yanhua li

I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science Department and Data Science Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). I obtained two Ph.D. degrees, in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2013, and Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2009, respectively. I am interested in analyzing, understanding, and making sense of spatial-temporal big data, smart cities, and urban intelligence. I am a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM and AAAI.

Call For Papers The 9th SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing, in conjunction with the 26th ACM SIGKDD 2020, due on May 20, 2020 June 3, 2020. (details).
Openings I am looking for self-motivated PhD students and visiting scholars to work with me on the exciting area of urban intelligence. I'm particularly interested in candidates with background in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics, Applied Math, and strong programming skill. Please send me a short email with your C.V. and anything you believe relevant! For PhD program applicants, here is the admission page at WPI.

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⧫ Recent Professional Service

Full list of professional service
Panelist
NSF 2017-2020
Proceedings Chair
ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020
Pub Chair
ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017-18
TPC
ICLR 2021
TPC
AAAI 2021
TPC
SDM 2021
TPC
NeurIPS 2020
TPC
KDD 2020
TPC
SIGSPATIAL 2020
TPC
ICDM 2020
TPC
SDM 2020
TPC
ICML 2020
TPC
ICLR 2020
TPC
IJCAI 2020
TPC
AAAI 2020
TPC
SIGIR 2020
TPC
CIKM 2020

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5/2017
Telegram & Gazette News
3/2017
WPI Research News
3/2017
WBJournal Online

⧫ Professional Appointments

2015-now
Assistant Professor, WPI
2015
Postdoc, U of Minnesota
2013-14
Researcher, Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong
2012
Research Intern, Bell Lab, NJ
2011
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Beijing
2009-13
Research Assistant, U of Minnesota

⧫ Education

Ph.D.
Computer Science, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2013
Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering, Beijing U of Posts and Telecommunications, 2009
MS
Electrical Engineering, Sichuan University, 2006
BS
Electrical Engineering, Sichuan University, 2003