Gao Cong   ( )

                                                                                                                                

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


[new Postdoc Position: We have several open positions (Postdoc and RA) on data management and spatial-temporal data mining. ]

Short Biography

2018 -- present: Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Affiliated to the Data Management Research Group (DANTE)
2015 -- 2018: Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2010 -- 2015: Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  
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.
My long CV can be found here.


Research Interests

My past research interests include:

Research Projects

  1. Querying and Exploring Geospatial Data  
  2. Spatial Data Mining and Spatio-temporal Data Mining 
  3. Machine Learning for Database Management   
  4. Recommendation,POI recommendation and User Behaviour Modeling   
  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

            Demonstration of some of our research

Main Admin Duty 

co-director for SCALE@NTU Corp Lab (SingTel-NTU Corp Lab)
Assistant Chair (Alumni and outreach), School of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
 

Research 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:
Jin Yao Chin
Junghoon Kim
Yue Chen (co-supervisor, with Prof Kiah Han Mao)
Yile Chen 
Zheng Wang (co-supervisor, with Prof Cheng Long)
Zizhong Meng

       
Alumni:
Lucas Vinh TRAN (Employment: Apple)
Yiding LIU
Xiucheng LI (Employment: SCALE@NTU)
Zhida CHEN (Employment: SCALE@NTU)
Di Yao (Visiting student from Chinese Academic of Sciences, 2018)
Daniel Rugeles (Employment: WTL Capital )
Ali Zonoozi (Employment: Grab)
Tao Guo (Employment: Research Assistant Professor@NUS  -- > Google)
Kaiyu FENG (Employment: Research Assistant Professor@NTU)
Kaiqi ZHAO (Employment: Assistant Professor at the University of Aukland )
Tuan-Anh Nguyen PHAM (Employment: Roll-Royce-NTU lab --> Shopee)
Shanshan FENG (Employment: IHPC, A star)
Yaqiong Liu (co-supervised with Prof Seah Hock Soon, Employment: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing)
Lisi CHEN (PhD, 2016, 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)
Miao Li (Visiting student from Northeastern Universtity, 2015)
Jinpeng Wang (Visiting student from Peking University, 2014)
Quan YUAN  (PhD 2015, Employment: Postdoc @ UIUC  -- > Facebook)
Xin Cao ( PhD 2014, Employment: Lecturer @ Queen's University Belfast --> Senior lecturer@New South Wales University)
Zhen Hai (PhD 2014, Employment: Research Scientist @ I2R, A star)
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 ADC'18

    PC co-chair for PhD forum and posters Track of ASONAM 

    PC co-chair for the 13th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA'17)

    PC vice-chair for ICDE'18

    PC co-chair for E&A track of PVLDB'14

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

    Program Committee

­ Senior PC for CIKM’17, IEEE Big Data’17   
2018: VLDB, SIGMOD, WWW, KDD, DASFAA, etc.   
2017: VLDB, CIKM, WWW, WSDM, AAAI, ICDM, IEEE Big Data, SSTD, SIGSpatial, DASFAA, etc.   
2016: KDD, ICDM, VLDB, CIKM, WWW, AAAI, IEEE Big Data, etc.   
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,

2012:   PVLDB, ICDE, NAACL-HLT, DASFAA, PAKDD, SIGKDD, ICDM, CIKM, SIGIR Poster, ASONAM
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