Gao Cong   ( )

                                                                                                                                

Block N4, 2c-103
School of Computer Science and Engineering 
Nanyang Technological University  
Email    gaocong at ntu.edu.sg


Short Biography

2015 -- now: Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2010 -- 2015: Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Affiliated to the Data Management Research Group (DANTE
2008 -- 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, and Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy), Aalborg University, Denmark
2007 -- 2008: Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia
2004 -- 2006: Postdoc Research Fellow, the Database group within the School of Informatics of University of Edinburgh.
2000 -- 2004: Ph.D. student and Pre-doc,  Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
1999 -- 2000: ShenZhen Huawei Company, China
1992 -- 1999: Master and Bachelor, Tianjin University, China. 


Research Interests

My past research interests include:

Research Projects

  1. Publish/Subscribe for textual data stream 
  2. Exploring and querying geo-textual data 
  3. Mining users' spatial-temporal behaviours and context-aware POI recommendation
  4. Finding influential users in social networks
  5. Mining social media, reviews, and forums

Publications  (By year)

My Google Scholar Profile, my ACM author profile, and my papers @ [DBLP]

            Released data and code

Students

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in doing a Ph.D.
       
I am delightful to work with some great students:
Tuan-Anh Nguyen PHAM
Shanshan FENG
Tao Guo 
Kaiyu Feng
Kaiqi Zhao
Zhida Chen

       
Alumni:
Lisi CHEN (PhD, 2016, First employment: Assistant Prof @Hong Kong Baptist University )
Zongcheng Ji (Postdoc, 2015)
Xutao Li (Postdoc, 2013-2015, Employment: Associate Prof @Harbin Institute of Technology)
Miao Xie (Visting student from Chinese Academic of Sciences, 2014-2015)
Jinpeng Wang (Visiting student from Peking University, 2014)
Quan YUAN  (PhD 2015, First employment: Postdoc @ UIUC)
Xin Cao ( PhD 2014, First employment: Lecturer @ Queen's University Belfast)
Zhen Hai (PhD 2014, Employment: Research Scientist @ I2R, A star, First employment: Research fellow @ NTU)
Kelvin SIM (PhD 2012)
Wei Wei (Visiting student from Huazhong, Sept 2010- Feb 2011  --> NTU)
Ying Lu (Visiting student from Renmin, Sept 2010- May 2011 --> USC)
Bo Liu (Postdoc, 2012  --> Facebook)
Chuancong Gao (RA, 2012 --> SFU)

 

Teaching

Database System Principles, 2013, NTU
Database Systems 2012 Spring (lecture +2 tutorial groups + 2 Lab groups), NTU
Information Retrieval 2011 Spring (with Jung-jae Kim), NTU
Database Systems 2011 Spring (2 tutorial groups + 2 Lab groups), NTU
Natural Language Processing 2010, 2011 (with Jung-jae Kim), NTU
Algorithms 2010 (2 tutorial groups), 2011 Fall (3 tutorial groups), NTU
Database Systems 2010 (1 tutorial group), NTU
Internet Technologies  2009, AAU
Database Technology 2009 (with Simonas, and Ira), AAU
2 SW3 Groups 2009, AAU
Semester Coordinator for SW3 2009, AAU
1 DAT5 Group 2009, AAU
1 DAT4 Group 2009, AAU
Data warehouse and Data mining  2008 Fall (with Thomas and Manfred) , AAU
Introduction to Internet Technologies 2008 (with Ken, Man Lung Yiu) , AAU
Database Technology 2008 (with my colleagues), AAU
1 DAT5 Group 2008 (Co-supervised with Torben), AAU

 

Services

    Associate editor, ACM transactions on Database Systems

    PC co-chair for E&A track of PVLDB 2014

    Publication chair for The 25th Pacific Asia Conference on Language Information and Computing (PACLIC), 2011       

    Program Committee

2015:   SIGKDD, WWW, ICDE,  ACL, DASFAA, WAIM, CIKM
2014:   SIGKDD, WWW, CIKM, SDM, ICDE, DASFAA, ACL, EMNLP, ICWSM, WAIM
2013:   PVLDB, SIGKDD, ICDM, SDM, CIKM, ICDE, PAKDD, WWW, DASFAA, BDA

2012:   PVLDB, ICDE, NAACL-HLT, DASFAA, PAKDD, SIGKDD, ICDM, CIKM, SIGIR Poster, ASONAM
            Workshop: Question Answering for Complex Domains (QACD'2012)
2011:   ICDE; DASFAA; ASONAM; ADC; DEXA; SIGIR poster; EMNLP; AINA; CIKM         
2010:   KDD; ACL; ICDM ; WWW; DASFAA; DEXA; DNIS; ICDKE; HPCC; ASONAM
2009:   VLDB; ICDE; ICDM; PAKDD; DEXA; APWeb; ASONAM
2008:   SIGMOD; VLDB; KDD; ICDM; DEXA; XANTEC; WWW Poster; Apweb; DASFAA; AReS; WAIM;

 

Seminar coordinator for Edinburgh Database group's weekly seminar   Feb. - Sept. 2006