Dingqi YANG楊丁奇
Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Research | Teaching | Selected Publications | Award and Honor | Services | Supervisions | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Telecom SudParis/Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), France (2015)
  • M.E. in Computer and Telecommunication Networking, Telecom SudParis, France (2011)
  • B. E. in Electrical Engineering, Xidian University, China (2009)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China (Nov. 2020 – present)
  • Senior Researcher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (May. 2015 – Oct. 2020)

Research

Research Interests

  • I’m broadly interested in designing novel data mining and machine learning techniques for urban Big Data analytics (in particular using large-scale social network data, spatiotemporal data and graph data), and also in building practical systems for real-world smart city applications. More details can be found on my personal website (https://sites.google.com/site/yangdingqi/).

Teaching

  • CISC7202: Tools for Machine Learning

Selected Publications

Conference Papers (*Supervised students)

  1. Dingqi Yang , Benjamin Fankhauser, Paolo Rosso, and Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Location Prediction over Sparse User Mobility Traces using RNNs: Flashback in Hidden States! In Proc. of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’20). July 2020, Japan.
  2. Paolo Rosso*, Dingqi Yang and Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Beyond Triplets: Hyper-Relational Knowledge Graph Embedding for Link Prediction, In Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW’20). April 2020, Taipei.
  3. Dingqi Yang, Paolo Rosso*, Bin Li and Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, NodeSketch: Highly-Efficient Graph Embeddings via Recursive Sketching, In Proc. of ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’19), Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
  4. Dingqi Yang, Bingqing Qu, Jie Yang, Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Revisiting User Mobility and Social Relationships in LBSNs: A Hypergraph Embedding Approach, In Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW’19). May. 2019, San Francisco, USA.
  5. Jie Yang, Alisa Smirnova, Dingqi Yang, Gianluca Demartini, Yuan Lu, Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Scalpel-CD: Leveraging Crowdsourcing and Deep Probabilistic Modeling for Debugging Noisy Training Data, In Proc. of The Web Conference (WWW’19). May. 2019, San Francisco, USA.
  6. Paolo Rosso*, Dingqi Yang, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Revisiting Text and Knowledge Graph Joint Embeddings: The Amount of Shared Information Matters! In Proc. of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData’19), Los Angeles, USA, 2019.
  7. Artem Lutov, Dingqi Yang, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Bridging the Gap between Community and Node Representations: Graph Embedding via Community Detection. In Proc. of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData’19), Los Angeles, USA, 2019.
  8. Rana Hussein*, Dingqi Yang, Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Are Meta-Paths Necessary? Revisiting Heterogeneous Graph Embeddings, In Proc. of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’18). Oct. 2018, Torino, Italy.
  9. Leye Wang, Gehua Qin, Dingqi Yang, Xiao Han, Xiaojuan Ma, Geographic Differential Privacy for Mobile Crowd Coverage Maximization, In Proc. of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI’18), Feb. 2018, New Orleans, USA.
  10. Dingqi Yang, Bin Li, Laura Rettig, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, HistoSketch: Fast Similarity-Preserving Sketching of Streaming Histograms with Concept Drift, In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM’17), Nov. 2017, New Orleans, USA.
  11. Leye Wang, Dingqi Yang, Xiao Han, Tianben Wang, Daqing Zhang, Xiaojuan Ma, Location Privacy-Preserving Task Allocation for Mobile Crowdsensing with Differential Geo-Obfuscation, In Proc. of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’17), April 2017, Perth, Australia.
  12. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Bingqing Qu, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. PrivCheck: Privacy-Preserving Check-in Data Publishing for Personalized Location Based Services. In Proc. of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’16), September, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany.
  13. Dingqi Yang, Bin Li, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. POIsketch: Semantic Place Labeling over User Activity Streams. In Proc. of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI ’16), July, 2016, NYC, USA.
  14. Longbiao Chen, Daqing Zhang, Leye Wang, Dingqi Yang, et. al. Dynamic Cluster-Based Over-Demand Prediction in Bike Sharing Systems. In Proc. of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’16), September, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany.
  15. Leye Wang, Daqing Zhang, Dingqi Yang, Brian Y. Lim and Xiaojuan Ma, Differential Location Privacy for Sparse Mobile Crowdsensing, In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM’16), December 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
  16. Leye Wang, Daqing Zhang, Animesh Pathak, Chao Chen, Haoyi Xiong, Dingqi Yang and Yasha Wang. CCS-TA: Quality-Guaranteed Online Task Allocation in Compressive Crowdsensing. In Proc. of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’15), September, 2015, Osaka, Japan.
  17. Longbiao Chen, Daqing Zhang, Gang Pan, Xiaojuan Ma, Dingqi Yang, et. al. Bike-Share Station Placement Leveraging Heterogeneous Urban Open Data. In Proc. of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’15), September, 2015, Osaka, Japan.
  18. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Zhiyong Yu and Zhiwen Yu, Fine-Grained Preference-Aware Location Search Leveraging Crowdsourced Digital Footprints from LBSNs. In Proc. of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’13), September 2013, Zurich, Switzerland.
  19. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Zhiyong Yu and Zhu Wang, A Sentiment-enhanced Personalized Location Recommendation System. In Proc. of the 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’13), May 2013, Paris, France.

