Lecture by Dr. Philip S. Yu

Title: On Mining Big Data and Social Network Analysis
Date and Time: 14:00-15:30, Friday, June 12, 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall, Office Building, Software Campus

Speaker: Dr. Philip S. Yu
Date and Time: 14:00-15:30, Friday,  June 12, 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall, Office Building, Software Campus
Host: Prof. Baoquan Chen

Title: On Mining Big Data and Social Network Analysis
The problem of big data has become increasingly importance in recent years. On the one hand, the big data is an asset that potentially can offer tremendous value or reward to the data owner. On the other hand, it poses tremendous challenges to distil the value out of the big data. The very nature of the big data poses challenges not only due to its volume, and velocity of being generated, but also its variety and veracity. The challenge is thus how to integrate the information from different sources with different formats and veracities together. Heterogeneous information network model provides an effective way to fuse heterogeneous information across different sources. One of the most critical big data applications is mining social networks. As social networks become increasingly popular, not only the scale of the networks grows rapidly with Facebook having more than 1 billion active users, but also the complexity of the networks increases over time. In this talk, we will discuss the data fusion issues and approaches using social networks as an example.
Dr. Philip S. Yu is a Distinguished Professor and the Wexler Chair in Information Technology at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining UIC, he was at the IBM Watson Research Center, where he built a world-renowned data mining and database department. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. Dr. Yu is the recipient of IEEE Computer Society’s 2013 Technical Achievement Award for “pioneering and fundamentally innovative contributions to the scalable indexing, querying, searching, mining and anonymization of big data”. With more than 870 publications and 300 patents, cited more than 62,000 times with an H-index of 116, Dr. Yu is a leader in the data mining and data management community.
Dr. Yu is the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data.  He is on the steering committee of the IEEE Conference on Data Mining and ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management and was a member of the IEEE Data Engineering steering committee.  He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2001-2004). He received a Research Contributions Award from IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in 2003, the ICDM 2013 10-year Highest-Impact Paper Award, and the EDBT Test of Time Award (2014). Dr. Yu received his PhD from Stanford University.
Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Program:
Since 2015, the School of Computer Science and Technology, and the School of Software of Shandong University have launched the Distinguished Lecture Series Program that features internationally acclaimed scholars to speak about the frontier in both scientific research and industrial development in the fast developing computing and software engineering field. The DLS aims to promote academic exchange and raise the visibility of the schools. Each year, no more than ten scholars are honored to speak at the DLS.