Welcome to Data Mining Group

The Data Mining Group (DMG), founded by Professor Jiawei Han, is part of the Database and Information System (DAIS) Lab of the CS Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Our group have been working on a wide range of topics related to data mining, including:

Our research has been supported by various governments agencies (e.g., ARL, NSF, NIH, NDSEG, NASA, DTRA) and companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo!).


Latest News

Xiaotao's Ph.D. Graduation


Xiaotao Gu defended his thesis on annotation-free knowledge mining from massive text copora. Congratulation!

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Yuning's Ph.D. Graduation


Yuning Mao defended his thesis on guided text summarization with limited supervision. Congratulation!

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Jiaming's Ph.D. Graduation


Jiaming Shen defended his thesis on automated taxonomy discovery and exploration. Congratulation!

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2021 SDM/IBM Early Career Award


Jing Gao, our group's alumnus, has received 2021 SDM/IBM Early Career Award ICDM Best Paper Award for her great work. Congratulation!

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2020 ICDM Best Paper Award


Carl Yang, our group's alumnus, has received 2020 ICDM Best Paper Award for his paper "Co-Embedding Network Nodes and Hierarchical Labels with Taxonomy Based Generative Adversarial Networks". Congratulation!

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Carl's Ph.D. Graduation


Carl Yang, defended his thesis on Multi-facet Contextualized Graph Mining with Cube Networks.

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2020 KDD Dissertation Award Runner-Up


Jingbo Shang, our group's alumnus, has received 2020 KDD Dissertation Award Runner-Up for his contributions in constructing and mining heterogeneous information networks from massive text. Congratulation!

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Shi's Ph.D. Graduation


Shi Zhi defended her thesis on truth finding, claim verification, and learning from heterogeneous labels. Congratulation!

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Ahmed's Ph.D. Graduation


Ahmed EI-Kishky defended his thesis on multi-granularity text mining. Congratulation!

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Jingbo's Ph.D. Graduation


Jingbo Shang defended his thesis titled "Constructing and Mining Heterogeneous Information Networks from Massive Text". Congratulation!

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Yu's Ph.D. Graduation


Yu Shi has passed the final PhD exam and defended his thesis titled "Harnessing Heterogeneous Association in Real-World Networks". Congratulation!

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Honglei's Ph.D. Graduation


Honglei Zhuang has passed the final PhD exam and defended his thesis titled "Text Mining with Word Embedding for Outlier and Sentiment Analysis". Congratulation!

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Michael Aiken Chair


Prof. Jiawei Han has been named a Michael Aiken Chair, one of the most distinguished honors on campus. Congratulation!

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Chao's Ph.D. Graduation


Chao Zhang has passed the final PhD exam and defended his thesis titled "Multi-dimensional mining of unstructured data with limited supervision". Congratulation!

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KDD Dissertation Award


Xiang Ren, our group's alumnus, has received 2018 KDD Dissertation Award for his contributions in mining structures of factual knowledge from Text. Congratulation!

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Fangbo's Ph.D. Graduation


Fangbo Tao has passed the final PhD exam and defended his thesis titled "Text Cube: Construction, Summarization and Mining". Congratulation!

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Visa Research Faculty Award


Prof. Xifeng Yan, our group's alumnus, has received Visa Research Facutly Award for his contributions in the areas of data mining, machine learning and artificial intellignece.

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New faculty member at the University of Notre Dame


Dr. Meng Jiang has joined the CSE Department at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on developing data-driven approaches of online behavior analysis.

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2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award


Prof. Jian Pei, our group's alumnus, has received 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award Research Facutly Award for his contributions to the foundation of data mining and applications, particularly in pattern mining and spatial data mining.

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New faculty member at the University of Southern California


Xiang Ren will join the faulty of USC Computer Science in Spring 2018. His research interests include machine learning and data-driven methods for knowledge acquisition from text.

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2017 Google Fellowship


Jingbo Shang has received Google Fellowship for his research on turning unstructured text data into structured knowledge network with very little human effort.

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2017 David J. Kuck Outstanding M.S. Thesis Award


Xiang Ren has received 2017 David J. Kuck Outstanding M.S. Thesis Award for his work on effective citation recommendation by information network-based clustering.

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Huan's Ph.D. Graduation


Huan Gui has passed her PhD final exam and defended her thesis titled "Low-rank Models for High-dimensional Data: Theory and Application". Congratulation!

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