Dr Zaiqiao Meng

  • Lecturer (School of Computing Science)

telephone: 01413304271
email: Zaiqiao.Meng@glasgow.ac.uk

220B Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QN

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5374-0318

Biography

I currently hold the position of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Glasgow, situated within the esteemed Information Retrieval Group and IDA section of the School of Computing Science. Additionally, I serve as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Language Technology Lab (LTL) at the University of Cambridge.

In my previous roles, I conducted research as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Language Technology Lab (LTL) of the University of Cambridge and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Information Retrieval group of the University of Glasgow

I obtained my PhD in computer science from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in December 2018. I also have been a visiting PhD student at the MINE lab of KAUST.
 
Currently, I am co-leading the Glasgow AI4BioMed Lab, focusing on research topics in Natural Language Processing, with a specific emphasis on LLMs, as well as Knowledge Extraction, Representation & Reasoning Learning, particularly within BioMedical applications. If you are interested in collaborating or pursuing a PhD with me, please refer to this post for more details.
 

 

Research interests

My research focuses on the intersection of machine learning, knowledge graphs, and natural language processing, with a current emphasis on biomedical applications.

  • Machine Learning
  • Geometric Deep Learning (Graph Neural Networks)
  • Knowledge Graph Construction, Utilisation and Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Large Language Models
  • Recommender Systems
  • Healthcare Related Applications (e.g. Clinical Summarisation, Disease Outbreak Surveillance and Drug Discovery)

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2024

Meng, Z., Meng, Z. and Ounis, I. (2024) FusionDTI: Fine-grained Binding Discovery with Token-level Fusion for Drug-Target Interaction. 5th AI for Science workshop: Scaling in AI for SCientific Discovery at The 41st International Conference on Machine Learning, Vienna, Austria, 26-27 July 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

Cao, J., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Knowledge graph embedding: a survey from the perspective of representation spaces. ACM Computing Surveys, 56(6), pp. 1-42. (doi: 10.1145/3643806)

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2024) REANO: Optimising Retrieval-Augmented Reader Models through Knowledge Graph Generation. In: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2024), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 Aug 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Frisoni, G., Cocchieri, A., Presepi, A., Moro, G. and Meng, Z. (2024) To Generate or to Retrieve? On the Effectiveness of Artificial Contexts for Medical Open-Domain Question Answering. In: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2024), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 August 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Arslan Manzoor, M., AlBarri, S., Xian, Z., Meng, Z. , Nakov, P. and Liang, S. (2024) Multimodality representation learning: a survey on evolution, pretraining and its applications. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, 20(3), 74. (doi: 10.1145/3617833)

Tang, S., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Dynamic co-embedding model for temporal attributed networks. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 35(3), pp. 3488-3502. (doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2022.3193564) (PMID:35900994)

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2024) Enhancing Late Interaction with Informative Entities for Passage Retrieval. 46th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2024): The First Knowledge-Enhanced Information Retrieval Workshop (KEIR@ECIR 2024), Glasgow, Scotland, 24-28 March 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

Chen, G., Li, X., Meng, Z. , Liang, S. and Bing, L. (2024) CLEX: Continuous Length Extrapolation for Large Language Models. In: 12th International Conference on Learning Representations, Vienna, Austria, 7-11 May 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Chen, X., Wang, Y., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Heterogeneous graph contrastive learning with metapath-based augmentations. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 8(1), pp. 1003-1014. (doi: 10.1109/TETCI.2023.3322341)

Long, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Aragon Camarasa, G. and Meng, Z. (2024) LACVIT: A Label-aware Contrastive Fine-tuning Framework for Vision Transformers. In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2024), Seoul, Korea, 14-19 Apr 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

2023

Fu, Z., Zhang, M., Meng, Z. , Shen, Y., Buckeridge, D. and Collier, N. (2023) BAND: Biomedical Alert News Dataset. In: 38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-24), Vancouver, Canada, 20-27 February 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Cao, P., Wang, Y., Zhang, Q. and Meng, Z. (2023) GenKIE: Robust Generative Multimodal Document Key Information Extraction. In: 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2023), Singapore, 06-10 Dec 2023, pp. 14702-14713. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.findings-emnlp.979)

