Basic Information



   Feng Tian, Ph.D. (Engineering)


   School of Comp. Sci. & Tech.

   Faculty of Info. & Electr. of

   Xi'an Jiaotong University




Office: Room 203, PENG-KANG Building

School of Computer Science and Technology

Faculty of Electronic & Information
Xian Jiaotong University

Xian, 710049, P. R. China


Recruiting Master and PH.D Candidates and Post-Doctor Position Candidates every year.

Please contact me If you interest.


Honor & Awards


First prize of CCF Science and Technology Progress Award(2nd pos., 2023)

Talent Cultivation Award of K. C. Wong Foundation, 2020

Second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award (2nd position, 2022)

First Prize of Nature Science Award of ShaanXi Province (4th Position, 2022 )

TOP Grade Prize of Teaching Achievement Award of ShaanXi Province (4th Position, 2019 )

Second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award (Second position, 2018)

Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (4th position, 2017),

TOP Grade Prize of Teaching Achievement Award of ShaanXi Province (2nd Position, 2017 )

Top Grade Prize of Teaching achievement Award of Xi'an Jiaotong University (2nd Position, 2017)

Top Grade Prize of Teaching achievement Award of Xi'an Jiaotong University (2th Position, 2019)

China Excellent Award of patents(2nd Position, 2016)

1st Prize of MOE Science and Technology Progress award (2th position, 2015)

1st prize of Science and Technology Progress award of Chinese Electronical Society (5th position, 2013)



1. Professor

2. Ph.D. supervisor





        School of Computer Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic & Information Engineering

        Xi'an Jiaotong University, China 


 IEEE Senior Member, CCF Member, CAA Lifelong Member



        Big data Algorithm Testing & Application Center, National Engineering Lab for Big Data Analytics



       Chinese Society of Education Development Strategy


Deputy Director(2022-2023)

        Smart Education Professional Committee of Chinese Association of Automation


Director(2020-2024), Deputy Director of Academical Committee (2020-2024)

        Education Big data Professional Committee of Chinese Society of Education Development Strategy

Education and Work Experience


Research Interesting

  • Smart education and Artificial Intelligence, Interpretabel Multi-modal behaivior analysis, emotion and engagement recognition, intent reasoning
  • Explained/interpretabel AI, expecially in machine vision and recommendation systems
  • Big data analytics and application, especially in educational data mining and taxation data mining

(5 years before)

  • Complex system modelling and analysis, especially in social, cloud systems and manufacturing systems


Current and finished Projects (Please seen in URL)



  • 02/2000-12/2003 Xi’an Jiaotong University, Ph.D Degree

       Title Thesis: Modeling and Application of Coordination Based on High-level Petri Nets in CSCD


Work experience

  • 7/2017-current, Director of Big Data Algorithm Test & Application Center of National Engineering Lab for Big Data Analytics
  • 03/2014-03/2015, Visiting scholarship in Coventry University, UK
  • 07/2006-08/2006, Visiting scholarship in Bradford university, UK
  • 01/2004-current, Teacher in Xian Jiaotong Unversity, Xi'an, China
  • 04/2005-current, Member of Satellite-Terrestrial Network Tech. RD Key Lab. of Shaanxi Province.
  • 06/2006~current, Member of Ministry Of Education Key Lab For Intelligent Network and Network Security, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • 07/1995-08/1997 the forth Department, State owned factory No. 262

Reviewer or program committee of International Journals, national Journals and international conference

  • The 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
  • AAAI 2019 and 2020 (track program committee and reviewer)
  • IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Trans. LNNS
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC-C
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC-A(System)
  • IEEE Trans. on Social Computational Systems
  • Knowledge-based Systems (KBS)
  • Neural Computation And Application (NCAA)
  • IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics
  • JNCA
  • Future Generation Computer Science (FGCS)
  • ECRA
  • Chinese Journal of Computers
  • Computer Research and Development
  • Journal Of Software
  • Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Decision and Control


2017-current, Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery, Autum, for undergraduate program

2008-2019, Data Ming and Knowledge Discovery, Autum, for undergraduate program

2020-current, Big Data Thinking and Science Innovation, Spring, for undergraduate program

2012-current, Complex Network and Social Network Analysis, Autumn, for master program

