Jing Chen

Jing Chen (Stony Brook Univerisity)

July 1 - August 2, 2013

Jing Chen received her B.E. and M.E. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2004 and 2007, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 2012. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, affiliated with the Center for Game Theory in Economics. She is on leave from Stony Brook till Fall 2013, and doing a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Jing¡¯s research lies at the intersection of Computer Science (especially Theory of Computation) and Economics (especially Microeconomic Theory). Her main research interests are computational game theory, mechanism design, and auctions. She is also interested in cryptography, algorithms, computational complexity, and secure hardware.

Yu Zheng

Yu Zheng (Microsoft Research Asia)

July 1-July 28, 2013

Dr. Yu Zheng is a lead researcher from Microsoft Research Asia. He is an IEEE senior member and ACM senior member. His research interests include location-based services, spatio-temporal data mining, ubiquitous computing, and mobile social applications. He has published over 50 referred papers as a leading author at high-quality international conferences and journals, such as SIGMOD, SIGKDD, ICDE, WWW, AAAI, Ubicomp, and IEEE TKDE, where he has received 3 best paper awards as well as 1 best paper nominee and a number of most cited papers. These papers have also been featured by top-tier presses like MIT Technology Review multiple times. Meanwhile, his book ¡°Computing with Spatial Trajectories¡± has been selected as a text book in quite a few universities in different countries. In addition, he has been serving over 30 prestigious international conferences as a chair or a program committee member, including ICDE, KDD, Ubicomp, and IJCAI, etc. So far, he has received 3 technical transfer awards from Microsoft and 20 granted/filed patents. In 2008, he was recognized as the Microsoft Golden Star.

John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft (Cornell Univerisity)

June 3 - June 28, 2013

John Hopcroft is the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell University. Hopcroft's research centers on theoretical aspects of computing, especially analysis of algorithms, automata theory, and graph algorithms. His most recent work is on the study of information capture and access.
He was honored with the A. M. Turing Award in 1986. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).


Lorenzo Alvisi (UT Austin)

June 24- July 20, 2013

Professor , Co-director Laboratory for Advanced System Research (LASR). He was selected as ACM Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cornell, 1996.
Alvisi's research is in distributed computing, with a particular emphasis on issues of dependability.

Ning Chen

Ning Chen (Nanyang Technological University)

June 24- July 20, 2013

Ning Chen got Ph.D. from Computer Science & Engineering of the University of Washington at Seattle in 2008. He is in the Theoretical Computer Science group. His research interests include: Algorithmic Game Theory and Computational Economics; Algorithmic and Economic aspects of the Internet ; Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization