Chang-Tien Lu

Associate Director of DAC

Chang-Tien Lu is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and associate director of the Discovery Analytics Center at Virginia Tech. He served as secretary (2008-2011) and vice chair (2011-2014) of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL).

His research on data management is to fulfill emerging requirements for storing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data. His ongoing projects range from explorations of fundamental access and retrieval issues to practical applications that deal with data analysis and knowledge discovery tasks. These projects have led to the publication of numerous high-quality research papers and the production of innovative prototype systems.  They are also helping professionals in many fields to react quickly and make effective decisions in time-sensitive applications. His major contributions include efficient mining algorithms and sophisticated storage structures that can be scaled up to process large scale data, as well as the formalization of spatial patterns and trends.

He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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EMBERS EMBERS is a system for forecasting societal significant societal events from open source surrogates.
Research Areas:
  • iconForecasting
  • iconNetwork Science
Dates: August 1, 2012July 4, 2016

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Chang-Tien Lu's Timeline

Year: 2006

Program Chair, 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence

Year: 2007

Program Chair, International Workshop on Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Data Mining

Year: 2007

Publicity Chair & Program Chair, 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Year: 2008

Secretary, ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information

Year: 2009

General Co-Chair, 17th ACM Intentional Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Year: 2010

Program Chair, 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

Year: 2011

Program Chair, 22nd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications

Year: 2012

Vice Chair, ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information

Year: 2013

Area Chair, 25th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence

Year: 2014

Program Chair, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases

Year: 2015

Senior Program Chair, 23th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems