Meng Jiang


I feel excited to join the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame as a tenure-track assistant professor in Fall 2017!

I am a postdoctoral researcher of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Professor Jiawei Han. I joined the Data Mining Research Group in August 2015. I completed my Ph.D. in Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, Beijing under the supervision of Professor Shiqiang Yang in 2015. I did my bachelor degree at the same department in 2010. I was born in Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China.

I visited the Database Group in School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Professor Christos Faloutsos from August 2012 to May 2013 (9 months). I visited Professor V.S. Subrahmanian in University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, College Park.

My research is in the field of Data Science, focusing on Data-Driven Behavioral Analytics. Problems I investigate vary from (1) modeling user behavioral intentions using social and behavioral sciences for behavior prediction, recommendation, and suspicious behavior detection, (2) modeling social relationship and spatiotemporal information from behavioral contexts, (3) structuring behavioral content into information networks extending knowledge bases, and (4) integrating structured and unstructured behavior data to support info systems with intelligence and trustworthiness. My research is at the intersection of social media analysis, spatiotemporal data mining, text mining, information extraction, applied machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

I have delivered two book chapters and two conference tutorials on this topic. My Ph.D. thesis won the Dissertation Award at Tsinghua. My work on "Suspicious Behavior Detection" was selected as one of the Best Paper Finalists in SIGKDD 2014. My work on "Social Contextual Recommendation" has been deployed in the Tencent social network. The package of my work on "Attribute Discovery from Text Corpora" is transferring to US Army Research Lab.

I have published 20 papers with more than 680 citations, including 15 papers with more than 460 citations as the first author. My h-index is 11. (My Google Scholar)


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