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Dr. Yang received his BEng degree in software engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and his PhD degree in computer science from Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining HKBU, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on developing efficient algorithms and systems for large-scale data management and analysis. His research works have been published in top-tier data management and data mining conferences/journals including SIGMOD, VLDB, TODS, KDD, WWW, etc. He received the VLDB 2021 Best Research Paper Award, the 2022 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award, and the Best Paper Award Nominee in WWW 2022.


Research Interests

  1. Databases and data management: graph query processing, similarity search
  2. The Web and information retrieval: search and ranking, recommendation, web mining
  3. Data mining and machine learning: social network analysis, graph representation learning

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University

23 Jul 201631 Jan 2021

Award Date: 31 Jan 2021

Bachelor, Software Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

15 Aug 201115 Jun 2015

Award Date: 15 Jun 2015


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • QA76 Computer software


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