I am currently an associate professor in College of Information Sciences and Technology of Pennsylvania State University. My research interest lies in data mining with a special focus on mining spatial-temporal data .

I received my PhD degree from Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. My advisor was Prof. Jiawei Han. Before that, I received my Bachelor degree from Department of Computer Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2007. I interned at Microsoft Research at Silicon Valley in 2011, Facebook at Palo Alto in 2009, Yahoo! at Santa Clara in 2008 and Google China at Beijing in 2006.

My Curriculum Vitae


[2018/2019] I am now taking sabbatical leave in Hangzhou China until July 2019. If you are a student interested in working with me in Hangzhou, you can send me an email with your resume attached.
[2018.3] I am co-organizing the 7th International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp 2018) in conjunction with KDD'18 conference in London. Please consider submitting your work to our workshop. Paper submission deadline: May 8.
[2018.1] I am co-organizing the Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Informatics in conjunction with SIGIR'18 conference in Ann Arbor. Please consider submitting your work to our workshop. Paper submission deadline: May 4.
[2017.9] We are hiring data science faculty: data science faculty search. Join us! Feel free to contact me for questions.
[2017.8] I started serving as associate editor for ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST). ACM TIST is a world-class journal on AI and data mining, focusing on systems and technology. In 2016, ACM TIST made another level of success, ranked No.1 in all ACM Transactions in terms of the number of citations per paper (18) in ACM Digital Library. Its 5-year impact factor is 9.1, ranked No. 1 in computer science-related journals. Consider submitting your work to ACM TIST!
[2017.7] I am promoted to associate professor with tenure.
[2017.3] I am honored to receive NSF CAREER award to support my work on "Cross-Domain Urban Data Mining".
[2017.1] Thanks to the College of IST to award me the Haile Family Early Career Professorship. news


Office: E331, IST Building, University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 1-814-863-6317

Other places to find me: facebook , weibo (in chinese)