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Xifeng Yan is a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, holding 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 and was a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between 2006 and 2008. His work is centered around modeling, managing, and mining data, especially graph and text data. His contribution can be found in data mining, database systems, natural language processing, and their applications in interdisciplinary areas like bioinformatics. His works were extensively referenced, with over 15,000 citations per Google Scholar and thousands of software downloads. He received NSF CAREER Award, IBM Invention Achievement Award, ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Runner-Up Award, and IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award.