UW 3+1 Program With China and Liu Jimin Scholarship

Program Introduction

The University of Waterloo is a dynamic institution, recognized as the most innovative comprehensive university in Canada. Our university currently has formal exchange agreements with top universities in China, including Tsinghua University, Nanjing University and Zhejiang University.

UW 3+1 program with China is an exchange program for undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science with a long history of 10 years. Students from the above universities are given the chance to spend one academic year in University of Waterloo.

Chinese students accepted into this exchange program will be awarded the Jimin Liu Scholarship. The total scholarship covers the one-year living expenses.

Here are the students graduated from this program.

2006

Guangyu Feng

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2004-2008).
PhD at David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
Publications:

Guangyu Feng, Kun Xiong, Yang Tang, Anqi Cui, Jing Bai, Hang Li, Qiang Yang, Ming Li: “QUestion Classification by Approximating Semantics”. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion, pages 407-417, 2015.

Babak Alipanahi, Xin Gao, Emre Karakoç, Shuai Cheng Li, Frank J. Balbach, Guangyu Feng, Logan Donaldson, Ming Li: “Error Tolerant NMR Backbone Resonance Assignment and Automated Structure Generation”. Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 9(1): 15-41, 2011.

2009

Bo Hu

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2006-2010).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010-2012).
Software Engineer at Facebook (2013-2014). Software Engineer at DWNLD (2014-present).

Di Wang

Bachelar of Computer Science, Zhejiang University (2006-2010).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010-2012).
PhD of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2012-present).

Gelin Zhou

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2006-2010).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010-2012).
Software Engineer at Twitter (2013-present). Publications:

He M, Munro J I, Zhou G. Succinct data structures for path queries[M]//Algorithms–ESA 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012: 575-586.

He M, Munro J I, Zhou G. Path queries in weighted trees[M]//Algorithms and Computation. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011: 140-149.

He M, Munro J I, Zhou G. A framework for succinct labeled ordinal trees over large alphabets[J]. Algorithmica, 2014, 70(4): 696-717.

Zhou G. Two-dimensional range successor in optimal time and almost linear space[J]. Information Processing Letters, 2015.

Chan T M, He M, Munro J I, et al. Succinct indices for path minimum, with applications to path reporting[M]//Algorithms-ESA 2014. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014: 247-259.

He M, Munro J I, Zhou G. Dynamic Path Counting and Reporting in Linear Space[M]//Algorithms and Computation. Springer International Publishing, 2014: 565-577.

Lian Yang

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2006-2010).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010-2012).
PhD of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (2013-present).
Publications:

L. Yang*, A. Ibrahim*, C. Johnston*, B. Ma, and N. A. Magarvey, “An automated informatic algorithm for detecting and elaborating variants in families of natural products”, Chemistry and Biology, 2015, accepted with minor revision.

C. Johnston, M. Skinnider, M. Wyatt, X. Li, L. Yang, D. Zechel, B. Ma, “An automated genomes-to-natural products platform (GNP)”, Nature Communications, 2015, accepted.

A. Ibrahim*, L. Yang*, C. Johnston, X. Liu, B. Ma, and N. A. Magarvey, “Dereplicating nonribosomal peptides using an informatic search algorithm for natural products (iSNAP) discovery”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, no. 47 (2012): 19196-19201.

Jiong Xi

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2006-2010).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010-2012).
Software Engineer at Google Inc (2014-present).

2010

Yizhou Huang

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2007-2011).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2011-2012).
Software Engineer at Google Inc (2012-present).

Xu Chu

Bachelar of Computer Science, Nanjing University (2006-2010).
PhD of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (2010-present).
Publications:

Yeye He, Kris Ganjam, Xu Chu, “SEMA-JOIN: Joining Semantically-Related Tables Using Big Table Corpora” In the 41st Interntaional Confernce on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2015, Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i, USA.

Xu Chu, John Morcos, Ihab F. Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Nan Tang, Yin Ye, "KATARA: A Data Cleaning System Powered by Knowledge Bases and Crowdsourcing. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, Melbourne, Australia.

Xu Chu, Yeye He, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Kris Ganjam, “TEGRA: Table Extraction by Global Record Alignment.” In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, Melbourne, Australia.

Xu Chu, Ihab F. Ilyas, Paolo Papotti, “Discovering Denial Constraints.” In the 40th Interntaional Confernce on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2014, Hangzhou, China.

