Yizhou Sun

Assistant Professor

Data Mining Group
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Office:  358 West Village H
Email:  yzsun at ccs dot neu dot edu

About Me

I am currently leading Data Mining Group at Northeastern University. Prior to that, I received my Ph.D. degree from Computer Science Department University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in December 2012. I got my M.S. degree in Signal and Information Processing in July 2007, and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and in Statistics in June 2004 from Peking University, China.

For Prospective Students

I am now looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students.

Useful links: NEU Ph.D. admission and policy, online application

What's New

  • [Dec. 2015] Two papers have been accepted by SDM'16.
  • [Oct. 2015] Invited Talk at BU Data Management Seminar
  • [Oct. 2015] Invited Talk at UMASS Dartmouth
  • [May 2015] Invited Talk at UMASS Medical School Quantitative Methods Core Methods Seminar.
  • [Mar. 2015] I received NSF CAREER Award.
  • More...

Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Information Network Analysis, Social Network, Link Analysis
  • Graph Mining, Web Mining, Text Mining
  • Data Mining, Database Systems, Statistics, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Network Science
  • More about my Research 


Publications [Full List] [DBLP] [Google Scholar]

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • Yahoo ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Award, 2013
  • ACM SIGKDD 2013 Dissertation Award, 2013
  • Yahoo!-DAIS Outstanding Research Award, UIUC, 2013
  • Best Student Paper Award, 2012 ACM SIGKDD Int. Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'12), 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Int. Conf. on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM'11), July 2011
  • Data Mining Research Awards, Data Mining Group, UIUC, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Spring 2009, and Fall 2008

[Useful Links]

Locations of visitors to this page