• 1949 August 10
    (b.) - ?


A Chinese computer scientist and Abel Bliss Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he has been working on research into data mining, data warehousing, database systems, data mining from spatiotemporal data, Web data, and social/information network data. Born in Shanghai, China, he received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1979 and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Computer Science in 1985. He was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University from 1986 to 1987; and from 1987 to 2001, he worked as Assistant, Associate, Full and University Chair Professor in Simon Fraser University; a public research university in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. In 2001 he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is currently a Professor, in the Department of Computer Science. He is also the Director of Information Network Academic Research Center (INARC) supported by Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NSCTA) program of the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL). He has chaired or served on over 100 program committees of international conferences and workshops, including PC co-chair of 2005 (IEEE), International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), and he was America?s coordinator of the 2006 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB). He also served as the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data. He is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He received the 2004 ACM SIGKDD Innovations Award, and the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award "For contributions in data mining and knowledge discovery, data warehousing, deductive and object-oriented databases." He was the 2009 winner of the McDowell Award, the highest technical award made by IEEE. He teaches courses CS412 - Data Mining and CS512 - Advanced Data Mining at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. His course CS412 - Data Mining is highly popular among students and is over-subscribed in each offering. He has published several books and over 500 journal and conference publications. The book he co-authored with Kamber and Pei, "Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques" (3rd ed., Morgan Kaufmann, 2011) has been popularly used as a textbook worldwide. Selected Journals Articles Conference Proceedings Articles are: with Bo Zhao, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein and Jim Gemmell, ?A Bayesian Approach to Discovering Truth from Conflicting Sources for Data Integration?, PVLDB 5(6) :550-561, 2012 (Also, Proc. 2012 Int. Conf. on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'12/PVLDB), Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 2012.); and with Bo Zhao, "A Probabilistic Model for Estimating Real-Valued Truth from Conflicting Sources", Proc. of 10th Int. Workshop on Quality in Databases, in conjunction with VLDB 2012(QDB'12), Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 2012.
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    1949 August 10
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    Researcher of data mining, data warehousing, and database systems, co-author of the textbook, "Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques" which has been popularly used worldwide
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