Journal Papers (*Supervised students)

  1. Dingqi Yang, Bingqing Qu, Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Location-Centric Social Media Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities for Smart Cities, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2020.
  2. Dingqi Yang, Bingqing Qu, Jie Yang, Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, LBSN2Vec++: Heterogeneous Hypergraph Embedding for Location-Based Social Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2020.
  3. Liang Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Qi Han, Dingqi Yang, Shirui Pan, Yuan Yao, Daqing Zhang. Compact Scheduling for Task Graph Oriented Mobile Crowdsourcing. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2020.
  4. Longbiao Chen, Thi-Mai-Trang Nguyen, Dingqi Yang, Michele Nogueira, Cheng Wang, Daqing Zhang, Data-Driven C-RAN Optimization Exploiting Traffic and Mobility Dynamics of Mobile Users, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2020.
  5. Leye Wang, Daqing Zhang, Dingqi Yang, Brian Y. Lim, Xiao Han, Xiaojuan Ma, Sparse Mobile Crowdsensing with Differential and Distortion Location Privacy, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 15, 2735-2749, 2020
  6. Liang Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Dingqi Yang, Huadong Ma, Hao Sheng, Efficiently Targeted Billboard Advertising Using Crowdsensing Vehicle Trajectory Data, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), 16(2), 1058-1066, 2020.
  7. Dingqi Yang, Bin Li, Rettig Laura, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, D2HistoSketch: Discriminative and Dynamic Similarity-Preserving Sketching of Streaming Histograms, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) 31(10), 1898-1911, 2019
  8. Dingqi Yang, Bingqing Qu, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Privacy-Preserving Social Media Data Publishing for Personalized Ranking-Based Recommendation, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 31(3), 507-520, 2019
  9. Leye Wang, Dingqi Yang, Xiao Han, Daqing Zhang, Xiaojuan Ma, Mobile Crowdsourcing Task Allocation with Differential-and-Distortion Geo-Obfuscation, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2019.
  10. Liang Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Dingqi Yang, Tao Ku, Bin Guo, Huadong Ma, Collaborative Mobile Crowdsensing in Opportunistic D2D Networks: A Graph-Based Approach, IEEE Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) 15(3), 30, 2019.
  11. Liang Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Fei Xiong, Dingqi Yang, Shirui Pan, Zheng Yan, Influence Spread in Geo-Social Networks: A Multi-Objective Optimization Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (ToC) 2019
  12. Dingqi Yang, Terence Heaney, Alberto Tonon, Leye Wang, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CrimeTelescope: Crime Hotspot Prediction based on Urban and Social Media Data Fusion, World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ), 21(5), 1323-1347, 2018.
  13. Longbiao Chen, Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Cheng Wang, Jonathan Li, Thi-Mai-Trang Nguyen, Deep mobile traffic forecast and complementary base station clustering for C-RAN optimization, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA),121, 59-69, 2018
  14. Leye Wang, Daqing Zhang, Dingqi Yang, Animesh Pathak, Chao Chen, Xiao Han, Haoyi Xiong, and Yasha Wang, SPACE-TA: Cost-Effective Task Allocation Exploiting Intra- and Inter-Data Correlations in Sparse Crowdsensing, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 9(2), 20, 2018
  15. Longbiao Chen, Jérémie Jakubowicz, Dingqi Yang, Gang Pan, Daqing Zhang. Fine-Grained Urban Event Detection and Characterization Based on Tensor Co-Factorization, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems (THMS), 47(3), 380-391, 2017.
  16. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Bingqing Qu. Participatory Cultural Mapping Based on Collective Behavior Data in Location Based Social Networks. ACM Trans. on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 7(3): 30, 2016.
  17. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Longbiao Chen, Bingqing Qu. NationTelescope: Monitoring and Visualizing Large-Scale Collective Behavior in LBSNs. Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), 55:170-180, 2015.
  18. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Vincent W. Zheng, Zhiyong Yu. Modeling User Activity Preference by Leveraging User Spatial Temporal Characteristics in LBSNs. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (TSMC), 45(1): 129-142, 2015.
  19. Zhiyong Yu, Daqing Zhang, Zhiwen Yu, Dingqi Yang. Participant Selection for Offline Event Marketing Leveraging Location Based Social Networks. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (TSMC), 45(6): 853-864, (2015).
  20. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Zhiyong Yu, Zhiwen Yu, Djamal Zeghlache. SESAME: Mining User Digital Footprints for Fine-Grained Preference-Aware Social Media Search. ACM Trans. on Internet Technology (TOIT), 14(4): 28, 2014.
  21. Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Korbinian Frank, Patrick Robertson, Edel Jennings, Mark Roddy, Michael Lichtenstern. Providing Real-Time Assistance in Disaster Relief by Leveraging Crowdsourcing Power, Springer/ACM Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC), 18(8): 2025-2034, 2014.
  22. Bin Guo, Daqing Zhang, Dingqi Yang, Zhiwen Yu, Xingshe Zhou. Enhancing Memory Recall via an Intelligent Social Contact Management System, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems (THMS), 44(1): 78-91 2014.
  23. Zhu Wang, Daqing Zhang, Xingshe Zhou, Dingqi Yang, Zhiyong Yu, Zhiwen Yu. Discovering and Profiling Overlapping Communities in Location Based Social Networks. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (TSMC), 44(4): 499-509, 2014.