Fu, Z., Su, Y., Meng, Z. and Collier, N. (2023) Biomedical Named Entity Recognition via Dictionary-based Synonym Generalization. In: 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2023), Singapore, 06-10 Dec 2023, pp. 14621-14635. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.emnlp-main.903)

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2023) KGPR: Knowledge Graph Enhanced Passage Ranking. In: 32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Birmingham, UK, 21-25 Oct 2023, pp. 3880-3885. ISBN 9798400701245 (doi: 10.1145/3583780.3615252)

Wu, B., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Dynamic Bayesian contrastive predictive coding model for personalized product search. ACM Transactions on the Web, (doi: 10.1145/3609225) (Early Online Publication)

Fang, J., Wang, X., Meng, Z. , Xie, P., Huang, F. and Jiang, Y. (2023) MANNER: A Variational Memory-Augmented Model for Cross Domain Few-Shot Named Entity Recognition. In: 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL '23), Toronto, Canada, 9-14 July 2023, (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.acl-long.234)

Liu, S., Meng, Z. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2023) Graph neural pre-training for recommendation with side information. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 41(3), 74. (doi: 10.1145/3568953)

Yuan, Z., Hu, S., Vulic, I., Korhonen, A. and Meng, Z. (2023) Can Pretrained Language Models (Yet) Reason Deductively? In: 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2023), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-6 May 2023, pp. 1447-1462. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.eacl-main.106)

Wang, Y., Chen, X., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Enhancing conversational recommendation systems with representation fusion. ACM Transactions on the Web, 17(1), 6. (doi: 10.1145/3577034)

Chen, G., Liu, F., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Revisiting Parameter-Efficient Tuning: Are We Really There Yet? In: 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2022), Abu Dhabi, 7-11 Dec 2022, pp. 2612-2626.

2022

Meng, Z. et al. (2022) BioCaster in 2021: automatic disease outbreaks detection from global news media. Bioinformatics, 38(18), pp. 4446-4448. (doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btac497) (PMID:35900173) (PMCID:PMC9477518)

Meng, Z. , Liu, F., Shareghi, E., Su, Y., Collins, C. and Collier, N. (2022) Rewire-then-Probe: A Contrastive Recipe for Probing Biomedical Knowledge of Pre-trained Language Models. In: 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022), Dublin, Ireland, 22-27 May 2022, pp. 4798-4810.

Wang, Y., Xin, X., Meng, Z. , Jose, J. M. , Feng, F. and He, X. (2022) Learning Robust Recommenders Through Cross-Model Agreement. In: ACM Web Conference 2022, Lyon, France, 25-29 April 2022, pp. 2015-2025. ISBN 9781450390965 (doi: 10.1145/3485447.3512202)

Liang, S., Luo, Y. and Meng, Z. (2022) Profiling users for question answering communities via flow-based constrained co-embedding model. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 40(2), 34. (doi: 10.1145/3470565)

2021

Meng, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2021) Variational Bayesian representation learning for grocery recommendation. Information Retrieval, 24(4-5), pp. 347-369. (doi: 10.1007/s10791-021-09397-1)

2020

Meng, Z. , Mccreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2020) Exploring Data Splitting Strategies for the Evaluation of Recommendation Models. In: 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2020), 22-26 Sep 2020, pp. 681-686. ISBN 9781450375832 (doi: 10.1145/3383313.3418479)

Meng, Z. et al. (2020) BETA-Rec: Build, Evaluate and Tune Automated Recommender Systems. In: 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2020), 22-26 Sep 2020, pp. 588-590. ISBN 9781450375832 (doi: 10.1145/3383313.3411524)

Huang, H., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2020) Recurrent neural variational model for follower-based influence maximization. Information Sciences, 528, pp. 280-293. (doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2020.04.023)

Liu, S., Ounis, I. , Macdonald, C. and Meng, Z. (2020) A Heterogeneous Graph Neural Model for Cold-Start Recommendation. In: 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2020), Xi'an, China, 25-30 Jul 2020, pp. 2029-2032. ISBN 9781450380164 (doi: 10.1145/3397271.3401252)

2019

Meng, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2019) Variational Bayesian Context-aware Representation for Grocery Recommendation. In: 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys19) - CARS 2019 Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-20 Sept 2019,

