Bin Yang 杨彬

Center for Data-Intensive Systems
Department of Computer Science
Aalborg University

Office 3.2.48
Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300
DK-9220, Aalborg Øst, Denmark

Email: byang at cs dot aau dot dk

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fudan's PIC  NWPU's PIC 

Research Interests     Publications    Patents    Scientific Service    Teaching    Awards    Miscellaneous

I am an associate professor in Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University. I am also a faculty member in Center for Data-Intensive Systems.

During August 2010 to August 2011, I was at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, working in the Databases and Information Systems department headed by Gerhard Weikum. From September 2011 to July 2014, I was at Aarhus University, working in the Data-Intensive Systems group headed by Christian S. Jensen.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Fudan University in 2010. I received my master and bachelor degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, in 2004 and in 2007, respectively.

Research Interests

Data management and data analytics, in particular, on spatio-temporal data, uncertain data, social media data, and textual data.

An overview of my recent research on enabling eco-routing using big transportation data is available here.
A vision on extracting 3T (thorough, timely, and trustworthy) traffic knowledge from big transportation data to achieve total traffic awareness is available here.


     DBLP entry     Google Scholar Profile     ORCID Page

Selected and Recent Publications

  1. Robert Waury, Jilin Hu, Bin Yang, and Christian S. Jensen. Assessing the Accuracy Benefits of On-The-Fly Trajectory Selection in Fine-Grained Travel-Time Estimation.
    MDM 2017. paper
  2. Jilin Hu, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen, and Yu Ma. Enabling time-dependent uncertain eco-weights for road networks.
    GeoInformatica 21(1): 57-88 (2017). paper
  3. Saad Aljubayrin, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen, and Rui Zhang. Finding Non-Dominated Paths in Uncertain Road Networks.
    SIGSPATIAL/GIS 2016, 15:1-15:10, San Francisco, USA, November 2016. (Acceptance Rate: 40/217=18.4%)
  4. Jian Dai, Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, Christian S. Jensen, and Jilin Hu. Path Cost Distribution Estimation Using Trajectory Data.
    PVLDB 10(3): 85-96 (2016) paper
  5. Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, Yu Ma, and Christian S. Jensen. Toward Personalized, Context-Aware Routing.
    The VLDB Journal 24(2):297-318.
  6. Zhiming Ding, Bin Yang, Ralf Hartmut Güting, and Yaguang Li. Network-Matched Trajectory-Based Moving-Object Database: Models and Applications.
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 16(4):1918-1928.
  7. Shuo Shang, Kai Zheng, Christian S. Jensen, Bin Yang, Panos Kalnis, Guohe Li, and Ji-Rong Wen. Discovery of Path Nearby Clusters in Spatial Networks.
    TKDE 27(6):1505-1518.
  8. Chenjuan Guo, Bin Yang, Ove Andersen, Christian S. Jensen, and Kristian Torp. EcoSky: Reducing Vehicular Environmental Impact Through Eco-Routing.
    ICDE 2015, 1412-1415 (demo paper), Seoul, Korea, April 2015. Try EcoSky.
  9. Chenjuan Guo, Bin Yang, Ove Andersen, Christian S. Jensen, and Kristian Torp. EcoMark 2.0: Empowering Eco-Routing with Vehicular Environmental Models and Actual Vehicle Fuel Consumption Data.
    GeoInformatica 19(3):567-599.
  10. Jian Dai, Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, and Zhiming Ding. Personalized Route Recommendation using Big Trajectory Data.
    ICDE 2015, 543-554, Seoul, Korea, April 2015.
  11. Jinling Jiang, Hua Lu, Bin Yang, and Bin Cui. Finding Top-k Local Users in Geo-Tagged Social Media Data.
    ICDE 2015, 267-278, Seoul, Korea, April 2015.
  12. Chenjuan Guo, Christian S. Jensen, and Bin Yang. Towards Total Traffic Awareness.
    SIGMOD Record 43(3):18-23.
  13. Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, Christian S. Jensen, Manohar Kaul, and Shuo Shang. Stochastic Skyline Route Planning Under Time-Varying Uncertainty.
    ICDE 2014, 136-147, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 89/446=20.0%)
  14. Manohar Kaul, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, Bin Yang, and Christian S. Jensen. Finding Shortest Paths on Terrains by Killing Two Birds with One Stone.
    PVLDB 7(1):73-84. VLDB 2014, Hangzhou, China, Septmber, 2014.
  15. Bin Yang, Manohar Kaul, and Christian S. Jensen. Using Incomplete Information for Complete Weight Annotation of Road Networks.
    TKDE 26(5):1267-1279. An extended version is available here.
  16. Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, and Christian S. Jensen. Travel Cost Inference from Sparse, Spatio-Temporally Correlated Time Series Using Markov Models.
    PVLDB 6(9):769-780. VLDB 2013, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, August 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 23%, out of 559 submissions)
  17. Leon Derczynski, Bin Yang, and Christian S. Jensen. Towards Context-Aware Search and Analysis on Social Media Data.
    EDBT 2013, 137-142 (Extending Data Base Technology Track), Genoa, Italy, March 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 48/232=20.6%)
  18. Chenjuan Guo, Yu Ma, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen, and Manohar Kaul. EcoMark: Evaluating Models of Vehicular Environmental Impact.
    SIGSPATIAL/GIS 2012, 269–278, Redondo Beach, California, United States, November 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 39/200=19.5%)
  19. Yafang Wang, Bin Yang, Lizhen Qu, Marc Spaniol, and Gerhard Weikum. Harvesting Facts from Textual Web Sources by Constrained Label Propagation.
    CIKM 2011, 837-846, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, October 2011. (Acceptance Rate: 15%, out of 917 submissions)
  20. Hua Lu, Bin Yang, and Christian S. Jensen. Spatio-Temporal Joins on Symbolic Indoor Tracking Data.
    ICDE 2011, 816-827, Hannover, Germany, April 2011. (Acceptance Rate: 98/494=19.8%)
  21. Bin Yang, Hua Lu, and Christian S. Jensen. Probabilistic Threshold k Nearest Neighbor Queries over Moving Objects in Symbolic Indoor Space.
    EDBT 2010, 335-346, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2010. (Acceptance Rate: 17.6%)
  22. Bin Yang, Hua Lu, and Christian S. Jensen. Scalable Continuous Range Monitoring of Moving Objects in Symbolic Indoor Space.
    CIKM 2009, 671-680, Hong Kong, China, November 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 123/847=14.5%)


  1. Data Management of Indoor Moving Objects (室内移动对象的数据管理). Ph.D. Thesis (in Chinese). Defended on 27th May 2010, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. paper
  2. Research on Web Information Retrieval (Web信息搜索技术的研究). Master Thesis (in Chinese). Defended on 27th March 2007, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China. paper


  1. Chenjuan Guo, Bin Yang, and Ping Liang. A method of adding searchable notes in Web pages using Web browser plug-ins and script languages (网页加入可搜索的深标签及浏览器插件和脚本结合的方法). Patent NO: ZL 2006 1 0041811.1, Certificate NO: 431831, Approved in October 2008. jpg


Scientific Service

Conference Organizer

Member of Program Committees for Conferences and Workshops

Reviewer for Journals


My past teaching activities can be found here.


My Erdős number is 3: Bin Yang → Gerhard Weikum → Patrick Eugene O'Neil → Paul Erdős
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