Yao Wu

Update (2016/08): I have successfully defended my thesis. Thanks a lot to the examining committee (Dr. Martin Ester, Dr. Jian Pei, Dr. Ke Wang, Dr. George Karypis and Dr. Ze-Nian Li)! I have joined Twitter's Recommendations team this August.

Welcome to my homepage! I am currently was a PhD student at School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. My thesis supervisor is Professor Martin Ester. Before I moved to Canada, I received my B.S. degree from Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2009, and M.S. degree from National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012, under the supervision of Professor Qing Yang. During my PhD, I interned once at @WalmartLabs and twice at Dato (formerly GraphLab) Inc..

I am broadly interested in data mining, machine learning and social network analysis. In particular, my thesis topic is to design novel Collaborative Filtering methods for Recommender Systems.

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PC member: AIRS'16.

External Reviewer: CIKM'16, Recsys‘16, SIGIR'16, ICML'16, MLRec'16, IJCAI'16, WWW'16, Recsys'15, BigData'15.

Journal Reviewer: TKDE, TOIS, JCST.

Email: wuyaow AT sfu DOT ca