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Yin (David) Yang

David Yang
Yin (David) Yang
Adjunct Research Scientist
 

Yin "David" Yang is currently an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore, and a Principal Research Affiliate at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. His main research interests include cloud computing, database security and privacy, and query optimization. He has published extensively in top venues on differentially private data publication and analysis, and on query authentication in outsourced databases. In addition, he has designed efficient query processing methods in various contexts, including data streams, relational keyword search, spatial databases, web portals, and wireless sensor networks. He is now working actively on cloud-based big data analytics, with a focus on fast streaming data.

ADSC Projects:

Research Interests: database security and privacy, cloud computing, query optimization

Education:

  • Bachelor of Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hong Kong, Aug. 2010-Mar. 2011.
  • Visiting Scholar (instructor for undergraduate courses), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010.

Professional Services:

  • Program committee member: ICDE'13, SIGMOD'13, DASFAA'13 (demo track), WAIM'13 (demo track), MDM/PriSMO'13.
  • Program co-chair: 1st ICDE workshop on Privacy-Preserving Data Publication and Analysis (PrivDB'13).
  • Journal Referee: VLDB J., ACM TWEB, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE TSMC, Elsevier IS, KAIS, JCST.

Awards:

  • IC2E'13 Best Paper Award
  • WSDM'13 Data Challenge finalist
  • SIGMOD'12 and SIGMOD'13 undergraduate poster competition finalist (with our interns)

Publications and Patents:

Journal Publications:

  • Xu, J., Zhang, Z., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Yu, G., Winslett, M. Differentially Private Histogram Publication. To appear in Very Large Data Bases Journal (VLDBJ).
  • Wang, H., Cai, Y., Yang, Y., Zhang, S., Mamoulis, N. Durable Queries over Historical Time Series. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).
  • Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Winslett, M., Functional Mechanism: Regression Analysis under Differential Privacy. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 5(11):1364-1375, 2012.
  • Yuan, G., Zhang, Z., Winslett, M., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Hao, Z.  Low-Rank Mechanism: Optimizing Batch Queries Under Differential Privacy. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 5(11):1352-1363, 2012.
  • Li, J., Yang, Y., Mamoulis, N. Optimal Route Queries with Arbitrary Order Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 25(5): 1097-1100, 2013.
  • Trimponias, G., Bartolini, I., Papadias, D., Yang, Y. Skyline Processing on Distributed Vertical DecompositionsIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 25(4): 850-862, 2013.
  • Papadopoulos, S., Wang, L., Yang, Y., Papadias, D., Karras, P. Authenticated Multi-Step Nearest Search. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 23(5): 641-654, 2011.
  • Papadopoulos, S., Yang, Y., Papadias, D. Continuous Authentication on Relational Streams. Very Large Data Bases Journal (VLDB J), 19, 161-180, 2010.
  • Markowetz, A., Yang, Y., Papadias, D. Keyword Search over Relational Tables and Streams. ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), 34(3), Article 17, 2009.
  • Yang, Y., Papadopoulos, S., Papadias, D., Kollios, G. Authenticated Indexing for Outsourced Spatial Databases. Very Large Data Bases Journal (VLDB J), 18(3): 631-648, 2009.
  • Zhang, Z., Yang, Y., Tung, A., Papadias, D. Continuous k-Means Monitoring over Moving Objects. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 20(9): 1205-1216, 2008.
  • Yang, Y., Papadias, D., Krämer, J., Seeger, B. HybMig: A Hybrid Approach to Dynamic Plan Migration for Continuous Queries. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 19(3): 398-411, 2007.

Refereed Conference Publications (Full Papers):

