I am an associate professor in the Database, Programming and Web Technologies group (DPW) in the Department of Computer Science, the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. I obtained my PhD degree from the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), and my BSc (Department of Computer Science and Technology) and MSc (Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS) degrees from Peking University (PKU), China.
Currently, I am also affiliated with the Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy), one of the top European database research groups that focuses on data management for various data-intensive systems.
My research mainly concerns databases and data management, involving different types of data such as outdoor GPS data, indoor positioning data (e.g., RFID, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi data), and social media data (e.g., Tweets). In a good deal of my research, a particular attention is paid to locations, either explicit or implicit, in the data. A general purpose of such an attention is to find valuable information efficiently from the data, which in turn is expected to enable, improve, and enrich location based services in various scenarios.
I have served as PhD forum co-chair for MDM 2016, demo chair for SSDBM 2014, PC cochair for MDM 2012 and ISA 2011, and vice PC chair for MUE 2011. I have also served on the program committees for conferences and workshops including ICDE, CIKM, SSTD, MDM, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, PAKDD, APWeb, MobiDE, ISA, etc. I am a senior member of the IEEE and a member of IEEE TCDE.
To prospective students
If you're interested in working with me as a PhD student or a visiting student in Daisy, you're welcome to contact me via email. I will be happy to help you apply for tuition waiver from our university and financial support from Danish foundations and/or other agencies like China Scholarship Council (CSC).
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