Qiang Yang

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Room 3563 (Lift 27/28)
qyang (at) cse (dot) ust (dot) hk
: (00852) 2358-8768
Fax: (00852) 2358-1477

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IJCAI 2015

Research Interests:

  • Data Mining: Transfer Learning, Web/Social/Mobile Data Mining
  • Artificial Intelligence: Automated Planning, Machine Learning, Activity Recognition, and Case-based Reasoning

Online Publication List | Google Scholar Profile | Transfer Learning Survey, Software and Data Resources
Transfer Learning in Social Recommendations | MIT Technology Review Article (ViCAD System)
Transfer Learning Papers in Recent Conferences (Link) | Book: Crafting Your Research Future, Morgan&Claypool Publishers (link) | Hong Kong RGC Research Frontiers Article: Heterogeneous Transfer Learning  Eng, Chn | Bio

  Founding EiC of IEEE Transactions on Big Data (January 1, 2015 - )

Recent Publications:

Positions and Education:

Chair Professor and  University New Bright Professor of Engineering (2014 - )
Head, Huawei Noah Ark Research Lab (2012 - 2014)

Full Professor (2007 - ) Associate Department Head (PG and Research)  (2011 - 2012)
Postgraduate Coordinator: 2007-2009
Associate Professor, 2001-2007
NSERC Industry Research Chair, Simon Fraser University, BC Canada 1995-2001.

B.Sc. (1982) Astrophysics at Peking University, Beijing, China (Alumnus of the CUSPEA program in 1982)
M.Sc. (1985) Astrophysics, University of Maryland, USA
M.Sc. (1987) Computer Science, University of Maryland, USA
PhD (1989) Computer Science, University of Maryland, USA

  • AAAI Fellow (2013 - ) Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intellignece
    • for significant contributions to AI Planning, Data Mining and Case-based Reasoning
    • Link to AAAI page.
  • AAAS Fellow (2012 - ) American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • for significant contributions to Data Mining, Learning and Planning: theory, applications, and services 
    • Link to AAAS, Oriental Daily
  • IAPR Fellow (2012 -) International Association of Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE Fellow (2009 - ) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • for significant contributions to the understanding and application of Intelligent Planning, Learning and Data Mining
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist (2011 - ), Association of Computing Machinary, Link to ACM

Professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada (2001 - 2004)
Associate Professor and NSERC Industry Research Chair at Simon Fraser University, Canada (1995 - 2001)
Assistant/Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada (1989-1995)
Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research China (1999 to 2000) and University of Washington, USA (2000)
Founding Co-Director of RMBI Program at HKUST (2007-2011)
Postgraduate Director at HKUST (2007-2009 and 2011 Summer)
Laboratory Affiliations: AI and Databases


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Research:  Publications by Year | Google Scholar Profile | Patent | Research Projects



Invited Talks:


Crafting Your Research Future: A Guide to Successful Master's and Ph.D. Degrees in Science & Engineering




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Other Past Students and Visitors