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: INARC, NS-CTA, and ICB

Computer Science Department
Rm 1111, Harold Frank 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/Databases, NLP/Machine Learning/AI

Industry problems are very welcome; We provide AI solutions.

RESEARCH PROJECTS  (publications) google scholar | dblp

TEACHING

CS273: Data and Knowledge Bases(Spring, 2019)
CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Fall, 2018)
CS291K: Advanced Deep Learning  (Spring, 2018)
CS174B: Design and Implementation Techniques of Database Systems  (Winter, 2018)
Previous Courses
STUDENTS
Graduate Students:
Semih Yavuz, Izzeddin Gur, Keqian Li, Xiaoyong Jin, Hanwen Zha, Hongmin Wang, Wenhu Chen, Zhiyu Chen, Xiyou Zhou
Research Scientist:
Alumni (PhD): Yu Su (Assistant Professor, Ohio State Univ.), Honglei Liu
(Research Scientist, Facebook), Theodore Georgiou (Google), Fangqiu Han (Snapchat), Huan Sun (Assistant Professor, Ohio State Univ.), Bo Zong (NEC Labs America)Yang Li (Google), Shengqi Yang(Research Scientist, Facebook),  Arijit Khan (ETH, now Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological Univ.), Nan Li (oDesk, Apple, now Facebook), Gengxin Miao (Google)
Alumni (PostDoc): Shulong Tan
(Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab), Yinghui Wu (Assistant Professor, Washington State Univ.), Ziyu Guan (Professor, Northwest University, China), Ying Tang (Associate Professor at Chengdu University of Technology)
Alumni (MS): Dong-Anh Nguyen (Google), Tianyu Wu (Google), Anastasiya Lazareva (Element Analytics), Alex Morales (UIUC), Nadav Caspi (Microsoft), Matt Weiden (HRL), Russell McLoughlin (LLNL), Lei Zhao (LinkedIn), Chen Liu (Oracle)
Alumni (Undergraduate):
Alexander Wood (UCLA)
Alumni (Highschool): Andy Jin (Stanford)


HONORS & AWARDS

  1. Program Co-chair: 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)
  2. ICDE 2013 Best Poster Award
  3. SIGKDD Best Student Paper Award, 2012
  4. IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award, 2011
  5. The Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, 2008-present
  6. ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, 2007
  7. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2007 
  8. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2007
  9. Excellent Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003, 2004
  10. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., SUNY at Stony Brook, 2001

Last Modified: Aug 24, 2012