2005-2011, The theory and application of Multiagent system, Spring, for master program


Selected Publication


[J37] Wenbing An, Feng Tian, Ping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Wei Ding. New User Intent Discovery with Robust Pseudo Label Training and Source Domain Joint-training, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2023. 38(4): 21-31(URL)

[J36] Qidong Liu, Feng Tian*, Qinghua Zheng, Disentangling Interest and Conformity for Eliminating Popularity Bias in Session-Based Recommendation, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2023. 65. (6) :2645-2664, (Accept, URL)

[J35]. Wenbing An, Feng Tian*, Ping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis with Heterogeneous Graph Neural Network, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, Feb, 2023, Vol.10(1): 403-412,DOI: 10.1109/TCSS.2022.3148866)

[C5]. Wenbing An, Feng Tian, Qinghua Zheng, Wei Ding, Qianying Wang, Ping Chen. Generalized Category Discovery with Decoupled Prototypical Network, AAAI2023 (Accepted in Main track)

[C6].Fang Nan, Feng Tian, Yaozhi Wang, Qidong Liu, Yanze Wu, Jizhong Zhang, Huan Li, Haiping Zhu, Yuzhe Yao, Heng Zhang, Yaqiang Wu and Qinghua Zheng, Inferring Actions and Joint Attention From Dual-view Classroom Videos, AAAI 2023 workshop AI4Edu, (Accepted, URL)

[C7].Wenbin An, Feng Tian, Wenkai Shi, Yan Chen, Qinghua Zheng, QianYing Wang, Ping Chen,DNA: Denoised Neighborhood Aggregation for Fine-grained Category Discovery,accepted by main of EMNLP2023



[J34].  Fang Nan, Wei, Jing, Feng Tian*, Kun-Min Chao, Qinghua Zheng, Feature Super-Resolution Based Facial Expression Recognition for Multi-scale Low-Resolution Images, Knowledge-Based System. 2022, 25 Jan. , Vol. 236, 107678. ( open access:URL, Github code: URL)

[C4]. Wenbin An, Feng Tian, Ping Chen, Siliang Tang, Qinghua Zheng and QianYing Wang, Fine-grained Category Discovery under Coarse-grained supervision with Hierarchical Weighted Self-contrastive Learning, EMNLP 2022. (Accepted)


[J33]. Yanxiang Feng, MengChu Zhou, Feng Tian, Chao-Bo Yan, KeyiXing, Deadlock Prevention Controller for Automated Manufacturing Systems modelled by S4PR, IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Volume: 51(12), 2021, 7403 - 7412.

[J32] 朱海萍, 赵成成, 刘启东, 郑庆华, 曾疆维, 田锋*, 陈妍, 基于互惠性约束的可解释就业推荐方法, 2021, 58(12):  2660-2672.  doi:10.7544/issn1000-1239.2021.20211008.


[J31].  Yanxiang Feng, KeyiXing*, MengChu Zhou, HeFeng Chen, Feng Tian*, Polynomial-Complexity Robust Deadlock Controllers for a class of Automated Manufacturing Systems with Unreliable Resources using Petri nets, Information Science. 2020, 533:181-199, URL)

[J30]. Feng Tian*, Qinghua Zheng, Kuo-Ming Chao, Current and Future of Technologies and Services in Smart e-Learning, Service Oriented Computing and Application, 2020,  (published: URL)

[J29]. Fan Wu, Qinghua Zheng, Feng Tian*, Zhihai Suo, Yuan Zhou, Kuo-Ming Chao, Mo Xu, Nazaraf Shah, Jun Liu, Fei Li,  Supporting poverty-stricken college students in smart campus, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 111, October 2020, Pages 599-616 (URL

[J28]. Yan Chen; Qinghua Zheng; Shuguang Ji; Feng Tian*; Haiping Zhu; Min Liu, Identifying at-risk students based on Phased Prediction Model, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2020, 62(3): 987-1003(URL)


[J27]. Tian Ma, Feng Tian*, Bo Dong, Ordinal Optimization Based Performance Model Estimation Method for HDFS, IEEE ACCESS, 2019, Vol.8, 889 - 899. (URL:, IF=4.098)

