Ebco/Eppich Visiting Researchers

The School of Computing Science is committed to maintaining a top-ranked research environment, and such an environment requires new ideas, people, and connections to other universities worldwide. The Ebco/Epic Visiting Chairs program supports the School of Computing Science in hosting many scientists of national and international prominence. The program is funded by an endowment from Hugo and Helmut Eppich. The Ebco/Epic endowment is leveraged with research funds from an SFU faculty host and support that the Visitors receive from their home institutions to offer attractive conditions for top-quality outside researchers. The visiting researchers stay for a least a month to collaborate with SFU faculty and students. Each visitor gives a lecture as part of the Ebco/Epic seminar series that brings cutting-edge ideas in computer science to SFU.

2010

Dr. Hisao Tamaki

Home Institution: Meiji University

Area: Algorithmic Graph Theory.

Dates of Visit: August 24 – September 23, 2010

Contact Information: tamaki@cs.meiji.ac.jp  Host: Gu, Qianping

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  A polynomial time  algorithm for bounded directed pathwidth

Dr. Min Chen

Home Institution: Seoul National University, South Korea

Area: Wireless Sensor Networks & Ubiquitous Computing.

Dates of Visit: August 1 - August 31, 2010

Contact Information: minchen@ieee.org  Host: Liu, Jiangchuan

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Mobile Agent Based Ubiquitous Networks and Services

Dr. Qixin Wang

Home Institution: Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Area: Real-time wireless/wired network infrastructure.

Dates of Visit: August 1 - August 31, 2010

Contact Information: csqwang@comp.polyu.edu.hk  Host: Liu, Jiangchuan

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: ORTEGA: An Efficient and Flexible Online Fault Tolerance Architecture for Real-Time Control Systems

Dr. Ada Fu

Home Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Area: Data Privacy research.

Dates of Visit: July 15 – August 15, 2010

Contact Information: adafu@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  Hosts: Wang, Ke and Liang, Jie

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Two Problems in Social Network Analysis

Dr. Yufei Tao

Home Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Area: Not Available

Dates of Visit: July 1 – August 31, 2010

Contact Information: taoyf@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  Host: Pei, Jian

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Nearest Neighbor Search in High Dimensional Space

Dr. Arantxa Villaneuva

Home Institution: Public University of Navarre, Campus Arrosadia

Area: Not Available

Dates of Visit: July 1 – August 31, 2010

Contact Information: avilla@unavarra.es  Host: Atkins, Stella

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: CoGaIn: Communication by Gaze Interaction

Dr. Hans-Christian Hege

Home Institution: Zuse Institute, Berlin (ZIB)

Area: Visualization and Data Analysis.

Dates of Visit: July 1 – August 15, 2010

Contact Information: hege@zib.de  Host: Moeller, Torsten

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Uncertain Isocontours

Dr. Wael Abd-Almageed

Home Institution: University of Maryland, College Park

Area: Computer Vision, Multimedia Content Analysis, Mobile Robots, Sensor Networks.

Dates of Visit: June 28 – August 2, 2010

Contact Information: wamageed@umiacs.umd.edu  Host: Hefeeda, Mohamed

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Towards Large Scale Kernel Methods on GPUs

Dr. Ugur Sezerman

Home Institution: Sabanci University

Area: Computational Biology.

Dates of Visit: March 1 – April 15, 2010

Contact Information: ugur@sabanciuniv.edu  Host: Sahinalp, Cenk

Dr. Zhihui Wang

Home Institution: Fudan University

Area: Data Mining

Dates of Visit: February 27, 2010 – February 26, 2011

Contact Information: zhhwang@fudan.edu.cn  Host: Pei, Jian

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  K-Symmetry Model for Identity Anonymization in Social Networks

Dr. Guoliang He

Home Institution: Wuhan University

Area: Data mining

Dates of Visit: February 25, 2010 – February 28, 2011

Contact Information: glhe@whu.edu.cn  Host: Pei, Jian

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Intrinsic Evolution of Digital Circuits Using Evolutionary Algorithms

