Dr Weiren Yu

Visiting Fellow

Email
weiren.yu@imperial.ac.uk

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Weiren Yu is now a Lecturer of Computing Science at Aston University as well as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Adaptive Embedded Systems Engineering (AESE) Laboratory in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. Since February 2014, he has been involved in the NEC project named “Big Data Technologies for Smart Water Supply Systems”. He obtained his PhD from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2014.

He is the recipient of seven Best Paper Awards, including one Best Research Paper Award for ECSA 2016, two CiSRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia) Best Research Paper Awards for ICDE 2014 and VLDB 2013 respectively, one One of the Best Papers of ICDE in 2013, and three Best (Student) Paper Awards for APWEB 2010, WAIM 2010 and WAIM 2011 respectively. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.


Principle Research Interests:

  • Web Information Retrieval
  • Big Data Management
  • Graph Databases
  • Sensing technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Some Representative Work:

  • W. Yu, and J. McCann. Random Walk with Restart over Dynamic Graphs. The 15th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM ’16). Accepted, To appear in 2016.
  • W. Yu, and J. McCann. Efficient Partial-Pairs SimRank Search on Large Graphs. The 41st International Conference on Very Large Data Base (VLDB ’15). Hawaii, USA, pp. 569-580, 2015.
  • W. Yu, and J. McCann. High Quality Graph-Based Similarity Search. The 38th ACM SIGIR International Conference (ACM SIGIR ’15). Santiago, Chile, pp. 83-93, 2015.
  • W. Yu, and J. McCann. Co-Simmate: Quick Retrieving All Pairwise Co-Simrank Scores. The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (ACL ’15). Beijing, China, pp. 327-334, 2015.
  • W. Yu, X. Lin, and W. Zhang. Fast Incremental SimRank on Link-Evolving Graphs. The 30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE ’14), Chicago, USA, pp. 304-315, 2014. ** CiSRA Best Research Paper Award **
  • W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, and J. McCann. Fast All-Pairs SimRank Assessment on Large Graphs and Bipartite Domains. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE), 27(7): 1810-1823, 2014.
  • W. Yu, X. Lin, and W. Zhang. Towards Efficient SimRank Computation on Large Networks. The 29th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE ’13), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 601-612, 2013. ** One of the Best Papers **
  • W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, L. Chang, and J Pei. More is Simpler: Effectively and Efficiently Assessing Node-Pair Similarities Based on Hyperlinks. The 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Base (VLDB ’13), Hangzhou, China, pp. 13-24, 2013. ** CiSRA Best Research Paper Award **
  • W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and J. Le. SimFusion+: Extending SimFusion Towards Efficient Estimation on Large and Dynamic Networks. The 35th ACM SIGIR International Conference (ACM SIGIR ’12), Portland, USA, pp. 365-374, 2012.

Recent Publications:

