YU Zhiwen


The basic information

YU Zhiwen

School of Computer Science




Party Secretary



Work Experience

2014.3 - presentDirector of the Department of Discipline Construction, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

2011.10 - 2014.3Vice-Dean of the School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

2011.5 - present: Ph.D. supervisor at the Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

2010.12 - present: Director of the Institute of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Computing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

2009.11 - 2010.10: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Mannheim University, Germany

2009.2 - present: Professor at the Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

2007.2 - 2009.1: Research fellow at the Kyoto University, Japan

2006.2 - 2007.1: Post-doctoral researcher at the Nagoya University, Japan

2004.9 - 2005.5: Visiting researcher at the Institute for Infocomm ResearchSingapore 

Education Experience

2002.9 - 2005.12: Ph. D., Computer Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University

2000.9 - 2003.3: M. E., Computer Application Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University

1996.9 - 2000.7: B. E., Computer Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University  

Education And Teaching

2011/2012/2013/2014/2015. Fall: Social Sensing and Computation (doctoral course

2014/2015. Fall: Cyber Physical and Social Systems (master course)  

2011/2012/2013/2014. Spring: Computer Operating System (undergraduate course) 

2011/2012. Fall: Pervasive Computing (master course

2009. SpringScientific Writing and Publishing (undergraduate course) 

2004. Spring: Computer Operating System (undergraduate course) 

2003. Spring: Database Systems (undergraduate course) 

2002. Fall: Database Systems (undergraduate course) 

2001. Fall: Computer Operating System(master course) 

Awards Information

1. Young Teacher Award founded by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation

2. Best Paper Award, the Third ASE International Conference on Big Data Science and Computing (BigDataScience'14) 

3. Excellent Youth Foundation of NSFC 

4. CCF (China Computer Federation) Young Scientist Award 

5. New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET), MOE, China 

6. Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany 

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Scientific Research

Research Interests:

Pervasive computing, and context-aware systems

Personalization, and recommendation technology

Human-computer interaction

Mobile social networks

Multimedia intelligent service  

Academic Achievements

Dr. Yu has published around 130 scientific papers in refereed journals and conferences, e.g., ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE THMS, ACM TKDD, UbiComp, PerCom, etc. His research interests cover pervasive computing, context-aware systems, human-computer interaction, mobile social networks, intelligent information technology, and personalization. Zhiwen Yu is a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, a distinguished member of CCF (China Computer Federation) and a senior member of CCF Pervasive Computing Technical Committee. He received the in 2014, the CCF Young Scientist Award in 2011, the CPSCom'13/GPC'12/AMT'12/UIC'09 Best Paper Award, the Humboldt Fellowship in 2008, and the CCF Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2006. 

Social Appointments

YU Zhiwen is the associate editor or editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, ACM/Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC), Entertainment Computing (Elsevier), and International Journal of Social Network Mining (IJSNMInderscience). He serves as the guest editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), and Cybernetics and Systems (Taylor & Francis). He is the General Chair of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom 2015), and the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014). He is the Program Chair of the 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2013), the 5th International Conference on Human-Centric Computing (HumanCom 2012), and the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2010).  He serves as Vice Program Chair of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2015), the Workshop Chair of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011), and the Publicity Chair of the Annual IEEE  International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2013/2010). He has also served as PC member for a number of conferences, e.g., ACM Multimedia, IJCAI, IEEE PerCom, DEXA, GLOBECOM, ICC, ICME, IEEE CCNC, Euro-Par, MobiQuitous, etc.