[J26]. Jia Yue, Feng Tian*, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nazaraf Shah, Longzhuang Li, Yan Chen, Qinghua Zheng. Recognizing Multidimensional Engagement of E-learners Based on Multi-channel Data in E-learning Environment, IEEE Access, Dec. 2019, Vol.7(1):149554-149567. (IF=4.098, published on-line, DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2947091)

[J25].   Rong Zhang, Yaxing Chen, Dong Bo, Feng Tian*, etc. A Genetic Algorithm-based Energy-efficient Container Placement Strategy in CaaS,  IEEE Access, 2019 vol 7 (1), 121360-121373, IF=4.098, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2937553)

[J24] Yanxiang Feng ; Keyi Xing ; Mengchu Zhou ; Feng Tian; Huixia Liu, Structural Liveness Analysis of Automated Manufacturing Systems Modeled by S4PRs, IEEE Trans. Automation Science and Engineering, 2019, Page(s):1-8 

[J23]. Feng Tian, Fan Wu, Xiang Fei, Nashalaf Shah, Qinghua Zheng, Yuanyuan Wang, Improving generalization ability of instance transfer-based imbalanced sentiment classification of turn-level interactive Chinese texts,Service Oriented Computing and Applications, (DOI)

[J22]. 郑庆华,董博,钱步月,田锋,魏笔凡,张未展,刘均智慧教育研究现状与发展趋势计算机研究与发展, 2019, 56(1), 209-224.


[J21].   Longzhuang Li, Feng Tian, Yonghuai Liu, Shanxian Mao, Approximate Top-K Answering under Uncertain Schema Mappings, Data & Knowledge Engineering. 2018, 118:71-91. ( IF=1.467)

[J20].   Haiping Zhu, Yu Liu, Feng Tian*, Ke WU, Yifu Ni, Yan Chen, Qinghua Zheng, A Cross-Curriculum Video Recommendation Algorithm Based on a Video-Associated Knowledge Map, IEEE Access, vol. 6(1), Dec. 2018: 57562-57571. (Accepted, IF=3.557, PDF)

[J19].   Haiping Zhu, Yifu Ni, Feng Tian*, Pei Feng, Yan Chen, Qinghua Zheng, A group-oriented recommendation algorithm based on similarities of personal learning generative networks, IEEE Access, Vol. 6, 2018, pp:42729-42739. (on-line publishedPDF, DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2856753)

[C3].  Feng Tian, Jia Yue, Xing Wan, Qinghua Zheng, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, Learning State Recognition Based on Multi-channel Data Fusion, CVPR2018 workshop on Vision Meets Cognition: Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality, Salt Lake City, USA, 2018, ( arXiv paper Preprint

[J18].   Haiping Zhu, Feng Tian*, Ke Wu, Nazaraf Shah, Yan Chen, Yifu Ni, Xinhui Zhang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, A Multi-Constraint Learning Path Recommendation Algorithm Based on Knowledge Map, Knowledge-based Systems, 2018, 143:102-114.     (HTML, Accepted, IF=4.529) 

[J17].    Rong Zhang, Feng Tian*, Xiaochun Ren, Yaxing Chen, Kuoming Chao, Ruo-meng Zhao, Bo Dong, Wei Wang. Associate Multi-Task Scheduling Algorithm based on Self-adaptive Inertia Weight Particle Swarm Optimization with Disruption Operator and Chaos Operator in Cloud Environment, Service-Oriented Computing and Application2018, 12(2) :87-94.

[J16].   Yanping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Feng Tian, Huan Liu, Yazhou Hao, Nazaraf Shah, Exploring Open Information via Event Network, Natural Language Engineering, 2018, 24(2): 199-220.

[C2].    Rong Zhang, A-min Zhong, Bo Dong, Feng Tian*, Rui Li, Container-VM-PM Architecture: A Novel Architecture for Docker Container Placement, International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2018:128-140.


[C1].  Feng Tian, Tian Lan, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Mining Suspicious Tax Evasion Groups in Big Data,(Extended Abstract), IEEE ICDE 2017.

