Seminar • Data Systems — Deep Learning on Graphs: Challenges and OpportunitiesExport this event to calendar

Monday, April 5, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT

Please note: This seminar will be given online.

Jiliang Tang, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Graphs provide a universal representation of data with numerous types while deep learning has demonstrated immense ability in representation learning. Thus, bridging deep learning with graphs presents astounding opportunities to enable general solutions for a variety of real-world problems. However, traditional deep learning techniques that were disruptive for regular grid data such as images and sequences are not immediately applicable to graph-structured data. Therefore, marrying these two areas faces tremendous challenges. 

In this talk, I will first discuss these opportunities and challenges, then share a series of research about deep learning on graphs from my group and finally discuss promising research directions. A comprehensive background of this research area can be found in my recent book (http://cse.msu.edu/~mayao4/dlg_book.). 


Bio: Jiliang Tang is an assistant professor in the computer science and engineering department at Michigan State University since Fall@2016. Before that, he was a research scientist at Yahoo Research. He got his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2015 and his MS and BE from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2008, respectively. His research interests include representation learning on graphs and its applications in social media and education. 

He was the recipient of 2020 SIGKDD Rising Star Award, 2020 Distinguished Withrow Research Award, Aminer Influential Scholars in AI (2020, 2019), 2019 NSF Career Award, 2019 IJCAI Early Career Talk Award, and 7 best paper awards (or runners-up) including WSDM2018 and KDD2016. His dissertation won the 2015 KDD Best Dissertation runner-up and Dean’s Dissertation Award. He serves as top data science conference organizers (e.g., KDD, SIGIR, WSDM, and SDM) and journal editors (e.g., TKDD and ACM Books). He has published his research in highly ranked journals and top conference proceedings, which received more than 14,000 citations with h-index 60 and extensive media coverage.


To join this seminar on Zoom, please go to https://zoom.us/j/96239473186?pwd=Wi9xbFkxL2xqYUdnUFlFL2ZCVFlOQT09.

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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