Jian Pei, a professor with SFU's School of Computing Science, is the new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science

Computing science professor awarded Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science

October 17, 2014

Computing science professor Jian Pei is the new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science. Widely regarded as one of the world’s top experts in data mining, Pei is trailblazing new ways to analyze the exponential growth of information, known as big data.

Pei’s research deals with data sets too large to be captured, stored and analyzed by traditional database tools, in particular applications such as social networks, healthcare informatics and business intelligence. 

A prolific author, Pei is cited as one of the top 10 authors worldwide in the field of data mining, according to Microsoft Academic Search.

He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including 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.

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