Jitao Sang (桑基韬)

Assistant Professor
National Lab of Pattern Recognition
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

13-11, Intelligent Building
No.95, Zhongguancun East Rd., Beijing, China 100190
Email:   jtsang AT nlpr.ia.ac.cn
Link to my CV: [pdf]

About Me:

My research falls in the field of multimedia, data mining and machine learning. I'm interested in exploring and exploiting the UGC (User-Generated Content) in social media services for both multimedia understanding and user modeling. The very recent works focus on cross-OSN data mining and applications, i.e., to connect the isolated social media data in different OSNs (Online Social Network). I has authored one book, co-authored 50+ papers in journals and conferences like TIST, TMM, TOMM, ACM Multimedia, ICMR, CIKM, etc.



I am associate editor in Neurocomputing, KSII TIIS, (leading) guest editor in Multimedia System Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications. I have served as program co-chair in PCM 2015, ICIMCS 2015, publicity chair in MMM 2015, publication chair in ICIMCS 2013, 2014, special session organizer in ICME2015, MMM2013, ICIMCS 2013, and program committee member in 10+ conferences (MM2013, MM2014, CIKM2014, etc.). I am tutorial speaker at ACM Multimedia (2014&2015), ACM ICMR 2015, ICME 2015 and MMM 2015. I am member of IEEE, ACM and CCF.



Experience:

|| Startrack Visting Young Faculty (“铸星计划”), Microsoft Research Asia     2015.11-now


|| Assistant Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA)     2012.07-now


|| Adjunct Researcher, Chinese-Singapore Institute of Digital Media     2013.01-2014.06


|| Research Intern, Microsoft Research Asia (Advisor: Dr. Tao Mei)     2011.06-2011.11


|| Research Assistant, Multimedia Computing Lab, CASIA (Advisor: Prof. Changsheng Xu)     2010.01-2012.06


|| Research Assistant, Center for Biometrics and Security Research, CASIA (Advisor: Prof. Stan Z. Li)     2007.03.01-2009.12



News:

[CALL FOR PAPER]   Neurocomputing special issue on "Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Big Multimedia Analysis". [link]

[2015-12]   The dataset of CrossOSN-U is released: cross-OSN data mining and application based on overlapped users. [link]

[2015-11]   I gave a tutorial on Cross-OSN Social Multimedia Computing at ACM Multimedia 2015. [slide]

[2015-06]   Our paper on cross-OSN user modeling was awarded the Best Student Paper in ICMR 2015. [link]  [project]

[2015-01]   My Springer book on Social Multimedia Computing is now visible online. [link]





Project:

Complex Multimedia Content Analysis, Recommendation and Demonstration in Big Data (Key program of NSFC, 2015-2019)

Deputy Investigator


Multimedia Big Data Analysis and Applications (Pre-research Foundation of General Armament Department, 2015-2018)

Deputy Investigator


Heterogeneous Cross-platform Media Semantic Collaboration (Key program of NSFC, 2014-2018)

Sub-project Investigator


Cross-network User Collaboration in Social Media (NSFC, 2014-2016)

Principal Investigator


Foundation of CAS Youth Innovation Promotion Association (中国科学院青年创新促进会, 2013-2016)

Principal Investigator


Cyber-Physical Footprint Association for Urban Computing (MSRA Urban Informatics project, 2014-2015)

Principal Investigator


Web Event Retrieval in Social Media (2014-2015)

Principal Investigator



Award:

|| Best Student Paper, ACM ICMR 2015    2015


|| CAS-Springer Excellent Doctoral Theses    2014


|| Excellent Doctoral Theses Candidate of China Computer Federation (CCF优秀博士论文提名)    2013


|| Best Paper Finalist, ACM Multimedia 2013    2013


|| Best Oral Paper Award, National Conference on Multimedia Technology (NCMT 2013)    in Chinese, 2013


|| Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院优秀博士论文)  2013


|| Best Student Paper, International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM 2013)   2013


|| Special Prize, President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院院长特别奖)  2012


|| Best Paper Finalist, ACM Multimedia 2012    2012


|| Excellent Graduate Students of Chinese Academy of Sciences  2012




Selected Publications

(to be added)

[DBLP]   [Google Scholar]  [Full List]

[Book & Survey]
  • Jitao Sang.
    User-centric Social Multimedia Computing.   [link]
    Springer, ISBN 978-3-662-44670-6, pp. 1-103.

[Cross-OSN Data Mining and Applications]
  • Jitao Sang, Zhengyu Deng, Changsheng Xu.
    Cross-OSN User Modeling by Homogeneous Behavior Quantification and Local Social Regularization[paper]  [data]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.

  • Ming Yan, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Unified YouTube Video Recommendation via Cross-network Collaboration. [paper]  [project]   [data]
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR oral), 2015.   Best Student Paper

  • Ming Yan, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    YouTube Video Promotion by Cross-network Association: @Britney to Advertise gangnam style[paper]  [project]   [data]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.

