Feng Xia


Title Scholarly Recommendation in the Era of Big Data

Scientific research and publishing have been generating large volumes of scholarly data at a rapidly-increasing speed. With the development of online academic services, such as advanced academic digital libraries, online academic social networks and academic search engines, scholars are able to access to various scholarly data more easily. In the academic landscape in general, however, the rapid rise of big scholarly data brings about new issues and challenges with respect to e.g. information retrieval, data management and analysis. For instance, with the number of publications getting larger and larger, scholars have to find related papers from massive potential candidates, which is time-consuming and tedious. As an effective tool for solving such information overload problems, recommender systems have been successfully applied in diverse domains including e-commerce, entertainment, e-learning, news, traveling, and so on. This talk will address scholarly recommender systems that explore big scholarly data, including e.g. scholarly article recommendation, collaborator recommendation, and venue recommendation. The opportunities, challenges, and recent advances in this field will be introduced.


Dr. Feng Xia is currently Full Professor in Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. He is founding Director of the Mobile and Social Computing Lab and Assistant Dean of School of Software. He is the (Guest) Editor of over 10 international journals and a (founding) organizer of several conferences. He serves as General Chair, PC Chair, Workshop Chair, Publicity Chair, or PC Member of dozens of conferences. Dr. Xia has authored/co-authored two books, over 200 scientific papers in int’l journals and conferences (such as IEEE TMC, TBD, TCSS, TC, TPDS, TETC, THMS, TVT, TIE, ACM TOMM, WWW, JCDL, and MobiCom) and 3 book chapters, and has edited 3 int’l conference proceedings and 4 books. He has an h-index of 25, an i10-index of 79, and a total of more than 2700 citations to his work according to Google Scholar. Dr. Xia received a number of awards. He is named on the 2014 list and the 2015 list of Most Cited Chinese Researchers (published by Elsevier). He is a Senior Member of IEEE (Computer Society, SMC Society) and ACM (SIGWEB), and a Member of AAAS.