Yan Zhu is a professor at the School of Computing and Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Dean of SWJTU-Leeds Joint School of Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU). She received her PhD degree on Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 2004 and her BSc and MSc degree from the Southwest Jiaotong University, PRC, both in Computer Science.
She was a research staff member at Department of Computer Science of Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) from 1998 to 2004. Before that time she had worked as a research assistant at Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) for one year. She has joined the faculty of SWJTU since 2005.
Her research interests span many aspects of data mining, big data analysis and management, and social networking analysis. She has published about 50 SCI/EI indexed papers and her papers have been received more than 110 citations.
Dr. Zhu is now the Yanghua Scholar of Southwest Jiaotong University. She received the Zhan Tianyou Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2018 and theTang Lixin Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2017, and is awarded the Distinguished Teacher of Southwest Jiaotong University since 2014. She is a CCF member and serves as a TPC member of international conferences and workshops including DEXA，CMS，CSAE and so on. She has reviewed for international journals, e.g. TKDE, ESWA, TLDKS, JUCS，etc. She has published a number of works, including 3 books published by Shaker Verlag (Germany, 2004) and SWJTU Press (China, 2011, 2019).
（Web）Data Mining, Privacy-Preserving Data Mining, Social Networking Analysis, Big Data Management and Intelligent Analysis (NoSQL, NewSQL, Data Warehousing)
Detecting social networking spam by integrating privacy preserving and learning techniques
-----Spring of each academic year-----
Undergraduate course: Principle and Design of Databases (Chinese,3h per week, 17 weeks in all); Lab Experiment of Databases (Chinese,4h per week, 8 weeks in all)
Course of SWJTU-Leeds Joint School: Databases (English,3h per week, 10 weeks in all)，Data Mining （English,2h per week, 12 weeks in all)
-----Autumn of each academic year-----
PhD/Postgraduate course: The basics of big data intelligent management and analysis mechanism（English, 3h per week, 17 weeks in all)
Office: Building 3, SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, Xipu Campus, Southwest Jiaotong University
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