Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA
Yuanyuan is currently a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center. She received her PhD degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 2008 and MS degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 2005 both from University of Michigan, and BS degree in Computer Science & Technology with honor in 2003 from Peking University.
Graph/Social Network Analysis: Yuanyuan has long standing interests in graph/social network analysis. Her PhD thesis is on querying graph databases. The tools produced from her research have been widely applied in the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI). Her current research on graph/social network analysis includes investigation of new types of social networks, building parallel and distributed graph-processing systems, and designing distributed algorithms for graph analytics.
Large-Scale Machine Learning: Yuanyuan is the co-inventor and a lead contributor of a large-scale machine learning platform, called SystemML. In SystemML, machine learning algorithms are expressed in a high-level language, and then automatically compiled and optimized into a set of efficient MapReduce jobs on a cluster of machines.
Yuanyuan's other interests include studying efficient join algorithms for log processing on the MapReduce platform, and supporting colocation of data on HDFS, so that applications can exploit the colocation property for efficient query processing.
2012 Eminence & Excellence Award, IBM Research - Almaden
2011 Eminence & Excellence Award, IBM Research - Almaden
2008 Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Michigan
2007 2nd Place, CSE Honor Competition, University of Michigan
2007 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
2003 Rackham Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan
PC Chair: CIKM 2013 Poster Track, 2nd Workshop on Large Scale Network Analysis (LSNA 2013), 4th Workshop on Graph Data Management (GDM 2013), 1st Workshop on Large Scale Network Analysis (LSNA 2012)
- NSF Advisory Panel, 2013
- NSF Career Mentoring Panel, ICDE 2012.
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PC Member: ICDE 2014, WISE 2013, SIGMOD 2012, GDM 2012, VLDB 2011 Industrial Track, DBSocial 2011, GDM 2011, ICDE 2011, GDM 2010, VLDB 2009.
Reviewer for Journals: TODS, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Information System, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Distributed and Parallel Databases.
Reviewer for Books: Data Processing Techniques in The Era of Big Data.
Reviewer for Research Grants: Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.
Reviewer for Awards: The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
SystemML: Large Scale Machine Learning on MapReduce, Peking University, Beijing, China, Aug 2012.
SystemML: Large Scale Machine Learning on MapReduce, IBM China Research Lab, Beijing, China, Aug 2012.
SystemML: Large Scale Machine Learning on MapReduce, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Apr 2012.