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, ICB, and HGDATA (data scientist)

Computer Science Department
Rm 1111, Harold Frank Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110

Direction
xyan [at) cs dot ucsb dot edu
Tel: (805)699-6018 (google voice)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Data mining/Databases, Machine Learning and AI

RESEARCH PROJECTS  (publications) google scholar | dblp

TEACHING

CS273: Data and Knowledge Bases(Fall, 2016)
CS291K: Advanced Data Mining (Spring, 2016)
CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Winter, 2016)
CS290D: Advanced Data Mining (Spring, 2015)
Previous Courses
STUDENTS
Graduate Students:
Yu Su, Theodore Georgiou, Honglei Liu, Semih Yavuz, Izzeddin Gur, Keqian Li
Research Scientist:
Alumni (PhD):
Fangqiu Han (Snapchat), Huan Sun (Assistant Professor, Ohio State Univ.), Bo Zong (NEC Labs America)Yang Li (Google), Shengqi Yang(Research Scientist, Facebook),  Arijit Khan (ETH, now Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological Univ.), Nan Li (oDesk, Apple, now Facebook), Gengxin Miao (Google)
Alumni (PostDoc): Shulong Tan
(Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab), Yinghui Wu (Assistant Professor, Washington State Univ.), Ziyu Guan (Professor, Northwest University, China), Ying Tang (Associate Professor at Chengdu University of Technology)
Alumni (MS): Alex Morales (UIUC), Nadav Caspi (Microsoft), Matt Weiden (HRL), Russell McLoughlin (LLNL), Lei Zhao (LinkedIn), Chen Liu (Oracle)
Alumni (Undergraduate):
Alexander Wood (UCLA)

HONORS & AWARDS

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

Last Modified: Aug 24, 2012