About Me: Fan Zhang (张帆)

I am now a tenure-track associate professor in the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Before that, I received my Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in Computer Science and Technology, under the supervision of Professor Yiqun Liu. My major research interests are in Information Retrieval, Search Evaluation, and User Behavior Analysis. I also served as a reviewer and PC member for SIGIR, WWW, WSDM, CIKM, KDD, IJCAI, ICTIR, etc.

News

  • Our paper titled “Conversational vs Traditional: Comparing Search Behavior and Outcome in Legal Case Retrieval” has been published at SIGIR 2021
  • Our paper titled “Towards a Better Understanding of Query Reformulation Behavior in Web Search” has been published at WebConf 2021
  • Our article titled “User Behavior Modeling for Web Search Evaluation” has been published in AI Open
  • Our paper titled “Models Versus Satisfaction: Towards a Better Understanding of Evaluation Metrics” won the Full Paper Honorable Mention at SIGIR 2020!

Publications

  • Bulou Liu, Yueyue Wu, Yiqun Liu, Fan Zhang, Yunqiu Shao, Chenliang Li, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. Conversational vs Traditional: Comparing Search Behavior and Outcome in Legal Case Retrieval. The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2021).
  • Jia Chen, Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, Fan Zhang, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma. Towards a Better Understanding of Query Reformulation Behavior in Web Search. The Web Conference 2021 (WebConf 2021).
  • Fan Zhang, Yiqun Liu, Jiaxin Mao, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma. User Behavior Modeling for Web Search Evaluation. AI Open, 2020, 1: 40-56.
  • Fan Zhang, Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, Xiaohui Xie, Weizhi Ma, Min Zhang, and Shaoping Ma. Models Versus Satisfaction: Towards a Better Understanding of Evaluation Metrics. The 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2020 Full Paper Honorable Mention).
  • Fan Zhang, Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, Weizhi Ma, Min Zhang, and Shaoping Ma. Cascade or Recency: Constructing Better Evaluation Metrics for Session Search. The 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2020).
  • Yunqiu Shao, Yiqun Liu, Fan Zhang, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. On Annotation Methodologies for Image Search Evaluation. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2019, 37(3): 1-32. (TOIS).
  • Fan Zhang, Ke Zhou, Yunqiu Shao, Cheng Luo, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. How Well do Offline and Online Evaluation Metrics Measure User Satisfaction in Web Image Search? The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2018).
  • Fan Zhang, Yiqun Liu, Xin Li, Min Zhang, Yinghui Xu and Shaoping Ma. Evaluating Web Search with a Bejeweled Player Model. The 40th ACM SIGIR International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2017 Best Student Paper Award).
  • Cheng Luo, Yiqun Liu, Tetsuya Sakai, Fan Zhang, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. Evaluating Mobile Search with Height-Biased Gain. The 40th ACM SIGIR International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2017).
  • Cheng Luo, Yiqun Liu, Tetsuya Sakai, Ke Zhou, Fan Zhang, Xue Li and Shaoping Ma. Does Document Relevance Affect the Searcher’s Perception of Time? The Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2017).
  • Cheng Luo, Xue Li, Yiqun Liu, Tetsuya Sakai, Fan Zhang, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. Investigating Users’ Time Perception during Web Search. The 2nd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR 2017).
  • Cheng Luo, Fan Zhang, Xue Li, Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma. Manipulating Time Perception of Web Search Users. First ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2016).

Awards

  • Full Paper Honorable Mention Award of SIGIR 2020.
  • Best Student Paper Award of SIGIR 2017.