Licheng Zong(宗理成)

Ph.D. Student
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Group (AIH)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Office: Rm 1026, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, CUHK
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR

Email: lczong@link.cuhk.edu.hk

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Research Interests
I am working at the intersection between Deep Learning and Bioinformatics, including:
- Computational Methodology in Bioinformatics
- Healthcare-Related applications of Deep Learning
- Electronic Health Record Analysis
- Nanopore Sequencing Data Analysis
- GNN in Drug Discovery


Short Bio
I started to pursue my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK-CSE) from Aug 2021.
I'm a Member of AIH Group, advised by Prof. Yu Li.
I obtained my Bachelor degree in Automation Science and Technology at Xi'an Jiaotong University in July 2021.
I graduated from Hefei No.1 School, a fantastic High School in July 2014.


Education
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering 2021-2025
Chinese University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong SAR
B.E. in Automation Science and Technology 2017-2021
Xi'an Jiaotong University | Xi'an, Shaanxi
Experience
Research Intern | SmartMore Corporation | Shenzhen, Guangdong Jul 2020 - May 2021
Research Assistant | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island Mar 2020 - Mar 2021
Research Assistant | Xi'an Jiaotong University | Xi'an, Shaanxi Sep 2019 - Jun 2020
Research Assistant | Institute of Automation, CAS | Beijing Aug 2019 - Feb 2020
Research Assistant | National University of Singapore | Singapore Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
Publications (*equal contribution, #corresponding)
7. Interpretable RNA Foundation Model from Unannotated Data for Highly Accurate RNA Structure and Function Predictions
Jiayang Chen*, Zhihang Hu, Siqi Sun*#, Qingxiong Tan, Yixuan Wang, Qinze Yu, Licheng Zong, Liang Hong, Jin Xiao, Tao Shen, Irwin King, Yu Li#
ICML Workshop on Computational Biology, 2022
[Paper] | [Codes] | [Web Server] | [BIB]
Covered by [机器之心 News]

6. ProNet DB: A proteome-wise database for protein surface property representations and RNA-binding profiles
Junkang Wei*, Siyuan Chen*, Jin Xiao*, Licheng Zong, Xin Gao#, Yu Li#
arXiv Preprint, 2022
[Paper] | [Web Server] | [BIB]

5. AcrNET: Predicting Anti-CRISPR with Deep Learning
Yunxiang Li*, Yumeng Wei*, Sheng Xu, Qingxiong Tan, Licheng Zong, Jiuming Wang, Yixuan Wang, Jiayang Chen, Liang Hong, Yu Li#
Bioinformatics (IF=6.931), under major revision, 2022
[Paper] | [Codes] | [BIB]

4. Self-supervised contrastive learning for integrative single cell RNA-seq data analysis
Wenkai Han*, Yuqi Cheng*, Jiayang Chen*, Huawen Zhong, Zhihang Hu, Siyuan Chen, Licheng Zong, Liang Hong, Ting Fung Chan, Irwin King, Xin Gao#, Yu Li#
Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF=13.994), 2022
[Paper] | [Codes] | [BIB]

3. Protein-RNA interaction prediction with deep learning: Structure matters
Junkang Wei*, Siyuan Chen*, Licheng Zong*, Xin Gao#, Yu Li#
Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF=13.994), Volume 23, Issue 1, Jan 2022
[Paper] | [BIB]

2. HMD-AMP: Protein Language-Powered Hierarchical Multi-label Deep Forest for Annotating Antimicrobial Peptides
Qinze Yu, Zhihang Dong, Xingyu Fan, Licheng Zong, Yu Li#
arXiv Preprint, 2021
[Paper] | [BIB]

1. Model Adaption Object Detection System for Robot
Jingwen Fu, Licheng Zong, Yinbing Li, Ke Li, Bingqian Yang, Xibei Liu
39th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), 2020
[Paper] | [BIB]

Honors and Awards
Full Postgraduate Studentship | The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong 2021
Execellent Graduate | Xi'an Jiaotong University 2021
Execellent Student | Xi'an Jiaotong University 2020
First Prize | National College Robot Competition (ROBOCON) 2019
Meritorious Winner | MCM/ICM Contest in Modeling 2019
Teaching
TA - AIST1000: Introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning Fall 2022
TA - AIST4010: Foundation of applied deep learning Spring 2022
TA - BMEG3105: Data analytics for personalized genomics and precision medicine Fall 2021
Recent News

--- Sep 2022, started to be the TA of AIST1000.

--- Aug 2022, CLEAR has been accepted by Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF=13.994)!

--- Jul 2022, RNA-FM was presented on the ICML 2022 Workshop on Computational Biology.

--- Jan 2022, started to be the TA of AIST4010.

--- Nov 2021, RBP Review Paper has been accepted by Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF=13.994)!

--- Sep 2021, started to be the TA of BMEG3105.

--- Aug 2021, became a Ph.D. student in CUHK!

--- Jul 2021, graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University!

--- May 2021, decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at CUHK!

--- Mar 2021, won the Execellent Graduate of Xi'an Jiaotong University.



Updated Sep. 2022

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