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Hao Ma

Research Group

Internet Services Research Center, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA.

Education

Ph.D at Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research Interests

Information Retrieval, Recommender System, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis.

Selected Publications

- Tutorial and Invited Talk

    • Invited talk: "Learning to Recommend with Social Information". The Eighth ICSA International Conference: Frontiers of Interdisciplinary and Methodological Statistical Research (ICSA 2010), Guangzhou, China, Dec. 19-22, 2010.
    • Tutorial: "Introduction to Social Recommendation". Presented with Prof. Irwin King and Prof. Michael R. Lyu, 19th ACM International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), Raleigh, North Carolina USA, April 26-30, 2010.  

- Journal

    • Hao Ma, Irwin King and Michael R. Lyu. "Learning to Recommend with Explicit and Implicit Social Relations". To appear in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 2011.
    • Hao Ma, Michael R. Lyu and Irwin King. "Improving Recommender Systems by Incorporating Social Contextual Information", To appear in ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011.
    • Hao Ma, Irwin King and Michael R. Lyu. "Mining Web Graphs for Recommendations". To appear in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering (TKDE), 2011.
    • Hao Ma, Jacky Zhu, Michael R. Lyu and Irwin King. Bridging the Semantic Gap between Image Contents and Tags. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 462-473, August 2010.
    • Zibin Zheng, Hao Ma, Michael R. Lyu, and Irwin King. Web Service QoS Prediction by Collaborative Filtering. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), 2010.
    • Jiannong Cao, Lin Liao, Guojun Wang, Hao Ma, Bin Xiao, A Novel Dual-Key Management Protocol based on a Hierarchical Multicast Infrastructure in Mobile Internet, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), vol. 4, no. 3/4, pp. 183-190, 2009.

- Conference

  • Bin Bi, Hao Ma, Paul Hsu, Wei Chu, Kuansan Wang and Junghoo Cho. Learning to Recommend Related Entities to Search Users. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2015), Shanghai, China, Feb. 2-6, 2015.
  • Hao Ma. On Measuring Social Friend Interest Similarities in Recommender Systems. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2014), Gold Coast, Australia, Jul. 6 - 11, 2014.
  • Ming-Wei Chang, Bo-June Hsu, Hao Ma, Ricky Loynd, Kuansan Wang. E2E: An End-to-end Entity Linking System for Short and Noisy Text. #Microposts2014 NEEL Challenge, WWW 2014, Seoul, Korea, Apr. 7-11, 2014.
  • Xiao Yu, Hao Ma, Paul Hsu and Jiawei Han. On Building Entity Recommender Systems Using User Click Log and Freebase Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2014), New York City, NY, USA, Feb. 24-28, 2014.
  • Hao Ma. An Experimental Study on Implicit Social Recommendation. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2013), Dublin, Ireland, Jul. 28th - Aug. 1st, 2013.
  • Yang Song, Hao Ma, Hongning Wang, and Kuansan Wang. Exploring and Exploiting User Search Behavior on Mobile and Tablet Devices to Improve Search Relevance. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13- 17, 2013.
  • Wujie Zheng, Hao Ma, M.R. Lyu, Tao Xie and Irwin King. Mining Test Oracles of Web Search Engines. In Proceedings of the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011), Lawrence, Kan., US, November 6-10, 2011.
  • Jianke Zhu, Hao Ma, Chun Chen and Jiajun Bu. Social Recommendation Using Low-Rank Semidefinite Program. In Proceedings of the 25th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2011), San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-11, 2011.
  • Hao Ma, Chao Liu, Irwin King and Michael R. Lyu. Probabilistic Factor Models for Web Site Recommendation. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Beijing, China, Jul. 24-28, 2011.
  • Hao Ma, Dengyong Zhou, Chao Liu, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King. Recommender Systems with Social Regularization. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2011), Hong Kong, Feb. 09-12, 2011.
  • Hao Ma, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King. Diversifying Query Suggestion Results. In Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2010), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 11–15, 2010.
  • Tom Chao Zhou, Hao Ma, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu. UserRec: A User Recommendation Framework in Social Tagging Systems. In Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2010), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 11–15, 2010.
  • Hao Ma, Raman Chandrasekar, Chris Quirk, Abhishek Gupta. Improving Search Engines Using Human Computation Games. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009), Hong Kong, China, November 2-6, 2009.
  • Hao Ma, Haixuan Yang, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu. Semi-Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Global Statistical Consistency in Collaborative Filtering. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009), Hong Kong, China, November 2-6, 2009.
  • Hao Ma, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King. Learning to Recommend with Trust and Distrust Relationships. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2009), New York City, NY, USA, October 22-25, 2009.
  • Hao Ma, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu. Learning to Recommend with Social Trust Ensemble. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2009), Boston, MA, USA, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Hao Ma, Raman Chandrasekar, Chris Quirk, Abhishek Gupta. Page Hunt: Improving Search Engines Using Human Computation Games. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2009), Boston, MA, USA, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Hao Ma, Haixuan Yang, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King. SoRec: Social Recommendation Using Probabilistic Matrix Factorization. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008), pages 931-940, Napa Valley, California USA, October 26-30, 2008.
  • Hao Ma, Haixuan Yang, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu. Learning Latent Semantic Relations from Clickthrough Data for Query Suggestion. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008), pages 709-718, Napa Valley, California USA, October 26-30, 2008.
  • Hao Ma, Haixuan Yang, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King. Mining Social Networks Using Heat Diffusion Processes for Marketing Candidates Selection. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008), pages 233-242, Napa Valley, California USA, October 26-30, 2008.
  • Hao Ma, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu. Effective Missing Data Prediction for Collaborative Filtering. Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2007), pages 39-46, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 23-27, 2007.

Professional Activities

- Organizing Committee

- Program Committee

 

Contact:

Mailing Address:

Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Fax:
+1 425-936-7329

Email:
haoma at microsoft dot com

  

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