Xifeng Yan is a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He holds the Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He was a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between 2006 and 2008.
His work is centered on knowledge discovery, knowledge bases,
and conversational AI. His contribution can be found in data
mining, database systems, natural language processing, and their
applications in interdisciplinary areas. His works were extensively referenced, with over
23,000 citations per Google Scholar and thousands of software downloads. He received NSF CAREER Award, IBM Invention Achievement Award, ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Runner-Up Award, IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award,
2022 PLDI Distinguished Paper Award, and 2022 VLDB Test of Time