Dr. Zhiwen Yu

Professor, School of Computer Science

Director, Office of Disciplines Development

Director, Institute of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Computing

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710129, P. R. China

Email: zhiwenyu(at)nwpu.edu.cn





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Last update: Mar. 15, 2015


Dr. Zhiwen Yu is currently a professor of the School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P. R. China. He also serves as the director of the Office of Disciplines Development. He received his B.Eng, M.Eng and Ph.D. degree of Engineering in computer science and technology in 2000, 2003 and 2005 respectively from the Northwestern Polytechnical University. He has worked as a research fellow at the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, Japan from Feb. 2007 to Jan. 2009, and a post-doctoral researcher at the Information Technology Center, Nagoya University, Japan in 2006-2007. He has been a visiting researcher at the Context-Aware Systems Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore from Sep. 2004 to May 2005. He has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Mannheim University, Germany from Nov. 2009 to Oct. 2010.

    He is the associate editor or editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, ACM/Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC), Entertainment Computing (Elsevier), and International Journal of Social Network Mining (IJSNM, Inderscience). He serves as the guest editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), and Cybernetics and Systems (Taylor & Francis). He is the General Chair of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom 2015), and the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014). He is the Program Chair of the 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2013), the 5th International Conference on Human-Centric Computing (HumanCom 2012), and the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2010).  He serves as Vice Program Chair of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2015), the Workshop Chair of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011), and the Publicity Chair of the Annual IEEE  International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2013/2010). He has also served as PC member for a number of conferences, e.g., ACM Multimedia, IJCAI, IEEE PerCom, DEXA, GLOBECOM, ICC, ICME, IEEE CCNC, Euro-Par, MobiQuitous, etc. 

    Dr. Yu has published around 150 scientific papers in refereed journals and conferences, e.g., ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE THMS, ACM TKDD, INFOCOM, UbiComp, PerCom, etc. His research interests cover pervasive computing, context-aware systems, human-computer interaction, mobile social networks, and personalization. Zhiwen Yu is a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, a distinguished member of CCF (China Computer Federation) and a senior member of CCF Pervasive Computing Technical Committee. He received the Young Teacher Award founded by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation in 2014, the CCF Young Scientist Award in 2011, the CPSCom'13/GPC'12/AMT'12/UIC'09 Best Paper Award, the Humboldt Fellowship in 2008, and the CCF Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2006.


Selected Publications:
  • He Du, Zhiwen Yu, Fei Yi, Zhu Wang, Qi Han, and Bin Guo. Recognition of Group Mobility Level and Group Structure with Mobile Devices, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 17, No. 4, April 2018, pp. 884-897.

  • Huihui Chen, Bin Guo, Zhiwen Yu, and Qi Han, Toward Real-time and Cooperative Mobile Visual Sensing and Sharing, IEEE INFOCOM 2016, April 10-15, 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Huang Xu, Zhiwen Yu, Jingyuan Yang, Hui Xiong, and Hengshu Zhu, Talent Circle Detection in Job Transition Networks, ACM KDD 2016, August 13-17, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA.

  • Zhiwen Yu, Rong Du, Bin Guo, Huang Xu, Tao Gu, Zhu Wang, and Daqing Zhang. Who Should I Invite for My Party? Combining User Preference and Influence Maximization for Social Events, ACM UbiComp 2015, September 7-11, Osaka, Japan.

  • Rong Du, Zhiwen Yu, Tao Mei, Zhitao Wang, Zhu Wang, and Bin Guo. Predicting Activity Attendance in Event-Based Social Networks: Content, Context and Social Influence, ACM UbiComp 2014, September 13-17, Seattle, USA.

  • Dingqi Yang, Daqing Zhang, Zhiyong Yu, and Zhiwen Yu. Fine-Grained Preference-Aware Location Search Leveraging Crowdsourced Digital Footprints from LBSNs, ACM UbiComp 2013, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Bin Guo, Huihui Chen, Zhiwen Yu, Xing Xie, Shenlong Huangfu, and Daqing Zhang, FlierMeet: A Mobile Crowdsensing System for Cross-Space Public Information Reposting, Tagging, and Sharing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 14, No. 10, October 2015, pp. 2020-2033.

  • Zhiwen Yu, Zhu Wang, Huilei He, Jilei Tian, Xinjiang Lu, and Bin Guo, Discovering Information Propagation Patterns in Microblogging Services, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Vol. 10, No. 1, July 2015, Article No. 7.

  • Zhiwen Yu, Hui Wang, Bin Guo, Tao Gu, and Tao Mei, Supporting Serendipitous Social Interaction using Human Mobility Prediction, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 45, No. 6, December 2015, pp. 811-818.

  • Zhiwen Yu, Zhiyong Yu, Xingshe Zhou, Christian Becker, and Yuichi Nakamura, Tree-based Mining for Discovering Patterns of Human Interaction in Meetings, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 4, April 2012, pp. 759-768.

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What's New:
  • Huihui Chen has successfully passed her PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Chen! (Jun. 8, 2017)

  • One paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. (Apr. 11, 2017)

  • One paper was accepted by IEEE PerCom 2017. (Dec. 12, 2016)

  • One paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. (Nov. 18, 2016)

  • Two papers were accepted by ACM UbiComp 2016. (Jun. 8, 2016)

  • One paper was accepted by ACM KDD 2016. (Jun. 1, 2016)

  • One paper was accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2016. (Nov. 28, 2015)

  • One paper was accepted by ACM UbiComp 2014. (May 1, 2014)

  • Dr. Zhiwen Yu was invited to be Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. (Apr. 27, 2014)

  • Dr. Zhiwen Yu was invited to be Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. (Mar. 24, 2014)

  • Zhu Wang has successfully passed his PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Wang! (Dec. 1, 2013)

  • Lei Tang has successfully passed her PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Tang! (Mar. 10, 2012)

  • 於志文, 郭斌. 人机共融智能. 中国计算机学会通讯 (PDF), Vol. 13, No. 12, 2017, pp.64-68.

  • 社会感知计算:概念、问题及其研究进展 (PDF), 计算机学报, Vol. 35, No. 1, 20121月, pp. 16-26.

  • 移动社交网络中的感知计算模型、平台与实践 (PDF),  中国计算机学会通讯, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2012年5月, pp. 15-20.

  • 普适计算的重定位与探讨 (PDF),  中国计算机学会通讯, Vol. 7, No. 7, 2011年7月, pp. 49-56

  • 数字脚印与社群智能 (PDF),  中国计算机学会通讯, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2011年3月, pp. 53-60

  • Call for Papers: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016) (Deadline: Sep. 25, 2015)

  • Call for Papers: The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Crowd Assisted Sensing, Pervasive Systems and Communications (CASPer 2016) (Deadline: Nov. 27, 2015)