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Associate Professor  in
Institute of Computer Science and Technology of
Peking University, China

Email: zoulei AT

Chinese Version


Lei Zou received his BS degree and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Now, he is an associate professor in Institute of Computer Science and Technology of Peking University. He visited Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgoy under supervision of Dr. Lei Chen from Nov. 2006 to Jun. 2007; and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of University of Waterloo under supervision of Prof. M. Tamer Ozsu from Oct. 2008 to Oct. 2009.


Graph Data Managment AND Knowledge-base Construction & Search


(authors associated with * are/were students I have supervised)

Refereed Journal Papers:

  • Weiguo Zheng*,Lei Zou, Xiang Lian, Liang Hong, Dongyan Zhao  Efficient Graph Similarity Search over Large Graph Databases, accepted by IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2014
  • Weiguo Zheng*,Lei Zou, Xiang Lian, Huaming Zhang, Wei Wang, Dongyan Zhao  SQBC: An efficient subgraph matching method over large and dense graphs, Information Science 261: 116-131 (2014)
  • Lei Zou,Kun Xu, Jeffery Xu Yu, Lei Chen, Yanghua Xiao, Dongyan Zhao  Efficient Processing of Label-Constraint Reachability Queries in Large Graphs, Information System 40: 47-66 (2014)
  • Lei Zou, M. Tamer Özsu,Lei Chen, Xuchuan Shen, Ruizhe Huang, Dongyan Zhao  gStore: A Graph-based SPARQL Query Engine, VLDB Journal , 23(4): 565-590 (2014)
  • Lei Zou, Yueguo Chen,  A Survey of Large-Scale RDF Data Management, Comunications of CCCF Vol.8(11), pp 32-43, 2012 (Invited Paper, in Chinese).
  • Lei Zou, Lei Chen, M. Tamer Özsu Dongyan Zhao,  Answering pattern match queries in large graph databases via graph embedding, VLDB Journal Vol.21(1), pp 97-120, 2012.
  • Lei Zou, Lei Chen, Pareto-Based Dominant Graph: An Efficient Indexing Structure to Answer Top-k Queries, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) Vol. 23, pp 727-741 (2011).

Refereed Conference and Workshop Papers:


  • Lei Zou, Ruizhe Huang*, Haixun Wang, Jeffery Xu Yu, Wenqiang He* and Dongyan Zhao, Natural Language Question Answering over RDF ---- A Graph Data Driven Approach, to appear in Proc. SIGMOD 2014
  • Xiaochen Zhu, Shaoxu Song, Xiang Lian, Jianmin Wang and Lei Zou, Matching Heterogeneous Event Data, in Proc. SIGMOD 2014
  • Dong Wang*, Lei Zou and Dongyan Zhao, gst-Store: An Engine for Large RDF Graph Integrating Spatiotemporal Information, in Proc. of EDBT 2014: 652-655 (Demo Paper).
  • Weiguo Zheng*,Lei Zou, Xiang Lian, Liang Hong, Dongyan Zhao, Efficient Subgraph Skyline Search Over Large Graphs, to appear in Proc. of CIKM 2014





  • Lei Zou, Lei Chen, M. Tamer Özsu,Dongyan Zhao, Dynamic Skyline Queries in Large Graphs, DASFAA (2) 2010: 62-78.
  • Wei Wang, Dongyan Zhao, Lei Zou, Dong Wang, Weiguo Zheng: Extracting 5W1H Event Semantic Elements from Chinese Online News, WAIM 2010: 644-655.




  • Lei Zou, Lei Chen, Yansheng Lu: Top-k subgraph matching query in a large graph. PIKM 2007: 139-146.
  • Rong Hu, Yansheng Lu, Lei Zou, Chong Zhou: Progressive Subspace Skyline Clusters Mining on High Dimensional Data. PAKDD Workshops 2007: 268-279
  • Chong Zhou, Yansheng Lu, Lei Zou , Rong Hu: Evaluate Structure Similarity in XML Documents with Merge-Edit-Distance. PAKDD Workshops 2007: 301-311


Professional Services:

Reviewer for the following journals:

ACM Transactions on Database System (Since 2009);
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (Since 2010)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (Since 2011)
World Wide Web Journal (Since 2011)
Knowledge and Information Systems (Since 2012)

Program Committee Member for the following conferences

CIKM 2009 (Demo track ), 2010 (demo track), 2012 (DB track), 2014 (DB track)
WAIM 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, WISE 2010, 2011
NDBC 2012

Conference Organizers:

The 14th Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb 2012), workshop co-Chairs;
The First International Workshop on Graph Database (co-located with WAIM 2010), PC co-Chairs;
The 2nd and 3rd International Workshop on Graph Data Management: Techniques and Applications
(GDM 2011,12) (co-located with ICDE 2011,2012), PC co-Chairs;




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