Xin Huang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University

Room 707, Sir Run Run Shaw Building
Office Hours: 3-5 pm on Tuesdays
Email: xinhuang at

I received my BEng degree in computer science from the Xiamen University (XMU), and PhD degree in systems engineering and engineering management (SEEM) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2014. During 2015-2016, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I then joined the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) where I am now an assistant professor in computer science. I am a member of database group at the HKBU.

My research centers on developing innovative technologies and theories of data science, particularly at the large-scale data. My field of expertise is rooted at database and data mining. I sometimes work in data visualization, machine learning, and privacy-aware computing. My projects put extensive efforts on graph data related problems with particular focus on data management, big graph mining and visualization, and social network analysis.

[Open Positions] I am looking for PhD students, research assistants, and visiting scholars. Please send me your CV, if you are interested. Strong PhD applicants are encouraged to compete for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2019/20.

News and Highlights


Call for Papers: IJCAI 2019 Workshop on Big Social Media Data Management and Analysis.


I am teaching COMP4027/7650: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for 2019 Spring Term.


Released PP-DBLP: real-world datasets of public-private collaboration networks on DBLP. [Paper]


Welcome Yue Chen, Soroush Ebadian and Xuliang Zhu to experience summer PhD research at our lab.


A tutorial on relevant structure search in graph databases will be persented at PAKDD 2018, Melbourne, Australia. [Slides]


Congratulations to Shuyao Tan, who won Prof. Sunney Chan’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. She will be joining our lab in June.


I am teaching COMP4027/7650: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and COMP4035: Database System Implementation for 2018 Spring Term.


A tutorial on community search over big graphs is persented at ICDE 2017, San Diego, USA. [Paper][Slides]


I join the Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Honors and Awards

IEEE ICSC Best Student Paper Award, 2017.
ACM SIGMOD Travel Award, 2014.
Hong Kong Postgraduate Studentship, 2010-2014.
Distinguished Graduate Award, Xiamen University, 2010.
National Scholarship, Ministry of Education in China, 2006-2009.

Contact Information

Mail Address:
Xin Huang
Room 707, Sir Run Run Shaw Building
Hong Kong Baptist University
224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Office: RRS 707 (map)
Office Hours: 3-5 pm on Tuesdays
Email: xinhuang at
Phone: (852) 3411-5958
Fax: (852) 3411-7892