Current Members


Jiawei Han

Abel Bliss Professor, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research: Data Mining, Database Systems, Data Warehousing, Information Networks

Address: Room 2132, Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

E-mail: hanj[at]


Qi Li

Data managenment; Truth Discovery; Text Mining

Ph.D. Students

Brandon Norick

Heterogeneous Information Network Analysis, Network Embedding, Recommendation

George Brova

Data Mining; Data Managment System; Machine Learning

Chao Zhang

Data Mining; Applied Machine Learning; Spatiotemporal Data Analytics; Social Media Analysis; Urban Computing

Honglei Zhuang

Data Mining; Outlier Detection; Crowdsourcing; Social Network Analysis

Ahmed El-Kishky

Text Mining, Heterogenous Information Networks

Shi Zhi

Data Mining; Truth Discovery

Yu Shi

Data Mining, Information and Social Network Analysis, User Behavior Modeling

Jingbo Shang

Text Mining; Network Construction and Mining

Carl Yang

Network Construction and Mining; Graph Analysis; Deep Learning

Stephen Macke

Approximate Query Processing, Interactive Data Exploration and Visualization

Liyuan Liu

Text Mining, Network Construction, Optimization, Embedding

Jiaming Shen

Data Mining, Text Mining, Information Retrieval System

Xuan Wang

Bio Text Mining

Xiaotao Gu

Natural Language Understanding, Information Extraction, Text Mining

Yuning Mao

Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning

M.S. Students

Meng Qu

Data Mining; Text Mining; Information Network Analysis

Ellen Wu

Data Mining; Text Information Extraction

Qi Zhu

Text mining, computer vision

Dongming Lei

Data Mining, Text Mining, Social Media Analysis

Yu Zhang

Text mining; Information Network Analysis

Sha Li

User Behavior Modeling; Text Mining