Meng, Z. , Liang, S., Fang, J. and Xiao, T. (2019) Semi-supervisedly Co-embedding Attributed Networks. In: Thirty-third Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019), Vancouver, Canada, 08-14 Dec 2019,

This list was generated on Wed Jun 19 02:20:01 2024 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Cao, J., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Knowledge graph embedding: a survey from the perspective of representation spaces. ACM Computing Surveys, 56(6), pp. 1-42. (doi: 10.1145/3643806)

Arslan Manzoor, M., AlBarri, S., Xian, Z., Meng, Z. , Nakov, P. and Liang, S. (2024) Multimodality representation learning: a survey on evolution, pretraining and its applications. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, 20(3), 74. (doi: 10.1145/3617833)

Tang, S., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Dynamic co-embedding model for temporal attributed networks. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 35(3), pp. 3488-3502. (doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2022.3193564) (PMID:35900994)

Chen, X., Wang, Y., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2024) Heterogeneous graph contrastive learning with metapath-based augmentations. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 8(1), pp. 1003-1014. (doi: 10.1109/TETCI.2023.3322341)

Wu, B., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Dynamic Bayesian contrastive predictive coding model for personalized product search. ACM Transactions on the Web, (doi: 10.1145/3609225) (Early Online Publication)

Liu, S., Meng, Z. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2023) Graph neural pre-training for recommendation with side information. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 41(3), 74. (doi: 10.1145/3568953)

Wang, Y., Chen, X., Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Enhancing conversational recommendation systems with representation fusion. ACM Transactions on the Web, 17(1), 6. (doi: 10.1145/3577034)

Meng, Z. et al. (2022) BioCaster in 2021: automatic disease outbreaks detection from global news media. Bioinformatics, 38(18), pp. 4446-4448. (doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btac497) (PMID:35900173) (PMCID:PMC9477518)

Liang, S., Luo, Y. and Meng, Z. (2022) Profiling users for question answering communities via flow-based constrained co-embedding model. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 40(2), 34. (doi: 10.1145/3470565)

Meng, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2021) Variational Bayesian representation learning for grocery recommendation. Information Retrieval, 24(4-5), pp. 347-369. (doi: 10.1007/s10791-021-09397-1)

Huang, H., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2020) Recurrent neural variational model for follower-based influence maximization. Information Sciences, 528, pp. 280-293. (doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2020.04.023)

Conference or Workshop Item

Meng, Z., Meng, Z. and Ounis, I. (2024) FusionDTI: Fine-grained Binding Discovery with Token-level Fusion for Drug-Target Interaction. 5th AI for Science workshop: Scaling in AI for SCientific Discovery at The 41st International Conference on Machine Learning, Vienna, Austria, 26-27 July 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2024) Enhancing Late Interaction with Informative Entities for Passage Retrieval. 46th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2024): The First Knowledge-Enhanced Information Retrieval Workshop (KEIR@ECIR 2024), Glasgow, Scotland, 24-28 March 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2024) REANO: Optimising Retrieval-Augmented Reader Models through Knowledge Graph Generation. In: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2024), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 Aug 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Frisoni, G., Cocchieri, A., Presepi, A., Moro, G. and Meng, Z. (2024) To Generate or to Retrieve? On the Effectiveness of Artificial Contexts for Medical Open-Domain Question Answering. In: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2024), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 August 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Chen, G., Li, X., Meng, Z. , Liang, S. and Bing, L. (2024) CLEX: Continuous Length Extrapolation for Large Language Models. In: 12th International Conference on Learning Representations, Vienna, Austria, 7-11 May 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Long, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Aragon Camarasa, G. and Meng, Z. (2024) LACVIT: A Label-aware Contrastive Fine-tuning Framework for Vision Transformers. In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2024), Seoul, Korea, 14-19 Apr 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Fu, Z., Zhang, M., Meng, Z. , Shen, Y., Buckeridge, D. and Collier, N. (2023) BAND: Biomedical Alert News Dataset. In: 38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-24), Vancouver, Canada, 20-27 February 2024, (Accepted for Publication)

Cao, P., Wang, Y., Zhang, Q. and Meng, Z. (2023) GenKIE: Robust Generative Multimodal Document Key Information Extraction. In: 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2023), Singapore, 06-10 Dec 2023, pp. 14702-14713. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.findings-emnlp.979)

