I am an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology, York University. I received a BSc degree from Nanjing University, China, a MPhil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (under the supervision of Prof. Ada Fu), and a PhD from the University of Toronto (under the supervision of Prof. Nick Koudas). I a member of the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University.
My current research centres around managing and analyzing big data arising from a variety of contexts, such as intelligent transporation systems, location-based services, and social networks. In particular, I am interested in developing algorithms and systems to support the real-time processing of streaming data at scale, as well as making sense of such data by learning mobility patterns through modeling the interactions of spatial, temporal, and personal aspects. My research has been supported by NSERC, BRAIN Alliance, and industrial partners such as IBM and Huawei.
I am looking for self-motivated students to join our research group as PhD or Master's students. Please drop me a line if you are interested.