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Yan Liu

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Philip and Cayley MacDonald Endowed Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering-Systems, and Biological Sciences

Education

  • 2006, PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 2004, Masters, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 2001, Bachelors, Computer Science, Peking University

Biography


I am an associate professor in the Computer Science Department, of the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. I joined USC in August 2010. Before that, I was a research staff member in the Data Analytics Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center since November 2006. I received my M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests include machine learning and data mining with applications to biology, climate science, health, and social media.

Research Summary


My research interests include machine learning and data mining with applications to biology, climate science, health, and social media.

Awards


  • - James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Individual Award
  • 1998 Peking University Academia Excellence Award
  • 2000 Peking University Lenovo Fellowship, Kwang-Hua Fellowship, Guangcai Fellowship
  • 2000 Peking University Tri-Excellent Student Award
  • 2004 Peking University Best Undergraduate Research Thesis Award
  • 2006 Carnegie Mellon University Research Fellowship
  • 2007 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention
  • 2007 Best Paper Award in SIAM Conference on Data Mining
  • 2008 IBM Invention Achievement Award
  • 2008 IBM Research Technical Accomplishment
  • 2008 Three-times IBM \Bravo" Award,
  • 2011 Yahoo Faculty Research & Engagement Award
  • 2013 Okawa Foundation Okawa Foundation Research Award
  • 2013 NSF NSF CAREER Award
Appointments
  • Computer Science
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Systems
  • Biological Sciences

Office
  • PHE 336
  • Charles Lee Powell Hall
  • 3737 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 781

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4494
  • liu32@usc.edu

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