Big Data Analytics: Our Research and Practice


Big data analytics refers to the discovery of previously unknown meaningful patterns and knowledge from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data collected from website, app, application system. Some key technologies and challenges are reviewed. Big data projects from some companies are introduced to explore how the academia and industry are tackling big data analytic challenges. It will also identify and debate the key challenges and opportunities.


Prof. Defu ZHANG
Department of Computer Science
Xiamen University, China

Date & Time

7 Dec 2015 (Monday) 11:00 - 12:00


E11-4045 (University of Macau)

Organized by

Department of Computer and Information Science


Defu Zhang received his bachelor degree and master degree in computational mathematics from Xiangtan University, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science and technology from the school of computer science in Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Defu was a senior researcher of Shanghai Jinxin financial engineering academe. Now he works in the department of Computer Science at Xiamen University as a professor. He worked as a PostDoc at the Longtop company for financial data mining group for two years. He visited Hong Kong City University as a research fellow 5 times.

His research interests include all aspects of computational intelligence, data mining, big data and cloud computing. He does research on data mining, big data and cloud computing for Huawei company, longtop company, yilianzong company etc. He published more than twenty SCI papers, H-index=20.

He currently has a big research group consisted of 4 professors and 8 associate professors and 2 assistant professors, and more than thirty graduate students. At present, this group have developed a big project:, a new company for this project was also set up.

He was a coach of ACM/ICPC contest teams in Xiamen University from 2003 to 2009. His teams obtained 8 silver medals and 3 gold medals since 2005. One team took part in the 31st ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals which was held March 12-16, 2007 at the Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel in Japan and sponsored by IBM.

He is a senior member of China Computer Federation and a member of Computer Theory Professional Committee. He often reviews papers for the following Journals: Computers & Operation Research, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Engineering with Computers, OMEGA, Knowledge and Information Systems, Chinese Journal of Computers, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Knowledge-Based Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Information science, Applied soft computing.