Yan (Michael) Zhang

Ph.D, Professor

Department of Machine Intelligence, Peking University, Beijing, 100871

Office:  2318S Building Yifuyuan 
Phone:  (8610) 62755592 
E-mail: zhy DOT cis AT pku DOT edu DOT cn

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Dr. Yan Zhang joined the Center for Information Science (Also known as: Department of Machine Intelligence, or Key Laboratory of Machine Perception) at Peking University in July 1995. He received his Ph.D in 2002 from  Department of Computer Science and Technology  at Peking University. His advisors were Prof. Shiwei Tang and Prof. Dongqing Yang

Yan visited the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from August 2004 to August 2005 as a visiting scholar, working with Prof. Yuanyuan Zhou (Now at UCSD). Yan also visited the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong from September 1996 to January 1997, working with Prof. Irwin King. Yan would thank Prof. Zhou and Prof. King, from whom he learned so much.

Yan's research interests are in intelligent information retrieval, big data processing and web technologies. He is particularly interested in information discovery, integration and searching on the web. His research group is named as DAIR (Data Analysis and Intelligent Retrieval).






Research Interests

Data Analysis and Intelligent Retrieval

Web Information Processing - Discovery, Integration, Organization, Retrieval, and Mining

Intelligent Document and e-Business

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Database Micro-architecture and Database Performance


04832580, Algorithm Design and Analysis (S), Spring 2013 - Now (Download Slides)

04814540, Web Information Processing, Spring 2002 - 2013 (Download Slides)

04831670, Computer Network and Web Technique, Fall 2006 - Now (Download Slides)


The Second Outstanding Scientific Paper Program, China Association for Science and Technology, 2017

Tianchuang Excellent Teaching Award, Peking University, 2016

Best Advisor Award in the "Challenge Cup" Wusi Academic Competition in Peking University, 2011

Huawei Excellent Teaching Award, Peking University, 2006

Youth Faculty Award from PKU-Fujitsu Joint Research Center of Information Science and Technology, 2006

Professional Service

CCF-TCDB Member, ACM Member, IEEE Member

Program Committee: AAAI2019, NDBC(2018, 2017, 2016,...), CCIR(2017, 2016,...), IJCNN2013, WWW2012

Workshop Co-chair: DMMOOC 2018 (with APWeb-WAIM 2018), DMMOOC 2017 (with DASFAA 2017), MPR 2016

Reviewer: NSFC (2007-now), MOE-RCOE (2015-now)

Reviewer: Elsevier (2011-now), JEDM (2017-now), Chinese Journal of Electronics (2007-now), Chinese Journal of Software (2007-now), Chinese Journal of Computers (2010-now)

Some Useful Links

Advice on Research and Writing  

Stanford InfoLab


School of Computer Science at CMU

US National Science Foundation

Yan Zhang, zhy AT cis.pku.edu.cn