Fu, Z., Su, Y., Meng, Z. and Collier, N. (2023) Biomedical Named Entity Recognition via Dictionary-based Synonym Generalization. In: 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2023), Singapore, 06-10 Dec 2023, pp. 14621-14635. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.emnlp-main.903)

Fang, J., Meng, Z. and Macdonald, C. (2023) KGPR: Knowledge Graph Enhanced Passage Ranking. In: 32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Birmingham, UK, 21-25 Oct 2023, pp. 3880-3885. ISBN 9798400701245 (doi: 10.1145/3583780.3615252)

Fang, J., Wang, X., Meng, Z. , Xie, P., Huang, F. and Jiang, Y. (2023) MANNER: A Variational Memory-Augmented Model for Cross Domain Few-Shot Named Entity Recognition. In: 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL '23), Toronto, Canada, 9-14 July 2023, (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.acl-long.234)

Yuan, Z., Hu, S., Vulic, I., Korhonen, A. and Meng, Z. (2023) Can Pretrained Language Models (Yet) Reason Deductively? In: 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2023), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-6 May 2023, pp. 1447-1462. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2023.eacl-main.106)

Chen, G., Liu, F., Meng, Z. and Liang, S. (2023) Revisiting Parameter-Efficient Tuning: Are We Really There Yet? In: 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2022), Abu Dhabi, 7-11 Dec 2022, pp. 2612-2626.

Meng, Z. , Liu, F., Shareghi, E., Su, Y., Collins, C. and Collier, N. (2022) Rewire-then-Probe: A Contrastive Recipe for Probing Biomedical Knowledge of Pre-trained Language Models. In: 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022), Dublin, Ireland, 22-27 May 2022, pp. 4798-4810.

Wang, Y., Xin, X., Meng, Z. , Jose, J. M. , Feng, F. and He, X. (2022) Learning Robust Recommenders Through Cross-Model Agreement. In: ACM Web Conference 2022, Lyon, France, 25-29 April 2022, pp. 2015-2025. ISBN 9781450390965 (doi: 10.1145/3485447.3512202)

Meng, Z. , Mccreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2020) Exploring Data Splitting Strategies for the Evaluation of Recommendation Models. In: 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2020), 22-26 Sep 2020, pp. 681-686. ISBN 9781450375832 (doi: 10.1145/3383313.3418479)

Meng, Z. et al. (2020) BETA-Rec: Build, Evaluate and Tune Automated Recommender Systems. In: 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2020), 22-26 Sep 2020, pp. 588-590. ISBN 9781450375832 (doi: 10.1145/3383313.3411524)

Liu, S., Ounis, I. , Macdonald, C. and Meng, Z. (2020) A Heterogeneous Graph Neural Model for Cold-Start Recommendation. In: 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2020), Xi'an, China, 25-30 Jul 2020, pp. 2029-2032. ISBN 9781450380164 (doi: 10.1145/3397271.3401252)

Meng, Z. , McCreadie, R. , Macdonald, C. and Ounis, I. (2019) Variational Bayesian Context-aware Representation for Grocery Recommendation. In: 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys19) - CARS 2019 Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-20 Sept 2019,

Meng, Z. , Liang, S., Fang, J. and Xiao, T. (2019) Semi-supervisedly Co-embedding Attributed Networks. In: Thirty-third Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019), Vancouver, Canada, 08-14 Dec 2019,

This list was generated on Wed Jun 19 02:20:01 2024 BST.

Supervision

  • Dong, Shen
    A Knowledge-Free Language Model for Data-to-Text Generation
  • Fang, Jinyuan
    Adversarial Attacks and Defenses on Multi-Relational Graphs
  • Meng, Zhaohan
    Heterogeneous entity representation learning for knowledge graph in biomedical science
  • Zhang, Xi
    Generative Multi-modal BioMedical Natural Language Modelling

Teaching

  • Recommender Systems (H / M) (COMPSCI4075 / COMPSCI5091 (23-24))
  • Introduction to Data Science and Systems (M) (COMPSCI5089(23-24))
  • Recommender Systems (H / M) (COMPSCI4075 / COMPSCI5091 (22-23))
  • Introduction to Data Science and Systems (M) (COMPSCI5089(22-23)) 
  • Recommender Systems (H / M) (COMPSCI4075 / COMPSCI5091 (21-22))