XIFENG YAN

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Professor
Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair
Computer Science Department
University of California at Santa Barbara

Ph.D. (2006)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Curriculum Vitae [PDF] [Short Bio]

Affiliation: IEE, INARC, NS-CTA, and ICB

Computer Science Department
Rm 2017, Henley Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110

Direction
xyan [at) cs dot ucsb dot edu
Tel:
(805) 893-3734

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
RESEARCH PROJECTS  (publications) google scholar | dblp

  • Knowledge Bases and Conversational AI (Amazon, PARC)
  • Neural COVID-19 Forecasting (NSF)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Systems and IoTs
  • Motif Discovery in Massive Protein Sequences (10,000 times faster than MEME)
  • Knowledge Graph Query Processing and Benchmarking (NSF)
  • Graph Information System(NSF)
  • Network Science (ARL)
  • Collaborative Networks (NSF)
  • TEACHING


    CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Fall, 2022)
    CS291K: Special Topics in Deep Learning (Spring, 2022)
    CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Winter, 2022)
    CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Fall, 2021)
    CS165B: Machine Learning (Spring, 2021)
    Previous Courses
    STUDENTS
    Graduate Students:
    Hong Wang, Shiyang Li, Alon Albalak, Yingrui Yang, Zekun Li, Ross Koval, Weizhi Wang,  Apoorva Jakalannanavar Halappa Manjula (MS), Reeva Mishra (MS)

    Alumni (PhD):  
    Jing Qian (Research Scientist, Microsoft), 2022
    Zhiyu Chen (Research Scientist, Meta Research), 2022
    Xiaoyong Jin (Applied Scientist, Amazon AWS), 2022
    Hanwen Zha (Research Scientist, Facebook Research), 2021
    Wenhu Chen
    (Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo), 2021
    Keqian Li
    (Research Scientist, Yahoo Research), 2019
    Semih Yavuz (Research Scientist, Salesforce Research), 2019
    Izzeddin Gur
    (Research Scientist, Google Research), 2019
    Bay-Yuan Hsu (Assistant Professor, National Tsinghua Univ.), 2019
    Yu Su (Assistant Professor, Ohio State Univ.), 2018
    Honglei Liu
    (Research Scientist, Facebook), 2017
    Theodore Georgiou (Google), 2017
    Fangqiu Han (Snapchat), 2016
    Huan Sun (Associate Professor, Ohio State Univ.), 2015
    Bo Zong (NEC Labs America), 2015
    Yang Li (Google), 2015
    Shengqi Yang(Research Scientist, Facebook), 2015
    Arijit Khan
    (ETH, now Associate Professor, Aalborg Univ., Denmark), 2013
    Nan Li (oDesk, Apple, now Facebook), 2013
    Gengxin Miao (Google), 2012

    Alumni (PostDoc):
    Shulong Tan
    (Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab), 2015
    Yinghui Wu (Assistant Professor, Washington State Univ.), 2014
    Ying Tang (Associate Professor at Chengdu University of Technology), 2014
    Ziyu Guan (Professor, Northwest University, China), 2012

    Alumni (MS): Krishna Gudipati (TruckX, 2021), Benu Changmai (Amazon, 2021), Xiyou Zhou (OctoML, 2020), Yuxiao Zhang (2020), Hongmin Wang(Microsoft, 2020), Mu Xu (Facebook, 2019), Dong-Anh Nguyen (Google, 2017), Tianyu Wu (Google, 2016), Anastasiya Lazareva (Element Analytics, 2016), Alex Morales (UIUC, 2014), Nadav Caspi (Microsoft, 2014), Chen Liu (Oracle, 2013), Matt Weiden (HRL, 2012), Lei Zhao (LinkedIn, 2011), Russell McLoughlin (LLNL, 2010)
    Alumni (Undergraduate):
    Xuan Luo (2022), Ari Polakof (Appfolio, GaTech 2022), Yunkai Zhang (UC Berkeley, 2018), Alexander Wood (UCLA, 2014), Lijia Hong (CMU, 2012)
    Alumni (Highschool): Andy Jin (Stanford, 2018)


    HONORS and AWARDS

    1. Program Co-chair: 2023 ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD'23)
    2. Test of Time Award at VLDB 2022
    3. Distinguished Paper Award at PLDI 2022
    4. Best of ICDM 2019 Selection
    5. Program Co-chair: 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM'19)
    6. ICDE 2013 Best Poster Award
    7. SIGKDD Best Student Paper Award, 2012
    8. IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award, 2011
    9. NSF Career Award, 2010
    10. The Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, 2008-present
    11. ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, 2007
    12. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2007 
    13. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2007
    14. Excellent Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003, 2004
    15. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., SUNY at Stony Brook, 2001

    Last Modified: July 10, 2022