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.
Chang-Tien Lu's Timeline
Program Chair, 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
Program Chair, International Workshop on Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Data Mining
Publicity Chair & Program Chair, 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Secretary, ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information
General Co-Chair, 17th ACM Intentional Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Program Chair, 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Program Chair, 22nd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Vice Chair, ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information
Area Chair, 25th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
Program Chair, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
Senior Program Chair, 23th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems