- February 2020 - One paper acepted by ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS).
- January 2020 - One paper accepted by the Web Conference (WWW) 2020.
- November 2019 - One paper accepted by IEEE TKDE. Congratulations to Yichen!
- November 2019 - Received Tippie College of Business Research Excellence Grant.
- September 2019 - One paper accepted by ACM TIST.
- August 2019 - Two papers accepted by ICDM 2019. One paper accepted by TKDE. One paper accepted by ACM TIST.
- June 2019 - Co-organizing the first IEEE ICDM Workshop on Deep Learning for Spatiotemporal Data, Algorithms, and Systems (DeepSpatial). Please consider submitting your papers. Deadline:
August 17, 2019 August 24, 2019.
- June 2019 - Co-organizing the GeoAI workshop in ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS this year (Nov. in Chicago). Paper submission deadline:
August 28, 2019 September 6, 2019.
- June 4, 2019 - My first Ph.D. Student Amin successfully defended his thesis today. Congratulations to Dr. Amin Vahedian Khezerlou! Amin will join the Business School of University of Wisconsin at Whitewater as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019.
- April 2019 - Honored to receive SDM'19 Best Applied Data Science Paper Award for our paper "Dissecting the Learning Curve of Taxi Drivers: A Data-Driven Approach"!
- February 2019 - Received a grant from SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center, University of Iowa.
- December 2018 - One paper accepted by SDM 2019.
- October 2018 - One paper accepted by AAAI 2019. Congratulations to Amin!
- September 2018 - One paper accepted by IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD).
- September 2018 - Amin passed his thesis proposal exam. Congratulations to Amin!
- May 2018 - One paper accepted by KDD 2018. Congratulations to Zhuoning!
- April 30, 2018 - gave a talk in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium at the University of Minnesota.
- April 2018 - One paper accepted by IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD). Congrats to Yichen!
- April 2018 - Call for Papers: Geoinformatica Special Issue on Analytics for Local Events and News (
Deadline August 15 September 30).
- December 2017 - NVIDIA GPU Grant (hardware).
- November 2017 - I will be teaching a research seminar course in Spring 2018 - MSCI:7000 Spatial Big Data: Analtyics and Computing.
- October 2017 - Presented a poster at CCC Symposium on Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Social Needs 2017. Video of me introducing our research on event footprint analytics.
- September 2017 - One paper accepted by IEEE BIBM 2017.
- September 2017 - Gave a talk in Computer Science Colloquium, University Iowa.
- August 2017 - One paper accepted by ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017. Congratulations to Amin and Ling!
- July 2017 - One paper accepted by the 6th International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp 2017) in conjunction with ACM KDD 2017.
- June 2017 - Co-organizing 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Local Events and News (LENS 2017) in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017. Submission deadline:
August 31 September 7, 2017.
- May 2017 - [Call for Paper]: Big Data and Cognitive Computing (BDCC) Special Issue on "Learning from Big Data: Scalable Algorithms and Novel Applications"
- April 2017 - Springer's Encyclopedia of GIS, 2nd Edition (co-edited with Prof. Shashi Shekhar and Prof. Hui Xiong) has been published. See details at Springer's website.