Yakun Zhang

Master student, Software Engineering, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences

4#, South 4th street, ZhongGuanCun, Beijing, 100190, China

Email: zhangyakun18@otcaix.iscas.ac.cn

I am currently a master student under the supervision of Pro.Dan Ye, Prof.Wensheng Dou in Institute of Software, Chineses Academy of Sciences. My research interests focus on spreadsheet analysis, software engineering, image/video quality assessment, and machine/deep learning.


  • Master student in Software Engineering
    • Advisors: Prof. Dan Ye, Wensheng Dou
    • Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (09/2018-Present)
  • B.S. in Computer Science
    • Wuhan University (09/2014-07/2018)
    • Rank: Top1

Research Experience

  1. Learning to detect table clones in spreadsheets, 09/2019-05/2020
    • Research problem: Table clones in spreadsheets are common. Precisely extracting table clones can benefit data reuse, fault detection and data mining. However, table clones are not recorded during the creation of spreadsheets.
    • Contribution: We propose LTC (Learning to Detect Table Clones), to automatically detect table clones with or without structure changes. LTC can achieve a highly precision and recall in table clone detection, significantly outperforming the state-of-the-art technique.
  2. Spatial-temporal video quality assessment (Intern project), 11/2016-12/2017
    • Research problem: This project aims to perform video quality assessment which benefits video codec and compression.
    • Contribution: We improve the JND image quality assessment algorithm in three aspects and get a new video quality assessment algorithm.
  3. Infrared face recognition system based on deep learning (Research competition), 11/2016-08/2017
    • Description: This project aims to improve face recognition caused by the camera's unclear face captured in the low light environment at night. This project can be used for field security monitoring.
    • Approach: MTCNN is used for face detection, and the infrared recovery framework is built on the GAN network. The face recognition system is modified from the Google FaceNet framework.
  4. A City Roadside Parking System (Research competition), 11/2015-08/2016
    • Description: This project aims to solve the problem of roadside parking, and the public cannot find roadside parking space.
    • Approach: We use ultrasonic sensors to determine whether the parking space is occupied, and we have designed a WeChat service number to check the parking space around the user at any time and make an appointment for certain parking spaces.

Research Interest

  • Spreadsheet programing and analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • Machine/deep learning

Awards and Certificates

  1. Merit Student of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 06/2019
  2. Big Data & Computational Intelligence Contest, 09/2018-11/2018
    • Rank: 12/2444
  3. National University Student Information Security Competition, 11/2016-08/2017
    • National Second Prize
  4. National University Student Internet of Things Competition, 10/2015-08/2016
    • National Second Prize

Publication & Patent

  1. Learning to Detect Table Clones in Spreadsheets.
    Yakun Zhang, Wensheng Dou, Jiaxin Zhu, Liang Xu, Zhiyong Zhou, Jun Wei, Dan Ye, Bo Yang.
    29th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2020).
  2. A City Roadside Parking System Based on Ultrasonic Sensors.
    Yakun Zhang, Zhiyuan Deng, Yinjie Guo, Xiaowei Zhang.
    ZL201720326838.9, 03/2017.

Internship Experience

  • Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), 08/2019-03/2020
    • Job: Data Knowledge Intelligent Group (DKI) Research Intern (Full-Time)
    • Direction: Table structure identification in Spreadsheets.

Student Service

  1. President of the Student Council in Institute of Software, Chinese Academic of Science, 2019-2020
  2. President of the Youth Volunteer Association in Wuhan University, 2015-2016
  3. Vice President of Student Council in Wuhan University, 2014-2015


  • When having spare time, I love to play Pipa or Chinese Zither. Besides this, I also love to dance with my friends in the dance room.