  • High-Dimensional Crowdsourced Data Distribution Estimation with Local Privacy.
    X. Ren, C. Yu, W. Yu, S. Yang, X. Yang, and J. McCann.
    The 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT’16).
    Yanuca Island, Fiji, To appear in 2016.
  • Random Walk with Restart over Dynamic Graphs.
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 15th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM ’16). Accepted, To appear in 2016.
  • Effectively Positioning Water Loss Event in Smart Water Networks.
    W. Yu
    , and J. McCann.
    The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (IECSA ’15). pp.1-10, 2015
    ** The Best Paper Award **
  • Adaptive Edge Analytics for Distributed Networked Control of Water Systems.
    S. Kartakis, W. Yu, R. Akhavan, and J. McCann.
    The IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IEEE IoTDI ’16). Berlin, German, pp.72-82, 2016.
  • Gauging Correct Relative Ranking on Web Search.
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’15). Melbourne, Australia, To Appear, 2015.
  • Co-Simmate: Quick Retrieving All Pairwise Co-Simrank Scores.
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (ACL’15). Beijing, China, To Appear, 2015.
  • High Quality Graph-Based  Similarity Retrieval on Large Graphs.
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 38th ACM SIGIR International Conference (SIGIR’15). Santiago, Chile, pp. 83-93, 2015.
    [PDF]
  • Efficient Partial-Pairs SimRank Search on Large Graphs.
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 41st International Conference on Very Large Data Base (PVLDB’15), Hawaii, USA, pp. 569-580, 2015.
    [PDF]
  • Fast Incremental SimRank on Link-Evolving Graphs.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, and W. Zhang.
    The 30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE’14), Chicago, USA, pp. 304-315, 2014.
    [PDF** CiSRA Best Research Paper Award **
  • Fast All-Pairs SimRank Assessment on Large Graphs and Bipartite Domains
    W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, and J. McCann.
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 27(7): 1810-1823, 2015.
    [PDF]
  • More is Simpler: Effectively and Efficiently Assessing Node-Pair Similarities Based on Hyperlinks.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, L. Chang, J Pei.
    The 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Base (PVLDB’14), pp.13-24, 2014.
    [PDF** CiSRA Best Research Paper Award **
  • Sig-SR: SimRank Search over Singular Graphs
    W. Yu, and J. McCann.
    The 37th ACM SIGIR International Conference (SIGIR’14). Brisbane, Australia, 2014.
  • Efficient Processing Node Proximity via Random Walk with Restart
    B. Lv, W. Yu, L. Wang, J. McCann.
    The 16th Asia-Pacific Web Conference. (APWeb’14), Changsha, China, pp. 542-549, 2014.
  • Towards Efficient SimRank Computation on Large Networks.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, and W. Zhang.
    The 29th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE’13), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 601-612, 2013.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
    * One of the Best Papers
  • IRWR: Incremental Random Walk with Restart.
    W. Yu, and X. Lin.
    The 36th ACM SIGIR International Conference (SIGIR’13). Dublin, Ireland, 2013.
  • SimFusion+: Extending SimFusion Towards Efficient Estimation on Large and Dynamic Networks.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and J. Le.
    The 35th ACM SIGIR International Conference (SIGIR’12), Portland, USA, pp. 365-374, 2012.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
  • A Space and Time Efficient Algorithm for SimRank Computation.
    W. Yu, W. Zhang, X. Lin, Q. Zhang, and J. Le.
    World Wide Web Journal (WWW J.), 15(3):327-353, 2012.
    [PDF]
  • On the Efficiency of Estimating Penetrating Rank on Large Graphs.
    W. Yu, J. Le, X. Lin, and W. Zhang.
    The 24th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM’12), Crete, Greece, pp. 231-249, 2012.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
  • ASAP: Towards Accurate, Stable and Accelerative Penetrating-Rank Estimation on Large Graphs.
    X. Li, W. Yu, J. Le, B. Yang.
    The 12th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM’11), Wuhan, China, pp. 415-429, 2011. Springer LNCS.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
    * Best Student Paper Award
  • Taming Computational Complexity: Efficient and Parallel SimRank Optimizations on Undirected Graphs.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, and J. Le.
    The 11th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM’10), Sichuan, China, pp. 280-296, 2010. Springer LNCS.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
    * Best Paper Runner-up Award
  • A Space and Time Efficient Algorithm for SimRank Computation.
    W. Yu, X. Lin, and J. Le.
    The 12th Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWEB’10), Busan, Korea, pp. 164-170, 2010.
    [PDF]   [PPT]
    * Best Paper Award

Academic Activities:

  • Conference Reviewer
    » 2013: PVLDB, ICDE, ICDM, CIKM, DASFAA, APWeb
    » 2012: EDBT, ICDM, CIKM, DASFAA, PAKDD, DaWak, FCST
    » 2011: DASFAA, PAKDD, ICWE
    » 2010: WAIM
  • Journal Reviewer
    » ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD)
    » IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE)
    » World Wide Web Journal (WWW J., Springer)
    » International Journal of Software and Informatics (IJSI)
    » Journal of Software (JoS)

 

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