Social Computing in the Big Data Era

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 10:30am (HKT) at CVA 932 and on Zoom (mixed mode)

As an emerging interdisciplinary research area, social computing represents the interactions between computational methods and the human society. It not only covers the scope of computational social sciences (studying human behavior and social systems using computational methods), but it also includes the studies on leveraging human societies for computational purposes such as collective intelligence and innovation. This talk gives an overview on this area and elaborates on it with several case studies, including anomaly detection, temporal-spatial data analysis, and consumer behavior analysis.

XIAOMING FU received his Ph.D. in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2000. He was then a research staff at the Technical University Berlin until joining the faculty of the University of G√∂ttingen, Germany in 2002, where he has been a full professor of computer science and heading the Computer Networks Group since April 2007. He has spent research visits at universities of Cambridge, Columbia, UCLA, Tsinghua, Nanjing, Fudan, Uppsala, UPMC, PolyU-HK and University of Sydney. Prof. Fu’s research interests include Internet-based systems, applications and big data analytics. He is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Member, and a member of Academia Europaea, and is currently an editorial board member of IEEE Network and IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, as well as a founding editor-in-chief of Journal of Social Computing. He has served on committee of leading conferences such as SIGCOMM, MOBICOM, MOBIHOC, INFOCOM, ICDCS and COSN. He has served as secretary (2008-2010) and vice chair (2010-2012) of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), and chair (2011-2013) of the Internet Technical Committee (ITC) of the IEEE Communications Society and the Internet Society. He has been a PI in the EU FP6 ENABLE, VIDIOS, Daidalos-II, MING-T, FP7 GreenICN, H2020 COSAFE, HE CODECO and COVER projects, as well as the coordinator of EU FP7 MobileCloud, GreenICN and CleanSky projects and H2020 ICN2020 project.

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