Defu Lian is now a research professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology and the School of Data Science, University of Science and Technology of China. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He visited the University of Technology Sydney from March 2017 to April 2018, working with Prof. Longbing Cao. During his PhD period, he has been a visit student at Microsoft Research Asia for four years, supervised by Dr. Xing Xie.
He received his Ph.D. at the MOE-Microsoft Key laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China in June 2014, co-supervised by Dr. Xing Xie and Prof. Enhong Chen, and received his B.E. at School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China in June 2009.
His research interest is data mining and machine learning in the areas of recommender systems, spatio-temporal and education. He has published over 50 referred paper at reputable international conferences and journals in his research areas, such as KDD, TKDE, TOIS and TIST. He has received the best student paper runner up in APWeb 2016.
2016 APWeb best student paper runner up
2016 Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (Advisor)
2014 CAS President Award
Shichen Xu (Undergraduate)
Yongji Wu (Undergraduate, 1xIJCAI)
Jin Chen (Master, from 2018, 1xAAAI)
Yan Zhang (PhD, postdoc in UESTC, 1xKDD, 1xAAAI, 1xWSDM)
Haoyu Wang (Undergraduate, PhD in SUNY Buffalo, 1xIJCAI, 1xAAAI)
Rui Liu (Undergraduate, PhD in CUHK, 1xKDD)
Zhenyu Zhang (Undergraduate, PhD in NJU, 1xICDM)
Huaxiu Yao (Undergraduate, in PhD PSU, 1xTIST, 1xDASFAA, 1xInterface)