Department of Computer Science
Harold Frank Hall, Office 1111
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110
The primary goal of Professor Yan research is to develop fundamental concepts and new principles of data mining, design intelligent algorithms and build scalable systems. Our current work has concentrated on three key areas: Modeling, managing, and mining large-scale, heterogeneous graphs/networks; Structural and statistical analysis of texts and derived applications such as information extraction, question answering, and information trustworthiness; Intelligent solutions to various cross-domain problems in bioinformatics, business intelligence, computer security, computer systems, and social science.
Prof. Yan holds the Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He was a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between 2006 and 2008. His works were extensively referenced, with over 8,000 citations per Google Scholar and thousands of software downloads. He received the NSF CAREER Award, the IBM Invention Achievement Award, the ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Runner-Up Award, and the IEEE ICDM 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award.