Qiang Yang is the Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department and University Named Chair Professor at Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech (HKUST).
He was a founding head of Huawei Noah's Ark Lab specializing in big data, data mining and artificial intelligence.
He is the program chair of 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015). He was the general chair for the 2012 ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-2012, http://www.kdd.org/kdd2012/) and a Program Chair for KDD 2010. He was also a general chair for ACM Recommender Systems Conference in 2013 (ACM RecSys 2013).
He is the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TBD). He was the founding Editor in Chief of ACM TIST Journal (ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology).
He is a fellow of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS), International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Specialties: Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Planning