• Email: gcheng (AT) nju.edu.cn
  • Office: Room 309, Building of Computer Science Technology, Nanjing University Xianlin Campus, 163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Phone: +86-25-89680923
  • Twittergong_cheng


Gong Cheng is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University. He received his PhD from Southeast University in 2010. He has been conducting research in Semantic Web and knowledge graphs for intelligent software systems. His research interests include semantic search, data summarization, and question answering. His research has been published at WWW, ISWC, TKDE, etc., and has received or been nominated for 5 best paper awards. He was a Posters & Demos co-chair of ISWC 2019.

At present, his research is focused on

  • a better dataset search engine, featuring dataset retrieval, ranking, summarization, browsing, recommendation, etc.;
  • search algorithms for large knowledge graphs, including efficient approximation algorithms for the Group Steiner Tree problem;
  • methods for answering complex questions, in particular neural-symbolic methods, and their application to high-school geography question answering.




  • Posters & Demos co-chair of ISWC 2019
  • Tutorial co-chair of JIST 2016
  • Top conference review (co-)chair of CCKS 2017, 2020
  • Co-organizer of EYRE 2018-2020
  • Co-organizer of SumPre 2015-2016

Area chair or senior PC member of#

  • CIKM 2020-2021
  • IJCKG 2021
  • CCKS 2016, 2018, 2020

PC member of#

  • WWW 2017-2022
  • ISWC 2013-2021
  • ESWC 2013-2014, 2017, 2019-2021
  • AAAI 2021-2022

Guest editor of#

  • JoWS SI on Knowledge Graphs and Information Retrieval
  • NLPR SI on Information Extraction and NLP


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