Chao Lan

Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

University of Kansas

Advisor: Jun (Luke) Huan

Contact: clan [at]

What's New

  • 04/2017: I'm a reviewer for Science China Information Sciences.
  • 03/2017: One paper accepted to IEEE TKDE.
  • 12/2016: I'm a reviewer for IEEE TKDE.
  • 10/2016: Two papers accepted to BIBM.
  • 09/2016: I'm a recipient of the IAPR travel stipend.
  • 07/2016: Two papers accepted to ICPR.
  • 07/2016: I'm a reviewer for Neurocomputing.
  • 05/2016: I'm a recipient of the UAI scholarship.
  • 05/2016: One paper accepted to UAI.
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  • My research area is machine learning. I have broad interests in both fundamental research that aims to advance our understanding on the nature of learning, and practical research that aims to develop effective machine learning solutions as efficient alternative to traditional domain solutions.
  • My doctoral research largely falls into two lines: one line explored multi-view learning, with a collaborative application in social circle detection; another line approached matrix recovery problems from a statistical learning perspective, with a theoretical characterization of negative transfer in collective matrix factorization.
  • I received my bachelor and master degrees from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. In those old days, I studied signal processing and researched subspace learning methods for face recognition.
  • [curriculum vitae]

Selected Publications

Professional Services

  • Program Committee, International Conference on Data Analytics, 2016 - 2017.
  • Reviewer, Science China Information Sciences, 2017.
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2016 - 2017.
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2014 - 2016.
  • Reviewer, Neurocomputing, 2016.
  • Reviewer, Circuits and Systems, 2016 - 2017.
  • Reviewer, Neural Computing and Applications, 2015.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering, 2014.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2012.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Digital System Design, University of Kansas, 2013 & 2015.
  • Teaching Assistant, Discrete Structure, University of Kansas, 2014.

Awards & Scholarships

  • UAI Scholarship, 2016.
  • IAPR Travel Stipend, 2016.
  • Data Science Summer Institute Scholarship, UIUC, 2012.
  • First Class Prize in National Online Mathematical Contest in Modeling, China, 2010.
  • Second Class Prize in National Postgraduate Mathematic Contest in Modeling, China, 2009 & 2010.