Our lab was pleased to welcome Professor Norman Sadeh, currently a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, on 24th May, 2013. Prof. Sadeh shared with us his team’s research on using machine learning and statistical techniques to analyse crowd-sourced data in the mobile and social networking context. The results can be used to inform many different decision-making processes.
Our lab continues to be a major research centre in data mining. We are pleased to announce that our lab had five accepted papers in the upcoming ACM KDD 2013 conference to be held in Chicago, USA. As usual, KDD is a very competitive forum. This year, KDD received 726 submissions and accepted 126 papers for an acceptance ratio of 17.4%. Our papers are as follows:
- Sen Yang, Jie Wang, Wei Fan, Xiatian Zhang, Peter Wonka, and Jieping Ye, “An Efficient ADMM Algorithm for Multidimensional Anisotropic Total Variation Regularization Problems”, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’2013), August, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Shuo Xiang, Wei Fan, and Jieping Ye, “Novel Bi-level Feature Learning Approaches for Block-wise Missing Data”. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’2013), August, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Yangqiu Song, Zhengdong Lu, Cane Wing-ki Leung, Qiang Yang. “Collaborative Boosting for Activity Classification in Microblogs.” In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’2013), August, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Erheng Zhong, Wei Fan, Yin Zhu, Qiang Yang, “Modeling the Dynamics of Composite Social Networks”, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’2013), August, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Kaixiang Mo, Erheng Zhong, Qiang Yang, “Cross-Task Crowdsourcing”, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’2013), August, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Our lab is now looking for engineers to fill immediate regular job openings in Hong Kong. We have a large number of software engineering positions. Candidates are expected to work closely with researchers, engineers and business parties. If you have a bachelor’s degree or above in computer science or related fields, and have strong capability in algorithm design, implementation and programming, we would love to hear from you. For more details, please refer to our career page: http://www.noahlab.com.hk/career/.
Prof. Janet Hsiao, assistant professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong, and Prof. Antoni Chan, assistant professor of the Department of Computer Science at the City University of Hong Kong, visited the Noah’s Ark Lab on 22nd April, 2013. Prof. Hsiao shared with us her research on human eye movement in face recognition, while Prof. Chan presented his research on clustering using hierarchical EM algorithm.
An article titled ‘Why mining Big Data is far from Crude’, written by Prof. Qiang Yang, the director of the Noah’s Ark Lab, appeared today on the Hong Kong newspaper The Standard. The article discusses the concept of Big Data and various applications in which data mining techniques are used to analyse huge amount of data in order to gain insight into the behavioural patterns of humans. The article can be accessed at the following link: ‘Why mining Big Data is far from Crude‘. A PDF version is available here: PDF.
Prof. Craig Knoblock and Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang from the University of Southern California visited the Noah’s Ark Lab on 18th March, 2013. Prof. Knoblock is currently the Director of the Information Integration Group of the Information Sciences Institute, and Dr. Chiang is a research scientist at the same institute. Prof. Knoblock shared with us his research in the area of data integration and presented us the Karma system developed by his team at USC.
The Noah’s Ark Lab is now recruiting student interns for the periods of Spring, Summer, and/or Fall Semesters 2013, to participate in our research projects in areas of artificial intelligence and Big Data. Interested students can refer to the details given below.
Student Intern (Spring, Summer, and/or Fall Semester 2013)
Huawei’s Noah’s Ark Lab, is a new research lab in Hong Kong to focus on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Mining research. Our interests include natural language understanding and information retrieval, large-scale data mining and machine learning, social media and mobile intelligence, human-computer interaction and systems, as well as machine learning theory. We look for talents with a computer science and engineering background to join our lab as student interns or employees at all levels, including UG, PG and graduates.
Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Hong Kong
Core Building 2
Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Shatin, Hong Kong
The student intern will be involved in research projects in the following areas:
- Human Computer Interaction Design and Development
- Information Retrieval and Data Integration
- Distributed Computation Platform Design and Development
- Cloud Platform Design, Development and Maintenance
- Data Ming and Machine Learning
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
2. Android Development
- Work on novel and interesting apps on smart phones, with potential massive distribution
3. Creative Design
- Design novel and possibly revolutionary prototypes for human machine interaction
- Pursuing a B.S./M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or related fields.
- Excellent programming and algorithmic skills.
- Familiarity with data structures and algorithms.
- Research or programming experience in the related areas a plus.
2. Android Engineer
- Pursuing a B.S./M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or related fields.
- Two or more years of experience in Android app development
- Good knowledge of Android platform
- Experience with Android UI design
3. Creative Designer
- An open and crazy mind
- Hands-on experience in gadget design
- Familiar with information technologies
A competitive salary will be paid. Salary level will be discussed according to research and working experience.
Interested candidates should send application with detailed resume and record of excellence to the HR Department by email NoahLAB@huawei.com with subject line: Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab Student Intern Position
Prof. Boi Faltings and Prof. Pearl Pu, professors at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, visited the Noah’s Ark Lab on 30th January, 2013. Prof. Faltings is the director of the AI Lab, while Prof. Pu leads the HCI group. Prof. Faltings presented to us some interesting research on truthfulness in crowd-sourcing, while Prof. Pu shared with us her project on emotion analysis in microblogs.
Dr. George Vanecek visited the Noah’s Ark Lab on 29th Jan, 2013. Dr. Vanecek is currently a senior principal researcher/architect at FutureWei Technologies, Center of Innovation. His group is currently researching Internet of Things emerging solutions for real-world perception, real-world situation modeling, context awareness and trust determination. At the Noah’s Ark Lab, Dr. Vanecek presented to us a hybrid knowledge base and perception system now being developed at his lab in Santa Clara.
Huawei organized the Second ICT Industry and Technology Trend Forum on 16th and 17th January, 2013 at the headquarters in Shenzhen. A number of world-renowned academic researchers and industry leaders gathered to share their opinions regarding the future development in ICT.
The Noah’s Ark Lab was glad to host visits of two of the speakers of the forum. Prof. Philip Yu, Professor and Wexler Chair in Information Technology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, shared with us his research projects in social network mining. In addition, Dr. Michael Zeller, CEO of Zementis, presented to us an overview of predictive analysis, which is the core business of his company.