Master Student at ShanghaiTech
I am Zepeng Zhang, a master student at ShanghaiTech University under the supervision of Prof. Ziping Zhao. I received my B.Eng. degree from Wuhan University (WHU) in 2020. During my undergraduate study, I spent a nice summer at City University of HongKong (CityU) as a visiting student.
My current research focuses on Graph Neural Networks and Optimization.
I am actively looking for a research intern position on topics about learning on graphs (start at any time)! I also plan to apply for a Ph.D. position starting from Fall 2023. Please contact me if there is a good opportunity.
- [Sep. 2021] Our paper has been selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE SPAWC 2021!
- [July 2021] One paper has been accepted by Asilomar 2021.
- [July 2021] One paper has been accepted by SPAWC 2021.
- [May 2021] One paper has been accepted by SSP 2021.
- [May 2021] One paper has been accepted by EUSIPCO 2021.
- [Sep. 2020] Begin master study in SIST @ ShanghaiTech University.
- [Aug. 2020] One paper has been accepted by Asilomar 2020.
Education & Experiences
School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China
Dec. 2019 - Present
Department of Measuting & Control Technology and Instrumentations, School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Sept. 2016 - June 2020
Department of Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, City Univercity of HongKong, HongKong
July 2019 - Sept. 2019
Rate Maximizations for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Aided Wireless Networks: A Unified Framework via Block Minorization-Maximization
Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao [Under Review]
Multi-Period Portfolio Optimization for Financial Index Tracking
Xiuyuan Huang, Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao, in Proc. of the 55th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (ACSSC/Asilomar), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Oct. 31th - Nov. 3rd, 2021.
Weighted Sum-Rate Maximization for Multi-Hop RIS-Aided Multi-User Communications: A Minorization-Maximization Approach
Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao, in Proc. of the 22nd IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Lucca, Italy, Sep. 27‐30, 2021.
Best Student Paper Award Finalist
Vast Portfolio Selection With Submodular Norm Regularizations
Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao, in Proc. of the 29th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 23-27, 2021.
Scalable Financial Index Tracking With Graph Neural Networks
Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao, in Proc. of the 21st IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 11-14, 2021.
A Deep Learning-Aided Approach to Portfolio Design for Financial Index Tracking
Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao, in Proc. of the 54th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (ACSSC/Asilomar), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 1-4, 2020.
- Teaching Assistant for CS 182: Introduction to Machine Learning | 2021-22 Fall, ShanghaiTech.
- Teaching Assistant for SI 231: Matrix Analysis and Computations | 2020-21 Spring, 2021-2022 Spring, ShanghaiTech.
Awards & Honors
1st prize of 2018 RoboCup China Open 2018
1st prize of 2018 Asia and Pacific Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2018
3rd prize of 2018 The Chinese Robot Skills Competitions 2018
1st prize of 2017 The Chinese Mathematics Competitions, Hubei Prov. 2017
Yu Gang Scholarship (Top 1%, Rank 1st out of the department), WHU, 2018-19
SAMSUNG Scholarship (Top 1%, Rank 1st out of the department), WHU, 2017-18
The First Prize Scholarship (Top 5%), WHU, 2017-18, 2018-19
The Second Prize Scholarship (Top 15%), WHU, 2016-17