ Collaborations at IEEE Intelligent Systems. IEEE Intelligent Systems. 25(6). 67 - 75.
  • Feng, Z. , Zhang, Q. , Li, X. , Ke, G. & Xiong, G. (2010). A Bibliographic Analysis of the IEEE Intelligent Systems. IEEE Intelligent Systems. 25(6). 59 - 66.
  • Wang, F.-Y. , Zeng, D. , Hendler, J. , Zhang, Q. , Feng, Z. , Gao, Y. , Wang, H. & Lai, G. (2010). A Study of Human Flesh Search Engine: Crowd-Powered Expansion of Online Knowledge. IEEE Computer. 43(8). 45 - 53 (as cover feature).

Conference Paper

  • Wang, H. & Zhang, Q. (2017). Semantic Expansion Network based Relevance Analysis for Medical Information Retrieval. International Conference for Smart Health. Hong Kong.
  • Xu, R. & Zhang, Q. (Jan 2016). Social Dynamics of the Online Health Communities for Mental Health. International Conference of Smart Health. 9545. (pp. 267 - 277). Phoenix. USA: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29175-8_25
  • Huang, J. , Zhang, Q. , Li, L. , Yang, Y. , Chiaradia, AJF. , Pryor, M.R. & Webster, C.J. (2016). Pleasant Urban Experiences: ReExamining Place-Making Theories Using Social Media Data in High-Density Cities. the 52nd International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Congress. Durban. South Africa: ISOCARP.
  • Halcrow, C. & Zhang, Q. (Jun 2015). A values and psychological attribute approach to the analysis of the Scottish Independence Referendum context in Twitter. ACM Web Science Conference. Oxford. UK: University of Oxford.
  • Zhang, Q. , Makni, B. & Hendler, J. (Aug 2014). The Twitter Observatory: Exploring Social and Semantic Relationships in Social Media. 8th Chinese Semantic Web & Web Science Conference (CSWS 2014). Wuhan. China: WHU.
  • Zeng, K. , Wang, X. , Zhang, Q. , Zhang, X. & Wang, F.-Y. (Jul 2014). Behavior Modeling of Internet Water Army in Online Forums. The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014). (pp. 9858 - 9863). Cape Town. South Africa: IFAC.
  • Gloria, M.J.K. , McGuinness, D.L. , Luciano, J.S. & Zhang, Q. (2013). Exploration in Web Science: Instruments for Web Observatories. 1st International Web Observatory Workshop (WOW'13, in conjunction with WWW'13). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil: IW3C2.
  • Dominic, D. , Zhang, Q. , Gloria, M.J.K. & Hendler, J. (2013). Large Scale Social Network Analyss Using Semantic Web Technologies. Semantics for Big Data (S4BD), AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium. Arlington, VA. USA: AAAI.
  • Wang, T. , Zhang, Q. , Fu, J. , Wang, X. & Zheng, S. (2013). What is the Difference of Human Flesh Search Dissemination?. Pacific AsiaWorkshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics, (PAISI’13, in conjunction IJCAI’13). Beijing. China: IJCAI.
  • Gloria, M.J.K. , Bazan, S. & Zhang, Q. (2013). When Freedom Goes Global: Are We All Equally Safe On Social Media?. ACM Web Science 2013 (WebSci’13). Paris. France: ACM.
  • Zhang, Q. , Feng, Z. , Zeng, D. & Wang, F.-Y. (2010). Modeling Cyber-Enabled Crowd-Powered Search. The Second China National Conference on Social Computing (NCSC'10). Beijing. China: CAA and ACM.

Book Chapter

  • Xu, R. , Zhou, J. , Zhang, Q. & Hendler, J. (2017). Research on Online Health Communities, A Systematic Review. Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (2nd edition). Springer.
  • Zhang, Q. , DiFranzo, D. & Hendler, J. (2017). Social Networking on the World Wide Web (2nd edition). Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (2nd edition).
  • Cao, J. , Duan, D. , Yang, L. , Zhang, Q. , Wang, S. & Wang, F.-Y. (2016). Social influence analysis in the big data era - A review. Big Data over Networks. Cambridge University Press. 9781107099005.
  • Ma, ZS. , Zhang, C. , Zhang, Q. , Li, J. , Qi, L. & Yang, X. (2016). A Brief Review on the Ecological Network Analysis with Applications in the Emerging Medical Ecology. Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. Springer. doi:10.1007/8623_2016_204
  • Xu, D. , Meng, C. , Zhang, Q. , Bhardwaj, P. & Son, Y.-J. (2014). A Hybrid Simulation-based Duopoly Game Framework for Analysis of Supply Chain and Marketing Activities. Applications of Multi-Criteria and Game Theory Approaches. (pp. 227 - 261). Springer. 978-1-4471-5294-1.
  • Zhang, Q. , Dominic, D. & Hendler, J. (2014). Social Networking on the World Wide Web. Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. (pp. 1879 - 1892). New York. Springer. 978-1-4614-6169-2. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_104


Open positions

  • I am looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to do research on social network analysis and healthcare analytics. Interested candidates please send your CV, transcripts, and publications (if any) to me for consideration.


Last update date : 30 Aug 2017