Seminar on Build Intelligence from the Physical World by Dr. Xing Xie

  • Posted on: 16 May 2014
  • By: hadmin

Title: Build Intelligence from the Physical World


Date: 9 February 2012


Time: 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm


Venue: Room G22, L1 Lecture Theater, Institute of Chinese Studies


Speaker:   Dr. Xing Xie


                Lead researcher in the Web Search and Mining Group

                Microsoft Research Asia



Context awareness is a key concept in ubiquitous computing. It means linking changes in the environment with computer systems. In other words, computing systems become more intelligent through analyzing and reacting to the physical world surrounding them. The coming era of cloud computing brings new opportunities to this long studied research area. By accumulating and aggregating physical world contextual information from multiple users and multiple devices over a long period, we can obtain collective social intelligence from them. Based on this, more innovative Internet services can be developed to facilitate people’s everyday lives. At Microsoft Research Asia, we are working on various technologies with a view to managing physical world information and building intelligence from them. In this talk, I will present our recent work on this direction, as well as other related works in Microsoft and the industry.



Dr. Xing Xie is a lead researcher in the Web Search and Mining Group of Microsoft Research Asia, and a guest Ph.D. advisor for the University of Science and Technology of China. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in July 2001, working on spatial data mining, location based services, social networks and ubiquitous computing. His research work has been reported by international media including MIT Technology review, Seattle Times, CNN, etc. He has served on the organizing and program committees of many international conferences such as WWW, UbiComp, GIS, and KDD. During the past years, he has published over 100 referred journal and conference papers. He has more than 50 patents filed or granted. He is a senior member of both ACM and the IEEE. He established the ACM SIGSPATIAL China chapter. And he was the program co-chair of UbiComp 2011.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 15:45 to 16:15