Xu Chu, Ihab F. Ilyas, Paolo Papotti, “Holistic Data Cleaning: Putting Violations into Context.” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

Ihab F. Ilyas, Xu Chu, “Trends in Cleaning Relational Data: Consistency and Deduplication.” In Foundations and Trends® in Databases, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2015

Xu Chu, John Morcos, Ihab F. Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Nan Tang, Yin Ye, “KATARA: Reliable Data Cleaning with Knowledge Bases and Crowdsourcing.” In the 41st Interntaional Confernce on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2015, Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i, USA

Xu Chu, Ihab F. Ilyas, Paolo Papotti, and Yin Ye. “RuleMiner: Data Quality Rules Discovery.” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2014, Chicago, USA.

2011

Xiang Ji

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2008-2012).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2012-2013).
Software Engineer at Google Inc (2013-present).
Publications:

Xiang Ji, Shrinu Kushagra, Jeff Orchard, “Sensory Updates to Combat Path-Integration Drift”,DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38457-8_25 Conference: Canadian AI 2013, At 263-270, Volume: 7884

Jeff Orchard, Hao Yang, Xiang Ji, “Navigation by Path Integration and the Fourier Transform: A Spiking-Neuron Model”, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38457-8_12 Conference: Canadian AI 2013, At 138-149, Volume: 7884

Jeff Orchard, Hao Yang, Xiang Ji, “Does the entorhinal cortex use the Fourier transform?”, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (Impact Factor: 2.2). 12/2013; 7:179. DOI: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00179.

Yi Ren

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2008-2012).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2012-2013).
Software Developer at Microsoft (2013-present).
Publication:

Yi Ren, Yang Li, Edward Lank, “InkAnchor: Enhancing Informal Ink-Based Note Taking on Touchscreen Mobile Phones” CHI 2014: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

2012

Han Zhao

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2009-2013).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2013-2015).
PhD in Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2015-present).
Publications:

F. Faisal, H. Zhao and T. Milenkovic,“Global Network Alignment in the Context Of Aging”. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE/ACM TCBB 2014), PP(99):1, DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2014.2326862.

H. Zhao, M. Melibari and P. Poupart, “On the Relationship between Sum-Product Networks and Bayesian Networks”. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2015).

H. Zhao, Z. Lu and P. Poupart, “Self-Adaptive Hierarchical Sentence Model”. In Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015).

H. Zhao, P. Poupart, Y. Zhang and M. Lysy, “SoF: Soft-Cluster Matrix Factorization for Probabilistic Clustering”. In Proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015).

T. Milenkovic, ́ H. Zhao and F. Faisal, “Global Network Alignment in the Context of Aging”. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (ACM-BCB 2013).

H. Zhao and P. Poupart, “A Sober Look at Spectral Learning”. In Method of Moments and Spectral Learning workshop at 31th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2014 workshop).

F. Faisal, H. Zhao, and T. Milenkovic, “Network-based prediction of protein function: implications for aging”, Automated Function Prediction (AFP) SIG at the 22nd ISMB.

V. Saraph, F. Faisal, H. Zhao and T. Milenkovic, “Novel Directions for Biological Network Alignment: MAGNA (Maximizing Accuracy in Global Network Alignment)”, Network Biology (NetBio) SIG at the 22nd ISMB.

F. Faisal, H. Zhao and T. Milenkovic, “What can biological networks tell us about aging?”,Network Biology (NetBio) SIG at the 21th ISMB and 12th ECCB.

Yihang Song

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2009-2013).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2013-2015).
Software Engineer at Google Inc. (2015-present).
Publications:

Y. Song, “Two Novel Defenses against Motion-Based Keystroke Inference Attacks”, MOBILE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES 2014

Y. Song, “PrivacyGuard: A VPN-based Platform to Detect Information Leakage on Android Devices” CCS-SPSM 2015

2013

Yunjia Sun

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2010-2014).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2014-present).
Research Assistant at HCI Lab, University of Waterloo (2014-present).

Zhongyu Peng

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2010-2014).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2014-present).
Research Assistant at University of Waterloo (2014-present).

2014

Junnan Chen

Bachelar of Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2011-2015).
Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2015-present).
Research Assistant at HCI Lab, University of Waterloo (2015-present).