Big Data Research and Development in Computer Science views
Speaker:Prof. Chengqi Zhang
Director
Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS)
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Date & Time:16 Mar 2015 (Monday) 16:00 - 17:00
Venue:E11-4045
Organized by:Department of Computer and Information Science

Abstract

Big Data Research has become a globally hot topic in recent years. It has attracted many researchers and practitioners involved in this emerging event. This talk will briefly report the current challenges and opportunities on Big Data research. Particularly, this talk will address the research issues about Big Data and the recent progress for these issues. Finally, Big Data related research activities and international future developments will be discussed.

Biography

Chengqi Zhang has been a Research Professor in Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) since December 2001. He has been the Director of the UTS Priority Investment Research Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems since April 2008. He has been Chairman of the Australian Computer Society National Committee for Artificial Intelligence since November 2005. He has been elected as the founding Chair of Steering Committee of International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering, and Management since 2006.

Prof. Zhang obtained his PhD degree from Queensland University in 1991, followed by a Doctor of Science (DSc – Higher Doctorate) from Deakin University in 2002.

Prof. Zhang's research interests mainly focus on Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and its applications. He has published more than 200 refereed research papers, including a number of papers in the first-class international journals, such as Artificial Intelligence (he is the first author who published a paper in this world renowned Journal in distributed Artificial Intelligence research area world-wide in 1992), IEEE and ACM Transactions. He has published six monographs and edited 16 books. He has delivered 14 keynote/invited speeches at international conferences over the last seven years. He has attracted 12 Australian Research Council grants.

The centre he leads at UTS demonstrates very strong research outputs in terms of quality publications, national competitive grants, industry grants, research student training and international standing. This centre becomes one of the strongest IT related research centres in Australia.

Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE). He has been serving as an Associate Editor for three international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, from 2005 to 2008; and he served as General Chair, PC Chair, or Organising Chair for five international Conferences including ICDM and WI/IAT. He is the General Co-Chair of KDD 2015 and he is also Local Arrangements Chair of IJCAI 2017.