Award and Honor

  • French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Samovar Doctorate Award 2015 and Press Mention (https://blogrecherche.wp.imt.fr/2015/06/05/)
  • Honorable Mention Award at UbiComp’16 (Top 5% of all papers)
  • Honorable Mention Award at UbiComp’15 (Top 5% of all papers)
  • 2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
  • 2014 Finalist of European Tech Cluster Leaders Award

Services

Conference SPC/PC Member

  • WWW 2020/2019/2018/2017
  • CIKM 2020/2019/2018/2017/2016
  • AAAI 2020/2019
  • IJCAI 2020/2019
  • ICDE 2017/2016
  • UbiComp 2018/2016/2015
  • ICDCS 2016

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Trans. on Big Data
  • IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
  • IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems
  • IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • ACM Trans. on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications
  • ACM/Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Proc. of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies
  • Proc. of the VLDB Endowment
  • Elsevier Journal for the Computer and Telecommunications
  • Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • Elsevier Neurocomputing

Supervisions

University of Fribourg

  • Paolo Rosso, Ph.D. student (2017-present)
  • Rana Hussein, Ph.D. student (2017-2018)
  • Benjamin Fankhauser, M.S. student (Fall 2019)
  • Terence Heaney, M.S. student (Fall 2016)

Telecom SudParis

  • Christos Sotiriou, M.S. student (Fall 2013)
  • Marisnel Olivares, M.S. student (Spring 2012)

Contact Details

Research Building N21,
University of Macau
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: N21-5011f
Telephone: (853) 8822-9971
Fax: (853) 8822-2466 
Email: dingqiyang