  • Ming Yan, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Mining Cross-network Association for YouTube Video Promotion. [paper]  [project]   [data]
    ACM Multimedia (MM oral), 2014.

  • Zhengyu Deng, Ming Yan, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu
    Twitter is Faster: Personalized Time-aware Video Recommendation from Twitter to YouTube. [paper] [project]  [data]
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2014.

  • Ming Yan, Jitao Sang, Tao Mei, Changsheng Xu
    Friendtransfer: Cold-start Friend Recommendation with Cross-platform Transfer Learning of Social Knowledge. [paper] [project]  [data]
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME oral), 2013.

[Social Media-based Multimedia Understanding]
  • Quan Fang, Changsheng Xu, Jitao Sang.
    Word-of-Mouth Understanding: Entity-Centric Multimodal Aspect-Opinion Mining in Social Media[paper]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.

  • Zhaoquan Yuan, Changsheng Xu, Jitao Sang, Shuicheng Yan.
    Learning Feature Hierarchies: A Layer-wise Tag-embedded Approach.   [paper]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.

  • Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Discovering Geo-Informative Attributes for Location Recognition and Exploration.   [paper]  [project]
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2014.

  • Zhaoquan Yuan, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu, Shuicheng Yan.
    A Unified Framework of Latent Feature Learning in Social Media.   [paper]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2014.

  • Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    GIANT: Geo-Informative Attributes for locatioN recogniTion and exploration.   [paper]   [project]
    ACM Multimedia (MM oral), 2013.   Best Paper Finalist

  • Zhaoquan Yuan, Jitao Sang, Yan Liu, Changsheng Xu.
    Latent Feature Learning in Social Media Network .   [paper]
    ACM Multimedia (MM oral), 2013.

  • Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Paint the City Colorfully: Location Visualization from Multiple Themes .   [paper]  [project]
    International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), 2013. Best Student Paper

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu, Jing Liu.
    User-aware Image Tag Refinement via Ternary Semantic Analysis.   [paper]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2012.

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Robust Face-Name Graph Matching for Movie Character Identification .   [paper] 
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2012.

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Browse by chunks: Topic Mining and organizing on Web-scale Social media .   [paper] 
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2011.

  • Jitao Sang, Chao Liang, Changsheng Xu, Jian Cheng.
    Robust Movie Character Identification and the Sensitivity Analysis .   [paper]
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME oral), 2011.

[User Modeling and Personalized Web Services]
  • Jitao Sang, Dongyuan Lu and Changsheng Xu.
    A Probabilistic Framework for Temporal User Modeling on Microblogs.  [paper]
    ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM oral), 2015.

  • Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Relational User Attribute Inference in Social Media.
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2015.

  • Jitao Sang, Tao Mei, Changsheng Xu.
    Activity Sensor: Check-in Usage Mining for Local Recommendation.
    ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 2014.

  • Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu, Yong Rui.
    Topic-Sensitive Influencer Mining in Interest-Based Social Media Networks via Hypergraph Learning .  [paper] [project]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2014.

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Social Influence Analysis and Application on Multimedia Sharing Websites .  [paper] [project]
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 2013.

  • Jitao Sang, Tao Mei, Ying-Qing Xu, Chen Zhao, Changsheng Xu, and Shipeng Li.
    Interaction Design for Mobile Visual Search .  [paper] [demo]@youtube
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2013.

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu.
    Right Buddy Makes the Difference: an Early Exploration of Social Relation Analysis in Multimedia Applications.   [paper]  [project]
    ACM Multimedia (MM oral), 2012.   Best Paper Finalist

  • Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu, Dongyuan Lu.
    Learn to Personalized Image Search from the Photo Sharing Websites .  [paper]
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2012.

  • Jitao Sang, Tao Mei, Jian-Tao Sun, Changsheng Xu, Shipeng Li.
    Probabilistic Sequential POIs Recommendation via Check-in Data .  [paper]
    ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 2012.


Service:

|| Associate Editor, Neurocomputing, KSII TIIS


|| (Leading) Guest Editor, Mutimedia System Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications


|| Program Co-Chair, PCM 2015, ICIMCS 2015


|| Program Chair and Organizer, The 1st and 2nd Symposium on Social Multimedia Computing (SMC 2013, SMC 2014)


|| Publicity Chair, MMM 2015, PCM 2016, ICIMCS 2017


|| Special Session Organizer, ICME 2015, MMM 2013, ICIMCS 2013


|| Publication Chair, ICIMCS 2014, ICIMCS 2013


|| Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia 2015&2014&2013, ICME 2015&2014, CIKM 2014, MMM 2014


|| Journal Reviewer, TMM, TNNLS, TOMCCAP, TCSVT, Neurocomputing, TPAMI, IEEE Multimedia, Multimedia System Journal, Information Sciences, Machine Vision and Applications