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Academic Report: Doing Research with the Spirit of “Coffee”



Time:14.30, March  27 (Tuesday) 2018

Venue: Room 109, No.4 Building, East Campus

Topic: Doing Research with the Spirit of “Coffee”

Lecturer: Tang Jie

Lecturer Introduction: Tang Jie, is a tenure-track associate professor, Deputy head at Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, and Director at Tsinghua University-Academy of Engineering K&I Laboratory. He is going to assume his appointment as the Chairman of CCF YOCSEF, and outstanding member and speaker at CCF. Tang is interested in social network analysis, data mining, machine learning, and knowledge mapping. He has published more than 200 papers, which have been cited over 10000 times. Tang has hosted AMiner Miner, a researcher Social network mining system which included 136 million researchers, 231 million scientific and technological literature, which attracted more than 8 million independent IP access from 220 countries and regions. He once served as the executive editor in chief of ACM TKDD and the Chairman of program committee CIKM’16 and WSAM’15; Tang is now the Vice Chairman of KDD’18 and editorial board member of many journals including IEEE TKDE, ACM TIST, and IEEE TBD. He has won the First Prize for Beijing Scientific and Technological Progress, the First Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress from Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Second Prize for Natural Sciences from China Institute of Electronics, Outstanding Youth Science Found from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Young Scientist Award from CCF and Newton Advanced Fellowship.

Prof. Tang’s personal homepage

About the Lecture: During a short visit to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, I met Professor Yang Qiang at a café on the first floor of the laboratory. I told him that having drunk too much coffee for those days, I felt a bit addicted and maybe I‘d better quit. “Why should you quit? Getting addicted is not necessarily a bad thing”, Mr. Yang said, “If we were as addicted to research as to coffee, how would a study not work out?”It’s true that “addiction” is a wonderful place in life, whether in research or in other things. As long as you are focused on it and make efforts, you are able to do it well. I will divide the research into four stages and introduce research experience from how to get started to how to become a qualified doctor.

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[Translated by Xing Tong]

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