2011

Hector J. Levesque

Home Institution: University of Toronto

Area: Formal Aspects of Knowledge Representation

Dates of Visit: April 1 - May 31, 2011

Contact Information: hector@cs.toronto.edu  Host: Jim Delgrande

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Generalized Planning:  Theory and Practice

Graham Finlayson

Home Institution: University of East Anglia

Area: Computer Vision

Dates of Visit: September 1 - October 31, 2011

Contact Information: graham@cmp.uea.ac.uk  Host: Mark Drew

Andrew King

Area: Computational Combinatorics

Dates of Visit: September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012

Contact Information: andrew.d.king@gmail.com  Host: Pavol Hell

Arseny Shur

Home Institution: Ural Federal University

Area: Formal Languages

Dates of Visit: September 1 - December 31, 2011

Contact Information: arseny.shur@usu.ra  Host: Andrei Bulatov

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Growth Properties of Power-Free Languages

Dr. Fabien Gaud

Area: Multicore architectures

Dates of Visit: October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012

Contact Information: fgaud@sfu.ca  Host: Alexandra Fedorova

2012

Dr. Abdul Hasib

Home Institution: University Science Malaysia

Area: Wireless networking

Dates of Visit: January 2 - December 31, 2012

Contact Information: eehasib@eng.usm.my   Host: Mohamed Hefeeda

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Dr. Edith Ngai

Home Institution: Uppsala University

Area: Wireless sensor networking and mobile computing

Dates of Visit: April 1 - 30, 2012

Contact Information: edith.ngai@it.uu.se  Host: Jiangchuan Liu

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Context-aware information sharing for mobile users in remote sensing areas

Dr. Olivier Dalle

Home Institution: Universite de Nice

Area: Simulation

Dates of Visit: May 1 - 30, 2012

Contact Information: Olivier.Dalle@sophia.inria.fr  Host: Joe Peters

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  My Discrete Event Simulator is Going to be Better than Yours!

Dr. Mi-Yeh Yen

Home Institution: Institute of Information Science

Area: Data stream mining and management, time series mining, trajectory mining and social network analysis

Dates of Visit: May 28 - July 27, 2012

Contact Information: miyen@iis.sinica.edu.tw  Host: Jian Pei

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Random Error Reducation in Similarity Search on Time Series:  A Statistical Approach

Hans-Christian Hege

Home Institution: Zuse Institute Berlin

Area: Visualization and Data Analysis

Dates of Visit: July 1 - August 15, 2012

Contact Information: hege@zib.de  Host: Torsten Moller

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Probabilistic Features in Uncertain Scalar and Vector Fields

Dr. Ugo Vaccaro

Home Institution: Universita di Salerno

Area: Network modelling and communications

Dates of Visit: July 15 - August 15, 2012

Contact Information: uv@dia.unisa.it  Host: Joe Peters

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Discrete Mathematics

Dr. Luisa Gargano

Home Institution: Universita di Salerno

Area: Network algorithms

Dates of Visit: July 15 - August 15, 2012

Contact Information: lg@dia.unisa.it  Host: Joe Peters

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title: Minumum Weight Dynamo and Fast Opinion Spreading

Dr. Cui Yong

Home Institution: Tsinghua University

Area: Networking and multimedia communications

Dates of Visit: August 1-31, 2012

Contact Information: cuiyong@gmail.com  Host: Jiangchuan (JC) Liu

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  IPv4/IPv6 Transition for the Next Generation Internet

Dr. Phuong Dao

Area: Computational Biology

Dates of Visit: September 15 - October 31, 2012

Contact Information: pdao@cssju.ca  Host: Cenk Sahinalp

Dr. Lei Duan

Home Institution: Sichuan University

Area: Database mining

Dates of Visit: October 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013

Contact Information: leiduan@scu.edu.cn  Host: Jian Pei

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Outlier Detection Using Frequent Patterns

Dr. Nilgun Donmez

Area: Computational Biology

Dates of Visit: November 12, 2012 to November 12, 2014

Contact Information: nildcs.toronto.edu  Host: Cenk Sahinalp

2013

Dr. Roman Bednarik

Home Institution: University of Eastern Finland

Area: Medical Imaging

Dates of Visit: March 1 - April 30, 2013

Contact Information: roman.bednarik@uef.fi  Host: Stella Atkins

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Eye tracking and classification methods in engagement, and HCI research in micro-neurosurgery

Dr. Alexander Logvinenko

Home Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University

Area: Colour vision

Dates of Visit: May 15 - June 15, 2013

Contact Information: A.Logvinenko@gcu.ac.uk  Host: Brian Funt

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  What Colours do Colourblind People See?