  • Zhang, J., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z. Winslett, M. PrivGene: Differentially Private Model Fitting Using Genetic Algorithms. To appear in the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), New York City, New York, USA, June 22-27, 2013. Acceptance rate: 1/5.
  • Zhang, Z., Ma, R., Ding, J., Yang, Y. ABACUS: An Auction-Based Approach to Cloud Service Differentiation. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), San Francisco, CA, USA, March 25-27, 2013. Acceptance rate: 1/5. Best Paper Award.
  • Zhang, Z., Shu, H., Chong, Z., Lu, H., Yang, Y. C-Cube: Elastic Continuous Clustering in the Cloud. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, April 8-11, 2013. Acceptance rate: 1/5.
  • Peng, S., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z., Winslett, M., Yu, Y. Query Optimization for Differentially Private Data Management Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, April 8-11, 2013. Acceptance rate: 1/5.
  • Xu, J., Zhang, Z., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Yu, G. Differentially Private Histogram Publication. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Washington D.C., USA, April 1-5, 2012. Acceptance rate: 1/5.
  • Wang, L., Yang, Y., Miao, X., Papadias, D., Liu, Y. Algorithms for Local Sensor Synchronization. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Hannover, Germany, April 11-16, 2011. Acceptance rate: 1/6.
  • Papadopoulos, S., Yang, Y., Bakiras, S., Papadias, D. Continuous Spatial Authentication. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD), Aalborg, Denmark, July 8-10, 2009. Acceptance rate: 1/3.
  • Yang, Y., Papadias, D., Papadopoulos, S., Kalnis, P. Authenticated Join Processing in Outsourced Databases. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), Providence, RI, USA, June 29-July 2, 2009. Acceptance rate: 1/7.
  • Zhang, Z., Yang, Y., Cai, R., Papadias, D., Tung, A. Kernel-Based Skyline Cardinality Estimation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), Providence, RI, USA, June 29-July 2, 2009. Acceptance rate: 1/7.
  • Yang, Y., Bansal, N., Dakka, W., Ipeirotis, P., Koudas, N., Papadias, D. Query by Document. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Barcelona, Spain, February 9-12, 2009. Acceptance rate: 1/6.
  • Yang, Y., Papadopoulos, S., Papadias, D., Kollios, G. Spatial Outsourcing for Location-based Services. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Cancún, México, April 7-12, 2008. Acceptance rate: 1/7. (full paper with full presentation).
  • Yang, Y., Papadias, D. Just-In-Time Processing of Continuous Queries. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Cancún, México, April 7-12, 2008. Acceptance rate: 1/5 (full paper with short presentation).
  • Papadopoulos, S., Yang, Y., Papadias, D. CADS: Continuous Authentication on Data Streams. Proceedings of the Very Large Data Bases Conference (VLDB), Vienna, Austria, September 23-28, 2007. Acceptance rate: 1/7.
  • Markowetz, A., Yang, Y., Papadias, D. Keyword Search on Relational Data Streams. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), Beijing, China, June 14-17, 2007. Acceptance rate: 1/7.
  • Yang, Y., Ng, W., Lau, H.-L., Cheng, J. An Efficient Approach to Querying Secure Outsourced XML Information. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), Luxembourg, 2006. Acceptance rate: 1/6.
  • Zhang, L., Yu, Y., Lin, C., Zhou, J., Yang, Y. An Enhanced Model for Searching in Semantic Portals. Proceedings of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Chiba, Japan, 2005. Acceptance rate: 1/7.

Refereed Conference Publications (Short Papers):

  • Li, Y., Zhang, Z., Winslett, M., Yang, Y. Compressive Mechanism: Utilizing Sparse Representation in Differential Privacy. Proceedings of the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), Chicago, IL, USA, October 17, 2011. Acceptance rate: 1/4.
  • Markowetz, A., Yang, Y., Papadias, D. Reachability Indexes for Relational Keyword Search. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Shanghai, China, March 29-April 4, 2009. Acceptance rate: 1/4.

Refereed Conference Publications (Posters, Demos, and Tutorials):

  • Tan, T, Ma, R., Winslett, M., Yang, Y., Yong, Y., Zang, Z. Realtime Elastic Streaming Analytics in the Cloud. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), New York City, New York, USA, June 22-27, 2013 (poster).
  • Zhang, J., Tang, Y., Xiao, X, Yang, Y., Zhang, Z., Winslett, M. An Iterative Algorithm for Graph De-Anonymization. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Rome, Italy, February 4-8, 2013 (poster).
  • Yang Y., Zhang, Z., Miklau, G., Winslett, M., Xiao, X.  Differential Privacy in Data Publication and Analysis. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD),  Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 20-24, 2012 (tutorial).
  • S. Peng, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang, M. Winslett, Yong Yu. DP-Tree: Indexing Multi-Dimensional Data under Differential Privacy. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 20-24, 2012, (poster).

Invited Talk:

  • Yang,  Y. Differentially Private Data Publication and Analysis. 29th National Database Conference of China (NDBC), Hefei, China, October 12-14, 2012.