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 urban big data, smart cities, and data-driven cyber-physical systems (CPS). I am a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Openings I am looking for self-motivated PhD students and visiting scholars to work with me on the exciting area of urban data analytics. I'm particularly interested in candidates with background in big data analytics, control theory, data mining, machine learning, 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 2017-2018
Pub Chair
ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017-18
TPC
AAAI 2019
TPC
NIPS 2018
TPC
ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018
TPC
IEEE ICDM 2018
TPC
ACM CIKM 2018
TPC
IEEE ICDE 2018
TPC
AAAI 2018
TPC
IEEE ICCPS 2017
TPC
SIGMETRICS 2017

⧫ Media Coverage

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
2013
Research Intern, HUAWEI Research Lab, CA
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