Zepeng Zhang

Master Student at ShanghaiTech


About Me

I am a final-year master student at ShanghaiTech University advised by Prof. Ziping Zhao. Currently, I am also a research intern at Peking University (PKU). Previously, I received my B.Eng. degree from Wuhan University (WHU). 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 Machine Learning.

I am excited to share that I will join the Intelligent Maintenance and Operations Systems (IMOS) Lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as a PhD student in September!


Education & Experiences

  • National Institute of Health Data Science, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Feb. 2023 - Present

  • School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China
    Dec. 2019 - Present

  • Department of Measuring & 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


  • ASGNN: Graph Neural Networks with Adaptive Structure
    Zepeng Zhang, Songtao Lu, Zengfeng Huang, and Ziping Zhao

  • Towards Understanding Graph Neural Networks: An Algorithm Unrolling Perspective
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao

  • Rate Maximizations for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Aided Wireless Networks: A Unified Framework via Block Minorization-Maximization
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao


  • Enhancing the Efficiency of WMMSE and FP for Beamforming by Minorization-Maximization
    Zepeng Zhang, Ziping Zhao, and Kaiming Shen
    ICASSP 2023

  • Designing Graph Neural Networks via Algorithm Unrolling
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    DLG-KDD 2022

  • Multi-Period Portfolio Optimization for Financial Index Tracking
    Xiuyuan Huang, Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    Asilomar 2021

  • Weighted Sum-Rate Maximization for Multi-Hop RIS-Aided Multi-User Communications: A Minorization-Maximization Approach
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    IEEE SPAWC 2021 Best Student Paper Award Finalist

  • Vast Portfolio Selection With Submodular Norm Regularizations
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    EUSIPCO 2021

  • Scalable Financial Index Tracking With Graph Neural Networks
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    IEEE SSP 2021

  • A Deep Learning-Aided Approach to Portfolio Design for Financial Index Tracking
    Zepeng Zhang and Ziping Zhao
    Asilomar 2020


Awards & Honors



  • 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

Academic Service

  • Reviewer: Neurocomputing, TGL-NeurIPS 2022, AISTATS 2023, WWW 2023, IEEE MLSP 2023.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, swimming, guitar and hiphop music. Besides, I like watching TV shows (my favorites are Vikings, Breaking Bad, Prison Break, etc.).

Last Updated: 5/27/2023, 12:27:40 PM