Dr. Jian Pei
Professor, School of Computing Science
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Big Data Science
Area of research: Big data analysis as applied to health care, social sciences and many other applications
Think big data, and you might imagine exploding volumes of digital information as vast, faceless statistics. But for SFU computing science professor Jian Pei, people are at the heart of big data. Dr. Pei is one of the Top 10 authors in the world—and the only from Canada—in the field of data mining, according to Microsoft Academic Search. Dr. Pei's other prestigious awards include induction as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and NSERC’s Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award. An ACM Distinguished Speaker, Pei is a highly sought-after lecturer with SFU’s new professional master’s degree in big data program.