People

Xiangliang Zhang

Faculty
Assistant Professor of Computer Science​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Research interests: ​Machine intelligence, Knowledge discovery and management. ​​​
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Introduction

​​XIANGLIANG ZHANG is currently an assistant professor and directs the Machine Intelligence and kNowledge Engineering (MINE) Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Prior to this, she was a research scientist at KAUST from September 2010 to August 2011. She was an European ERCIM research fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Norway, from April–August 2010. She earned her Ph.D. degree in computer science with great honors from INRIA-University Paris-Sud 11, France, in July 2010. She was a research engineer at INSERM, France, from September 2009 to March 2010. She received M.S. and B.S. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2006 and 2003, respectively. She visited IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Texas A&M University, University Paris-Sud 11, Concordia University, Microsoft Research Asia, and the University of Luxembourg. She has authored or co-authored over 70 refereed papers in various journals and conferences. Her main research interests and experiences are in diverse areas of machine intelligence and knowledge engineering, such as complex system modeling, autonomic computing, high-performance computing, transportation management, big data processing, and grid/cloud management.

Research Interests

Knowledge discovery and management; ​Machine learning; Pattern forming and classification; Recommender systems; Autonomic computing; Data security

Selected Publications

Education

  • 2010 INRIA AND UNIVERSITY PARIS-SUD 11, FRANCE, Computer Science (with honors), Ph.D.
  • 2006 XI’AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA, Electronic Engineering, M.S.
  • 2003 XI’AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA, Information Engineering, B.S.

Professional Profile

  • 2011- Assistant Professor, KAUST
  • 2010 – 2011  Research Scientist, KAUST
  • 2010  ERCIM Research Fellow, NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 
  • 2009 – 2010  Graduate Student Research Assistant, INSERM & UNIVERSITY PARIS-SUD 11 
  • 2006 –2009   Graduate Student Research Assistant, INRIA & UNIVERSITY PARIS-SUD 11
  • 2006  Research Intern, UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Guest Editor: 
    •      -Mathematics in Computer Science (2013)
    •      -IEEE Network (2012, 2011)   
  • Conference/Workshop Chair/Co-Chairs
  • Technical Program Committee Member (Selected):
    •     -IJCAI 2017 (Senior PC), AAAI 2017, WSDM 2017, SDM 2017
    •    ​ -AAAI 2016, KDD 2016, ICDM 2016, ICMLA 2016, CLOUDNET 2016, WAIM 2016
    •     -KDD 2015, ICDM 2015, WSDM 2015, SAC 2015, WAIM 2015
    •     -KDD 2014, ICDE 2014, ICDM 2014, SAC 2014, WAIM 2014, CloudNet 2014
    •     -ICDM 2013, WISE 2013, ​WAIM 2013, CSWS 2013, ADMA 2013
    •     -​​​​CIKM 2012, WISE 2012, WAIM 2012, EDB 2012, ADMA 2012 
    •     ​​-SSDBM 2011, ICMLA 2011, KAUST-WEP 2011, ADMA 2011
  • Membership: PASCAL, ECCAI, IEEE, AAAI, ACM
  • University Service:
    •     -Faculty Search Committee, Statistics, 2013, 2014, KAUST​
    •     -Graduate Student Admission Committee, Computer Science Program, 2012, 2013, KAUST
    •     -Ph.D. jury member, 2014-2016, KAUST
    •     -Ph.D. jury member, 2014, University Paris-sud 11
    •     -​M.S. Thesis Committees (for 18​ students), 2011-2016, KAUST​

Awards

  • 2010 Chinese Government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad
  • 2009 ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship
  • 2006 ECCAI Travel Award​