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 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/Databases, NLP/Machine Learning/AI
RESEARCH PROJECTS  (publications) google scholar | dblp

  • Knowledge Bases and Conversational AI
  • 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

    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:
    Jing Qian, Hong Wang, Xiaoyong Jin, Zhiyu Chen, Shiyang Li, Alon Albalak, Yingrui Yang, Zekun Li

    Alumni (PhD):  
    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 (Assistant Professor, Ohio State Univ.), 2015
    Bo Zong (NEC Labs America), 2015
    Yang Li (Google), 2015
    Shengqi Yang(Research Scientist, Facebook), 2105
    Arijit Khan
    (ETH, now Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological Univ.), 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):
    Yunkai Zhang (UC Berkeley, 2018), Alexander Wood (UCLA, 2014), Lijia Hong (CMU, 2012)
    Alumni (Highschool): Andy Jin (Stanford, 2018)


    HONORS and AWARDS

    1. Best of ICDM 2019 Selection
    2. Program Co-chair: 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)
    3. ICDE 2013 Best Poster Award
    4. SIGKDD Best Student Paper Award, 2012
    5. IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award, 2011
    6. NSF Career Award, 2010
    7. The Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, 2008-present
    8. ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, 2007
    9. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2007 
    10. Best Student Paper, Proc. of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2007
    11. Excellent Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003, 2004
    12. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, CS Dept., SUNY at Stony Brook, 2001

    Last Modified: Aug 24, 2012