Distinguished Lecture Series 2014/15 - Prof. Jian Pei
Prof. Jian Pei of Simon Fraser University, Canada, visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Big Data for Everyone” on 18 June 2015. Prof. Pei discussed problems centered on egocentric queries and analysis on Big Data. Also, he presented some preliminary research results and application case studies on Big Data Analytics. With stimulating examples, the lecture was well received and concluded with active discussion. Prof. Pei also shared his research insights with the research postgraduate students.
Jian Pei is currently the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Big Data Science and a professor at the School of Computing Science and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree at the same school in 2002 under Dr. Jiawei Han’s supervision. His research interests are to develop effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications. He has published prolifically and is one of the top cited authors in data mining. He received a series of prestigious awards. He is also active in providing consulting service to industry and transferring the research outcome in his group to industry and applications. He is an editor of several esteemed journals in his areas and a passionate organizer of the premier academic conferences defining the frontiers of the areas. He is an IEEE Fellow.