Jing  (Nathan) YAN   严晶

I am a 2nd Year MPhil. student advised by faculties of Database Group, Department of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong.

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

My research interests focus on helping experts and everyday people have access to high-quality data and understand complex data:
(1) Human-in-loop Data Cleaning and Visualization;
(2) Big data analytics (e.g., AQP);
(3) Query recommendation and Graph analysis.

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

Nathan Yan

Intern Experience



  1. Jing Nathan Yan, Oliver Schulte, Jiannan Wang, Reynold Cheng.
    [Technical Report] COEDE: Column-Oriented Data Error Detection with Statistical Constraints
    PVLDB Under Review


  1. 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.
  2. Zhipeng Huang, Bogdan Cautis, Reynold Cheng, Nikos Mamoulis, Yudian Zheng, Jing Yan
    Entity Based Query Recommendation for Long-Tail Queries.
    TKDD minor revision.


  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.
    [Tutorial] In APWeb-WAIM 2017, July 6th - 10th, Beijing, China.


  1. Jing Yan, Xiaodong Li
    A Survey on Heterogeneous Information Network


Professional Activities


External Reviewer

  • 2018: DASFAA, ICDE
  • 2017: CIKM, Bigdata
  • 2016: Bigdata




    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.