[J15].    Feng Tian, Rong Zhang, Jacek Lewandowski, Kuo-Ming Chao, Longzhuang Li and Bo Dong, Deadlock-free migration for Virtual Machine Consolidation using Chicken Swarm Optimization Algorithm, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems,   vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1389-1400, 2017, (html) (IF=1.004) 


[J14].  Feng Tian, Tian Lan, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Mining Suspicious Tax Evasion Groups in Big Data, IEEE Trans. On Knowledge and Data Engineering, VOL. 28, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2016, 2651-2664. (HTML) (IF=2.067)

[J13]. Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Zuren Feng, Keyi Xing, Nazaraf Shah, Using Wireless Visual Sensor Network to Harmonically Navigate Low-Cost Multi-Wheelchairs in Indoor Environment, Journal of Network and Computer Application, Vol. 62, February 2016, Pages 88–99 (HTML) (IF=2.331, 5-year IF=2.485)

[J12].  Feng Tian, Fan Wu, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Tian Lan, Jia Yue, A Topic Sentence-based Instance Transfer Method for Imbalanced Sentiment Classification of Chinese Product Reviews, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Volume 16, March–April 2016, Pages 66–76, (HTML) (IF=2.139, 5-year IF=2.831)

[J11].   Qinghua Zheng; Rui Li; Xiuqi Li; Nazaraf Shah; Jianke Zhang; *FENG TIAN; Kuo-Ming Chao; Jia Li, Virtual Machine Consolidated Placement Based on Multi-Objective Biogeography-Based Optimization, Future Generation Computer Systems, 2016,  54:96-122. ( (IF=2.786, 5-year IF=2.464)

[J10]. Yanping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Feng Tian, and Deli Zheng, A Segmentation Matrix Method for Chinese Segmentation Ambiguity Analysis, Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language ProcessingVol. 21, No. 1, June 2016, pp. 1-28. (HTML)


[J9].  Feng Tian, Tian Ma, Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, PWLM3-based Automatic Performance Model Estimation Method for HDFS Write and Read Operations, Future Generation Computer Systems, 2015, Vol. 50, 127–139.(HTML) (IF=2.430, 5-year IF=2.335)


[J8].  Feng Tian, Pengda Gao, L. Li, Weizhan Zhang, H. Liang, Y. Qian, R. Zhao, Recognizing and regulating e-learners’ emotions based on interactive Chinese texts in e-learning systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, 2014, 55:148-164.(HTML)  (IF=2.947, 5-year IF=3.011)

[J7].  Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Tian Ma, Haipeng Xu, Performance Models and Dynamic Characteristics Analysis for HDFS Write and Read Operations: a Systematic View. Journal of Systems and Software, 2014, 93:132–151. (HTML)  (IF=1.352,  5-year IF=1.485)

[J6].  Jiwei Qin, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Deli Zheng, An Emotion-oriented Music Recommendation Algorithm Fusing Rating and Trust, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, April 2014, 7(2):371-381.(HTML) (IF=0.574,  5-year IF=0.916)


[J5].   Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Rui Ma, R Anane, An optimized approach for storing and accessing small files on cloud storage, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2012, 35 (6):1847-1862 (HTML) (IF=1.467,  5-year IF=1.251)

[J4].   Weizhan Zhang, Qinghua Zheng, Haifei Li, *Feng Tian, An overlay multicast protocol for live streaming and delay-guaranteed interactive media. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2012, 35:20–28.(HTML) (IF=1.467,  5-year IF=1.251)


[J3]. Keyi Xing, MengChu Zhou, Huixia Liu, Feng Tian*, Resource Transition Circuits and Siphons for Deadlock Control of Automated Manufacture, IEEE  TRANS. ON SYS., MAN, AND CYBER. A, 2012, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 74 - 85.

[J2].  Ping Jiang; Zuren Feng; Yongqiang Cheng; Yuanxiang Ji; Jin Zhu; Xiaonian Wang; Feng Tian; John Baruch; Fun Hu, A Mosaic of Eyes, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 2011, Volume: 18, Issue: 3,pp: 104 - 113.

[J1]. Keyi Xing, MengChu Zhou, Huixia Liu, Feng TianOptimal Petri-net-based polynomial-Complexity deadlock-avoidance policies for automated manufacturing systems, IEEE TRANS. ON SYS., MAN, AND CYBER. A, 2009, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 188-199.


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