Basser Seminar Series

Build Intelligence from the Physical World

Speaker: Dr Xing Xie
Web Search and Mining Group, Microsoft Research Asia

Time: Friday 30 April 2010, 11:00am - 12 noon

Location: The University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building, Architecture Lecture Theatre 2

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Context aware computing sought to deal with 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.

Speaker's biography

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, and mobile and pervasive computing. He has served on the organizing and program committees of many international conferences such as WWW, UbiComp, GIS, CIKM, and KDD. He will be the program co-chair of UbiComp 2011. During the past years, he has published over 90 refereed journals and conference papers. He is also a senior member of the IEEE.