Honors

Research Recognitions


  • Best Research Paper Award, International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), 2021
         for our work titled "Scaling Attributed Network Embedding to Massive Graphs"

  • Dean's Chair
         appointed by the National University of Singapore, 2021

  • First place in the 2020 NIST Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

  • Third place in the 2018 NIST Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge

  • Invited paper in the TKDE special issue on the Best Papers of ICDE 2015
         for our work titled "Network Motif Discovery: A GPU Approach"

  • First place in the ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2012

  • Invited paper in the TKDE special issue on the Best Papers of ICDE 2010
         for our work titled "Differential Privacy via Wavelet Transforms"

  • Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP)
         conferred by the Nanyang Technological University, 2010

  • Young Scientist Award in Physical/Mathematical Science
         conferred by the Hong Kong Institution of Science, 2009

  • ACM-HK Prof. Francis Chin Research Award
         conferred by the ACM Hong Kong Chapter, 2009

  • Outstanding Thesis Award
         conferred by the Faculty of Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009

  • Teaching Awards


  • Nanyang Education Award (School)
         conferred by the Nanyang Technological University, 2017

  • Most Popular Lecturer Award
         conferred by the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2011