Dr. Tsz Nam Chan (Edison)

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Office: DLB819
my email: edisonchan@comp.hkbu.edu.hk
Remember: "Try our best and prepare for the worst"


Tsz Nam Chan (Edison) is currently a research assistant professor in the database group of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He is a data engineering researcher (for handling the efficiency issues in big data settings). He published several research papers in prestigious conferences and journals (CCF: A, top ranking in Google scholar and Microsoft) in both data engineering and data mining area, including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and TKDE. Prior to joining the HKBU, he worked as the postdoctoral researcher (with Prof. Reynold Cheng) in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) from Sep 2018 to Aug 2020. He received the PhD degree in computing and the BEng degree in electronic and information engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019 and 2014, respectively. His PhD supervisor is Dr. Man Lung Yiu (Ken). He is a member of IEEE.

Research Interests

  • Kernel methods

  • Similarity measures, similarity search and pattern matching

  • Spatial and temporal data analysis (develop efficient algorithms for GIS)

  • System Development/Demo Publications
    Research Publications [DBLP][Google Scholar]

    Professional Services
    • Journal Referee
      • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
      • IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
      • Pattern Recognition (PR)
      • Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)
    • Conference Program Organizer
      • International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM) Year: 2021, 2022 proceedings chair
    • Conference Program Committee/Reviewer
      • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) Year: 2022
      • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Year: 2020
      • International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) Year: 2021, 2022
      • International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Year: 2019, 2020, 2021
    • Conference Program Session Chair
      • International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Year: 2020
      • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) Year: 2021
      • International Joint Conference on Web and Big Data (APWeb-WAIM) Year: 2021
    • Conference Program External Reviewer
      • Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) Year: 2019, 2020
      • Proceedings of ACM Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) Year: 2022
      • International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Year: 2020, 2021
      • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) Year: 2021

    • HKBU COMP 7930 Big Data Analytics (Spring 2021)
    • HKBU COMP 4035 Database System Implementation (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)