Dr. Feng Wang

Home Institution: University of Mississippi

Area: Networking

Dates of Visit: May 16 - August 16, 2013

Contact Information: fwang@cs.olemiss.edu  Host: Jiangchun Liu

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Migration towards Cloud-Assisted Live Media Streaming

Dr. Guozhu Dong

Home Institution: Wright State University

Area: Data mining

Dates of Visit: June 1 - August 31, 2013

Contact Information: guozhu.dong@wright.edu  Host: Pei, Jian

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Recent Advances on Contrast Data Mining and Applications

Dr. Dan Wang

Home Institution: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Area: Networking

Dates of Visit: July 1 - July 31, 2013

Contact Information: csdwang@comp.polyu.edu.hk  Host: Jiangchuan Li

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Hop-by-Hop Computing for Green Internet Routing

Dr. Mark Schmidt

Area: Natural Language Processing

Dates of Visit: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Linearly-Convergent Stochastic-Gradient Methods

Contact Information:  mark.schmidt@sfu.ca Host: Anoop Sarkar

Dr. Fangming Liu

Home Institution: Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Area: Computer Networking and Communications

Dates of Visit: August 1 - October 31, 2013

Contact Information:  fmliu@mail.hust.edu.cn Host: Jiangchuan Li

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  From Online Cloud Services to Underlying Datacenter

Dr. Kui Yui

Area: Machine Learning and Database Mining

Dates of Visit: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

Contact Information:  kuiy@sfu.ca  Host: Jian Pei

2014

Dr. Guochuan Zhang

Home Institution: Zhejiang University

Area: Network Algorithms 

Dates of Visit: January 1 - February 15, 2014

Contact Information:  zgc@zju.edu.ca  Host: Qiangping Gu

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Lower bounds on the classical scheduling problem

Dr. Faraz Hach

Area: Computational Biology

Dates of Visit: January 1 - December 31, 2014

Contact Information:  fhach@sfu.ca  Host: Cenk Sahinalp

Dr. Nikita Zaborovsky

Area: Operating systems, multiprocessors, transactional memory

Dates of Visit: January 1 - December 31, 2014

Contact Information:  nik.zaborovsky@gmail.com  Host: Sasha Fedorova

Dr. Laszlo Egri

Area: Operating systems, multiprocessors, transactional memory

Dates of Visit: January 15, 2014 - January 14, 2015

Contact Information:  laszlo.egri@mail.mcgill.ca  Host: Sasha Fedorova

Dr. Jaroslav Nesetril

Home Institution:  Institute of Theoretical Informatics, Charles University, Prague

Area: Computational Combinatorics

Dates of Visit: February 20th - March 10, 2014

Contact Information:  nesetril@kam.mff.cuni.cz  Host: Pavol Hell

Ebco/Epic Seminar Title:  Ramsey Classes - Old and New

Dr. Baptiste Lepers

Area: Operating systems, multiprocessors, transactional memory

Dates of Visit: March 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015

Contact Information:  baptiste.lepers@gmail.com  Host: Sasha Fedorova

Dr. Jean-Pierre Lozi

Area: Operating systems, multiprocessors, transactional memory

Dates of Visit: June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Contact Information:  Jean-pierre.lozi@lipG.fr  Host: Sasha Fedorova

Dr. Zhe Yang

Area: Computer Networking and Communications

Dates of Visit: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015

Contact Information:  yangzhe2007@gmail.com Host: Jiangchuan Li

 

 

 

 

 

 

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