I am a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University, School of Information Studies since 2014. I am fortunate to be supervised by Dr. Benjamin C. M. Fung and work with him as well as other excellent colleagues in the Data Mining and Security Lab (DMaS). My research interests lie in discovering interesting patterns and knowledge in very large amounts of data, and utilizing this knowledge to resolve real-life application problems in cyber investigation, literacy education, information management and semantic web development, etc.

Research Experience



Professional Activities

  • [2018] PC Member, ACM CIKM
  • [2018] PC Member, PAKDD2018
  • [2018] External Reviewer, SDM
  • [2018] External Reviewer, AAAI
  • [2017] Reviewer, Scientometrics, Springer
  • [2017] External Reviewer, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Springer
  • [2017] PC Member, ACM CIKM
  • [2017] Reviewer, Elsevier Digital Investigation (DIIN)
  • [2017] Reviewer, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • [2017] External Reviewer, IJCAI
  • [2017] External Reviewer, WWW
  • [2016] External Reviewer, IEEE ICDM
  • [2016] PC Member, ACM IDEAS
  • [2016] External Reviewer, ACM SIGKDD
  • [2015] External Reviewer, ACM SIGKDD
  • [2014] External Reviewer, ACM SIGKDD
  • [2014] External Reviewer, IEEE ICDE
  • [2014] Reviewer, IEEE Big Data
  • [2013] Reviewer, IEEE ICDM


  • 2017 FRQNT Doctoral Research Scholarship (Ranked second in the competition [Programme B2, Comité 05A, Groupe 2] in Quebec)
  • 2016-Oct, Best Poster Award in the research showcase, The Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC) Fall 2016 Workshop
  • 2016-Aug, ACM SIGKDD 2016 Student Travel Award
  • 2015-Sep, Second prize in Hex-Rays Plug-in Contest 2015
  • 2014-Sep, The Dean’s Graduate Award, McGill University
  • 2014-Aug, McGill Graduate Excellence Fund Pilot Recruitment Award, McGill University
  • 2013-May, Concordia Partial Tuition Scholarship, Concordia University
  • 2012-Sep, Graduate Student Support Program (GSSP) funding, Concordia University. (Sep. 2012 - 2014)
  • 2012-Jun, Excellent Bachelor Graduate, Shanghai
  • 2012-Apr, Dean’s List, University of the Fraser Valley


McGill University
School of Information Studies
688 Sherbrooke Rm. 327
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1X1