Location-aware search in social networks

             Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
                     The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: Friday, October 9, 2020, 16:30 to 17:30
Title: Location-aware search in social networks
Speaker: Dr. Xin Cao
The social networks have greatly changed the way that people interact with each other and with the world. With the proliferation of wireless communication techniques and GPS-equipped mobile devices (e.g., smart phones), nowadays users can access the social networks almost anywhere at any time. The location information plays an important role in social network applications because the geographical information brings social networks from virtual to reality, bridging the gap between the physical world and online social networking services. In this talk, I will introduce some typical search queries in such location-aware social networks as well as their solutions. 
Dr. Xin Cao is currently a senior lecturer and an ARC DECRA Fellow (Australia Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) in School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He obtained his PhD degree in 2014 from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Before joining UNSW, he worked as a lecturer in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) from 2014 to 2016. His research interests include big data management, spatial databases, social networks analysis, and graph data analytics. He has published more than 30 research papers on top tier conferences and journals, such as SIGMOD, PVLDB, ICDE, IJCAI, VLDBJ, TOIS and TODS.
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30