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.

I also work very closely with Prof. Jiannan Wang in School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

My research interests are in the areas of Data Management and Analytics:
(1) I am focusing on improving data quality problems (Data Cleaning), particular on data error detection, and approximation query processing.
(2) I also work on heterogeneous information network and many problems related with graph.

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 Affair Association. Also, I am a fan of 名探偵コナン and 夏目友人帳.

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

Nathan Yan

Intern Experience



  1. Siqiang Luo, Jiafeng Hu and Jing Yan.
    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. Siqiang Luo, Reynold Cheng, Jiafeng Hu, Ben Kao, Jing Yan.
    ROAM: Area-Aware Routing for Road Networks.
    TKDE under review.
  3. Haiqi Sun, Reynold Cheng, Xiaokui Xiao, Jing Yan, Yuqiu Qian, Yudian Zheng
    Maximizing Social Influence for the Awareness Threshold Model
    To be Submitted
  4. Jing Yan, Xiaodong Li
    A Survey on Heterogeneous Information Network
    To be Submitted


Professional Activities


External Reviewer

  • 2017: CIKM, KDD, Bigdata
  • 2016: Bigdata, ICDE, VLDB