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Cindy Chen


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Cindy ChenAssociate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
  • College
    College of Sciences
  • Department
    Computer Science
  • Phone
    (978) 934-1968
  • Email

Research Interests

Database and Data Mining

Spatio-temporal database, cloud computing, social network

Education

  • Ph D: Computer Science, Database and Knowledge Base Management, (2001), University of California at Los Angeles - California, USA
    Supporting Area: (i) Network Modeling and Analysis (ii) Foundations of Programming
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Data Models and Query Languages of Spatio-Temporal Information
  • MS: Computer Science, (1997), University of California at Los Angeles - California, USA
  • BS: Space Physics, (1990), Peking University - Beijing, China

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Fellowship (1999), Scholarship/Research - School of Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Dean's Fellowship (1998), Scholarship/Research - School of Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles

Selected Publications

  • Ge, T., Li, Y., Chen, C. (2018). Complex Event and Pattern Models in Sequence Data Processing (3:). Higher Education Press
  • Li, Y., Ge, T., Chen, C. (2018). VTeller: Telling the Values Somewhere, Sometime in a Dynamic Network of Urban Systems (pp. 577--586).
  • Xia, P., Zhai, S., Liu, B., Sun, Y., Chen, C. (2016). Design of reciprocal recommendation systems for online dating. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 6(1) 1–16.
  • Xia, P., Liu, B., Sun, Y., Chen, C. (2015). Reciprocal Recommendation System for Online Dating. arXiv preprint arXiv:1501.06247.
  • Song, C., Ge, T., Chen, C., Wang, J. (2015). Soft Quorums: A High Availability Solution for Service Oriented Stream Systems (pp. 778–779).
  • Song, C., Ge, T., Chen, C., Wang, J. (2014). Event Pattern Matching over Graph Streams. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 8(4) 413–424.
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Fu, X., Liu, B., Kumar, A., Chen, C. (2014). Optimizing Aggregate Query Processing in Cloud Data Warehouses (pp. 1-12). The International Conference on Data Management in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems
  • Xia, P., Jiang, H., Wang, X., Chen, C., Liu, B. (2014). Predicting user replying behavior on a large online dating site. Proceedings of 8th international AAAI conference on weblogs and social media.
  • Lu, J., Pham, H., Zhu, H., Chen, C. (2014). A novel indexing method for improving timeliness of high-dimensional data. 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014
  • Xia, P., Jiang, H., Wang, X., Chen, C., Liu, B. (2014). Predicting user replying behavior on a large online dating site. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
  • Xia, P., Tu, K., Ribiero, B., Jiang, H., Wang, X., Chen, C., Liu, B., Towsley, D. (2014). Who is Dating Whom: Characterizing User Behaviors of a Large Online Dating Site. Cornell University Library
  • Xia, P., Ribeiro, B., Chen, C.X., Liu, B., Towsley, D. (2013). A Study of User Behaviors on an Online Dating Site (pp. 243-247). IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013)
  • Lee, K.C., Zheng, B., Chen, C.X., Chow, C. (2013). Efficient Index-Based Approaches for Skyline Queries in Location-Based Applications. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 25(11) 2507-2520.
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Fu, X., Liu, B., Chen, C.X. (2013). Optimizing Communication for Multi-Join Query Processing in Cloud Data Warehouses. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC), 5(4) 113-130.
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Fu, X., Liu, B., Chen, C. (2013). Optimizing Communication for Multi-Join Query Processing in Cloud Data Warehouses. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC), 5(4) 113–130.
  • Wang, J., Lu, J., Fang, Z., Ge, T., Chen, C. (2013). Pl-Tree: An Efficient Indexing Method for High-Dimensional Data (pp. 183–200). Springer
  • Wang, J., Lu, J., Fang, Z., Tingjian, G., Chen, C. (2013). PL-tree: An Efficient Indexing Method for High-Dimensional Data (pp. 183-200). International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2013)
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Chen, C. (2013). Multi-Join Query Optimization for Read-Optimized Data Warehouse in a Cloud Environment.
  • Chen, C., Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Liu, B. (2012). Communication Cost Optimization for Cloud Data Warehouse Queries. IEEE CloudCom
  • Lee, K., Zheng, B., Chen, C., Chow, C. (2012). Efficient Index-Based Approaches for Skyline Queries in Location-Based Applications.
  • Moy, E., Chen, C., Daniels, K.M. (2012). Evaluating Query Systems for 2D Spatio-Temporal Database. University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Chen, C. (2012). Multi-Join Query Optimization for Read-Optimized Data Warehouse in a Cloud Environment. Citeseer.
  • Xia, T., Zhang, D., Fang, Z., Chen, C., Wang, J. (2012). Online Subspace Skyline Query Processing Using the Compressed Skycube. Acm Transactions on Database Systems, 37(2) 15-15.
  • Gauvin, W., Chen, C., Fu, X., Liu, B. (2011). Classification of Commercial and Personal Profiles on MySpace. Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking (SESOC)
  • Gauvin, W., Chen, C., Fu, X., Liu, B. (2011). Classification of Commercial and Personal Profiles on MySpace.
  • Achrekar, H., Fang, Z., Li, Y., Chen, C., Liu, B., Wang, J. (2011). A Spatio-Temporal Approach to the Discovery of Online Social Trends (pp. 510-524). Combinatorial Optimization and Applications
  • Achrekar, H., Fang, Z., Li, Y., Chen, C., Liu, B., Wang, J. (2011). A Spatio-Temporal Approach to the Discovery of Online Social Trends.
  • Chen, C., Uttecht, K., Dickinson, J.C., Goyette, T.M., Giles, R.H., Nixon, W.E. (2011). A Comparison of Machine Learning Methods for Target Recognition Using ISAR Imagery (8049:). SPIE
  • Chen, C., Gauvin, W., Fu, X., Liu, B. (2011). Classification of Commercial and Personal Profiles on MySpace. Percom
  • Kurunji, S., Ge, T., Chen, C. (2010). Multi-Join Query Optimization for Read-Optimized Data Warehouse in a Cloud Environment.
  • Achrekar, H., Chen, C., Liu, B. (2008). Query Optimization for Sensor Networks. University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Chen, C. (2008). Spatio-Temporal Databases (pp. 1121). Springer
  • Chen, C. (2008). Spatio-Temporal Query Language (pp. 1125-1128). Springer
  • Li, W., Chen, C., Wang, J. (2008). PCS: An Efficient Clustering Method for High-Dimensional Data (2: pp. 597-603).
  • Li, W., Chen, C. (2008). SQS: A Secure XML Querying System (1: pp. 413-416).
  • Chen, C., Tu, X.Z., Claypool, K. (2006). ACashe: Using Caching to Improve the Performance of Multiple Sequence Alignments (pp. 343-352).
  • Chen, C., Mihaila, G., Pamanabhan, S., Rouvellou, I. (2005). Query Translation Scheme for Heterogeneous XML Data Sources (pp. 31-38).
  • Uceda-Sosa, R., Chen, C., Claypool, K. (2004). CLOVE: a framework to design ontology views. Conceptual Modeling–ER 2004, 844-849.
  • Chen, C., Wang, H., Zaniolo, C. (2004). Toward Extensible Spatio-Temporal Databases: An Approach Based on User-Defined Aggregates (pp. 55-74). Springer Geosciences/Geoinformation Series
  • Chen, C., Uceda-Sosa, R., Claypool, K.T. (2004). Framework to Design Ontology Views (pp. 844-849).
  • Chen, C., Gali, A., Claypool, K.T., Uceda-Sosa, R. (2004). From Ontology to Relational Databases (pp. 278-289).
  • Chen, C., Kong, J., Zaniolo, C. (2003). Design and Implementation of a Temporal Extension of SQL (pp. 689-391).
  • Chen, C., Zaniolo, C. (2000). Design and Implementation of a Spatio-Temporal Data Models and Query Language.
  • Chen, C., Zaniolo, C. (2000). SQLˢᵀ: A Spatio-Temporal Data Model and Query Language (pp. 96-111).
  • Chen, C., Malhotra, A. (2000). XML Queries via SQL (pp. 53-60).
  • Chen, C., Zaniolo, C. (1999). Universal Temporal Extensions for Data Languages (pp. 428-437).
  • Chen, C., Zaniolo, C. (1998). Universal Temporal Data Languages (pp. 113-126).

