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Dr. Zhongyuan Wang currently is a Research Scientist at Facebook. Before Facebook, he was a Lead Researcher at Microsoft Research. He received his PhD (advisors are Haixun Wang and Ji-Rong Wen), master’s degree (advisor was Xiaofeng Meng) and bachelor's degree in computer science from Renmin University of China. Zhongyuan Wang won Wu Yuzhang Scholarship (Top-level Scholarship at Renmin University), Kwang-Hua Scholarship, and ACM SIGMOD07 Undergraduate Scholarship (one of the seven winners all over the world) in the university. After he graduated from RUC, he joined MSRA as a Research Software Development Engineer. Until now, Zhongyuan Wang has published several papers in the leading international conferences, such as VLDB, ICDE, etc. He is also the translator of the book “Windows Phone 7 Programming for Android and iOS Developers”, published in 2012. His research interests include knowledge base, web data mining, online advertising, machine learning and natural language processing. Currently, Zhongyuan Wang takes charge of Probase project. He focuses on acquiring web tables, attributes, knowledge facts from more than 7 billion web documents in MS Cloud platform, addressing entities disambiguation/attributes synonyms in Probase, understanding web documents by reasoning over uncertain data, and building cool applications (such as short text understanding, ads matching, and query recommendation) upon on the knowledge base.