Dr. Nan Tang

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Senior Scientist
Data Analytics
+(974) 4454 2850

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I joined QCRI because the institute is heading in the direction where I want to be.

Research Focus at QCRI

Nan is working on a data quality management system that provides an end-to-end data cleaning system.

He is also working on a data quality dashboard that explores data quality meta data analysis, which targets a novel way for interaction with users.

Previous Experience

Dr. Nan Tang a scientist at QCRI (Qatar Computing Research Institute) at Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. Prior to joining QCRI he was a Research Fellow at LFCS (Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science) at the University of Edinburgh, working with Prof. Wenfei Fan. He was a scientific staff member with the CWI (Dutch National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science), Amsterdam, from Feb. 2008 to Jan. 2010. In CWI, Nan was in the MonetDB group advised by Dr. Peter Boncz. He was awarded his PhD. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong at Dec. 2007, co-supervised by Prof. Kam-Fai Wong and Prof. Jeffrey Xu Yu. Nan holds visiting positions at University of Waterloo (Canada, 03/2007-08/2007, with M. Tamer Özsu), and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore, 09/2010, with Xiaokui Xiao).

Professional Experience

  • LFCS, University of Edinburgh, research fellow, 2010/2 – 2011/11
  • CWI, Netherlands, research staff member, 2008/02-2010/01

Professional Associations and Awards

  • VLDB 2010: Best paper award [link]

Education

  • PhD. SE&EM, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • Master, CS, Northeastern University, China, 2004
  • Bachelor, CS, Northeastern University, China, 2001

Selected Research

  • Inferring Data Currency and Consistency for Conflict Resolution
 The 29th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, 2013 
Wenfei Fan, Floris Geerts, Nan Tang, and Wenyuan Yu
  • Incremental Detection of Inconsistencies in Distributed Data 
IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE): (Special issue: Best Papers of ICDE 2012, invited) Wenfei Fan, Jianzhong Li, Nan Tang, and Wenyuan Yu
  • Towards Certain Fixes with Editing Rules and Master Data [pdf] The VLDB Journal (VLDBJ) 21(2): 213-238, 2012 (Special issue: Best Papers of VLDB 2010, invited) Wenfei Fan, Jianzhong Li, Shuai Ma, Nan Tang, and Wenyuan Yu

  • Interaction Between Record Matching and Data Repairing ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Athens, Greece, 2011 Wenfei Fan, Jianzhong Li, Shuai Ma, Nan Tang, and Wenyuan Yu
  • Towards Certain Fixes with Editing Rules and Master Data The 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Singapore, 2010 (Best Paper award) 
Wenfei Fan, Jianzhong Li, Shuai Ma, Nan Tang, and Wenyuan Yu

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In the Media

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When disaster strikes, count on tweets and data

24/05/2015

Contrary to what seems to be the norm in Hollywood movies, people don't run in circles screaming and shouting when facing an emergency situation. The immediate, widespread, and ineffective mayhem so ...

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Info sharing best defence against cyber threat

24/05/2015

High-profile breaches and new trends in cybercrime targeting governments, critical infrastructure and sensitive data have led to a heightened interest and need for security. From online bank heists ...

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How data gathering has helped in Nepal

21/05/2015

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11.56am on Saturday, April 25th, an army of volunteers mobilised and worked around the clock as part of the relief effort. These volunteers were not ‘...

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Upcoming Events

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2015 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference

Download ICS File 31/05/2015  - 04/06/2015 , Melbourne, Australia

Leading database conference, held in Melbourne, Australia.

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Past Events

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The Network Inside Out: New Vantage Points for Internet Security

Download ICS File 24/05/2015 ,

      J. Alex Halderman is the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, and Director of Michigan's Center for Computer...

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The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM'15)

Download ICS File 18/05/2015 , Florence, Italy

Co-located with the WWW'15 conference (May 2015, Florence, Italy). Proceedings published by ACM. QCRI's Dr Carlos Castillo is co-organizer.

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News Releases

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Qatar Computing Research Institute Boosts Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts with High-Tech Digital Initiatives

25/05/2015

Doha, Qatar, May 25 2015: Emergency responders are still dealing with the fallout of Nepal’s two devastating earthquakes and using advanced technology and platforms, some of which have been developed...

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Qatar Computing Research Institute Inspirers Local Youth About Relevance of Computing

05/04/2015

‘Coding Is Cool’ Aimed At Encouraging Secondary School Students To Explore The Field Of Computer Science And Potential Careers Doha, Qatar, 5 April 2015 : Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a...

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Top Machine Learning and Data Analytics Experts Lead Discussions in Healthcare and Security

06/03/2015

Boeing And Qatar Computing Research Institute Announce The Speakers For The Second Annual Machine Learning And Data Analytics Symposium In Doha

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