Selected Presentations

  • Communication Cost Optimization for Cloud Data Warehouse Queries - IEEE CloudCom, December 2012
  • A Spatio-Temporal Approach to the Discovery of Online Social Trends - The 5th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA), August 2011
  • Data Models and Query Languages for High-Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Databases - Colloquium, April 2010 - Dartmouth, MA
  • PCS: An Efficient Clustering Method for High-Dimensional Data - International Conference on Data Mining, July 2008 - Las Vegas, NV
  • SQS: A Secure XML Querying System - 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, June 2008 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Application in Mobile Telemedicine, July 2007 - Xi'an, China
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Application in Mobile Telemedicine - DIMACS Workshop on Discrete Mathematical Problems in Computational Biomedicine, April 2007 - New Brunswick, NJ
  • ACache: Using Caching to Improve the Performance of Multiple Sequence Alignments - 18th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, June 2006 - Vienna, Austria
  • Data Models and Query Languages for High-Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Databases, June 2006 - Chicago, IL
  • High-Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Databases: Developments and Challenges - Colloquium, March 2006 - Boston, MA
  • Query Translation Scheme for Heterogeneous XML Data Sources - International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, November 2005 - Bremen, Germany
  • Framework to Design Ontology Views - 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, November 2004 - Shanghai, China
  • From Ontology to Relational Databases - International Workshop on Conceptual Model-Directed Web Information Integration and Mining, November 2004 - Shanghai, China
  • Design and Implementation of a Temporal Extension of SQL - 19th International Conference on Data Engineering, March 2003 - Bangalore, India
  • SQLˢᵀ: A Spatio-Temporal Data Model and Query Language - 19th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling , October 2000 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • XML Queries via SQL - 1st International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, June 2000 - Shanghai, China
  • Universal Temporal Extensions for Data Languages - 15th International Conference on Data Engineering, March 1999 - Sydney, Australia
  • Universal Temporal Data Languages - 6th International Workshop on Deductive Databases and Logic Programming, June 1998 - Manchester, UK

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Interactive TMC Decision Support Tool Combining Simulation and Optimization (2008), Grant - UMASS Transportation Center
    Gartner, N. (Principal), Stamatiadis, C. (Co-Principal), Chen, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Spatio-Temporal Knowledge Discovery System for Nuclear Physics Application (2008), Grant - UML Healey Grant Award
    Chen, C. (Principal)