Jing  (Nathan) YAN   严晶

I am a 2nd Year MPhil. student in Database Group, Department of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong supervised by Prof. Reynold Cheng.

Currently, I am also working very closely with Prof. Jiannan Wang in School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

My research interests are in the areas of human-centric data management:
(1) Human-in-loop Data Cleaning and Visualization;
(2) Interactive Big data analytical tools (e.g., AQP);
(3) Heterogeneous Information Network and Graph problems.

Here is my Email: jyan AT cs.hku.hk

Nathan Yan

Intern Experience



  1. Jing Yan, Jiannan Wang, Oliver Schulte, Reynold Cheng and etc.
    COEDE: Column-Oriented Data Error Detection with Statistical Constraints
    VLDB, on-going
  2. Haiqi Sun, Reynold Cheng, Xiaokui Xiao, Jing Yan, Yuqiu Qian, Yudian Zheng
    Maximizing Social Influence for the Awareness Threshold Model
    In DASFAA 2018, May 21th - 24th, Gold Coast Australia


  1. Siqiang Luo, Jiafeng Hu, Reynold Cheng, Jing Yan and Ben Kao.
    SEQ: Example-based Query for Spatial Objects
    In CIKM 2017, Nov 6th - 10th, Singapore.
  2. Reynold Cheng, Zhipeng Huang, Yudian Zheng, Jing Yan, Ka Yu Wong, and Eddie Ng.
    Meta Paths and Meta Structures: Analysing Large Heterogeneous Information Networks.
    In APWeb-WAIM 2017, July 6th - 10th, Beijing, China.


  1. Zhipeng Huang, Bogdan Cautis, Reynold Cheng, Nikos Mamoulis, Yudian Zheng, Jing Yan
    Entity Based Query Recommendation for Long-Tail Queries.
    TKDD under review.
  2. Jing Yan, Xiaodong Li
    A Survey on Heterogeneous Information Network
    To be Submitted


Professional Activities


External Reviewer

  • 2018: SIGMOD, DASFA, KDD
  • 2017: CIKM, KDD, Bigdata
  • 2016: Bigdata, ICDE, VLDB




    A picture about the courses that I learned or am learning in Computer Science.

    I also have interests in English literature, translation and foreign polictics. I was the active member in Foreign Affairs Association. Also, I am a fan of 名探偵コナン and 夏目友人帳.

    Previous band member, good at making noises.