Dr. Nan Tang

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]


  • 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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