Shuai Wang is a dedicated PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Guido Zuccon, Dr. Bevan Koopman and unofficial supervisor Dr. Harrisen Scells. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia in December 2019 and completed his Master of Engineering Science degree at the University of Queensland in July 2021. Shuai is passionate about exploring various research areas, including information retrieval, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and security. You can learn more about his academic background and research projects at here.

Internship Opportunities

Shuai is actively seeking internship opportunities for 2023, starting from November or December. If you have an opening that aligns with his research interests and expertise, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email. Thank you for your consideration!


May 05, 2023

SIGIR 2023 Student Travel Grant

I am grateful to SIGIR for awarding me a student travel grant of USD 1125 and a complimentary conference registration to attend the SIGIR 2023 conference

April 01, 2023

Two Papers Accepted at SIGIR 2023

[Full Paper]: Can ChatGPT Write a Good Boolean Query for Systematic Review Literature Search?; and [Reproducibility Paper]: Balanced Topic Aware Sampling for Effective Dense Retriever: A Reproducibility Study have been accepted to SIGIR 2023.

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March 04, 2023

Research Visit at Leipzig University

Visiting Leipzig University for two months to collaborate on research projects related to systematic review automation and complex medicine-based question-answering.

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February 27, 2023

Poster Presentations at WSDM 2023, Singapore

Presented a demo poster on MeSH Term suggestion at the WSDM 2023 conference in Singapore.

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December 15, 2022

Presentations at ADCS 2022, Adelaide, Australia

Presented a paper on using neural ranker in systematic review screening at the ADCS 2022 conference in Adelaide, Australia.

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July 11, 2022

Poster Presentations at SIGIR 2022, Madrid, Spain

Presented two posters at the SIGIR 2022 conference in Madrid, Spain.

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April 10, 2022

Present Paper at ECIR 2022, Online

Presented a paper on reproducibility of Seed-driven document ranking in systematic review at the ECIR 2022 conference.

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December 09, 2021

Present Paper at ADCS 2021, Online, Received Best Student Paper Award

Presented a paper on MeSH Term suggestion and received the Best Student Paper Award.

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October 01, 2021

Started PhD program at The University of Queensland

Began a PhD program in information retrieval and natural language processing at The University of Queensland.

July 11, 2021

Present Paper at ICTIR 2021, Online

Presented a paper online interpolation of DR and BM25 at the ICTIR 2021 conference.



He has served as a reviewer for the following journal/conference:

  • TOIS: ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • ACM ICTIR 2023: ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval