Portrait of Xing Xie

Xing Xie

Senior Researcher
Microsoft Research Asia


Dr. Xing Xie is currently a senior researcher in Microsoft Research Asia, and a guest Ph.D. advisor for the University of Science and Technology of China. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

He joined Microsoft Research Asia in July 2001, working on spatial data mining, location based services, social networks and ubiquitous computing. During the past years, he has published over 160 referred journal and conference papers, such as ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Transactions on the Web, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, etc.

He has more than 50 patents filed or granted. He has been invited to give keynote speeches at SocInfo 2015, Socialinformatics 2015, GbR 2015, W2GIS 2011, HotDB 2012, SRSM 2012, etc. He currently serves on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Springer GeoInformatica, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Journal of Location Based Services, and Communications of the China Computer Federation (CCCF). He has worked as a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Intelligent Systems.

In recent years, he was involved in the program or organizing committees of over 70 conferences and workshops. Especially, he initiated the LBSN workshop series and served as program co-chair of ACM UbiComp 2011, the 8th Chinese Pervasive Computing Conference (PCC 2012) and the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2015). In Oct. 2009, he founded the SIGSPATIAL China chapter which was the first regional chapter of ACM SIGSPATIAL. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Conference Series.

He is a senior member of ACM and the IEEE, and a distinguished member of China Computer Federation (CCF).


Location-Based Social Networks

Established: November 13, 2011

The dimension of location brings social networks back to reality, bridging the gap between the physical world and online social networking services. In this project, we introduce and define the meaning of location-based social network…

Computing with Spatial Trajectories

Established: November 16, 2011

Editor: Yu Zheng, Xiaofang Zhou Foreword by Jiawei Han Editorial board: Ralf Hartmut Güting, Hans-Peter Kriegel, Hanan Samet [Order it on Amazon] [Buy it from Springer] [Preview this book (Outline and Preface)]   With the rapid development of wireless communication and…

T-Drive: Driving Directions based on Taxi Traces

Established: September 16, 2010

T-drive is a smart driving direction services based on GPS trajectories of a large number of taxis. It helps user find out the practically fastest path to a destination at a given departure time. A prototype has been built based on…

GeoLife: Building Social Networks Using Human Location History

Established: February 6, 2009

GeoLife is a location-based social-networking service, which enables users to share life experiences and build connections among each other using human location history. Dr. Yu Zheng started this project in 2007 with his team. Application Scenarios…














Program Committee Chairs

  • Steering committee member, UbiComp, LBSN
  • Program (co-)chair, UIC 2015, PCC 2012, UbiComp 2011
  • General (co-)chair, MDM 2015
  • Track chair, WWW 2014, WWW 2008, WWW 2007
  • Area chair, ICDM 2016, NLPCC 2015
  • Senior PC, WSDM 2017, ICWSM 2016, PAKDD 2016, IJCAI 2015, PAKDD 2015, ICWSM 2015, WSDM 2015, SIGSPATIAL 2014, PAKDD 2014, PAKDD 2013, RecSys 2013, IJCAI 2011
  • Demo (co-)chair, KDD 2015, UIC 2010, MDM 2008, MDM 2006
  • Proceedings Chair, MDM 2013
  • Industry chair, DASFAA 2011, APWeb 2010

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee Members

  • WWW: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • KDD: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • UbiComp: 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • ICDE: 2014, 2013
  • SSTD: 2013, 2011
  • MDM: 2009, 2008, 2006
  • IUI: 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005

Editorial Activities


  • 11th Joint Conference on Harmonious Human Machine Environment (HHME 2015), Huludao, China, Sep. 2015
  • 10th Joint Conference on Harmonious Human Machine Environment (HHME 2014), Beijing, China, Sep. 2014
  • CCF Advanced Disciplines Lectures on Social Data Mining, Beijing, China, Aug. 2013
  • 8th Joint Conference on Harmonious Human Machine Environment (HHME 2012), Guangzhou, China, Nov. 2012
  • 6th Joint Conference on Harmonious Human Machine Environment (HHME 2010), Luoyang, China, Sep. 2010

Keynote Speeches


My Ph.D Students in USTC

  • Defu Lian, (Started in Sep. 2009, now working in UESTC, Chengdu)
  • Fuzheng Zhang, (Started in Sep. 2010, now working in MSR Asia, Beijing)
  • Hao Fu, (Started in Sep. 2011)
  • Jianxun Lian, (Started in Sep. 2012)
  • Yingzi Wang, (Started in Sep. 2013)

Previous Interns

  • Liqun Chen, @Ericsson, Beijing
  • Xin Fan, @Yahoo! Labs, Beijing
  • Hao Liu, @Facebook, Silicon Valley
  • Yusuo Hu, @Google, Silicon Valley
  • Zhigang Hua, @LinkedIn, Silicon Valley
  • Chong Wang, @a company in Berkeley, Silicon Valley
  • Simon Goumaz, Co-founder @Pryv, Switzerland
  • Gengxin Miao, @Google, Silicon Valley
  • Chuang Wang, @Baidu, Beijing
  • Yiqun Hu, @Paypal, Singapore
  • Yinghua Zhou, @USTC, Hefei
  • Qi Zhang, @Taobao, Hangzhou
  • Menglei Jia, @Taobao, Hangzhou
  • Xiangye Xiao, @Google, Silicon Valley
  • Zhisheng Li, @Klout, Silicon Valley
  • Marek Kowalkiewicz, Director of Development Culture @SAP, Brisbane, Australia
  • Jihwan Song, @Samsung, Korea
  • Jinggang Wang, @Baidu, Beijing
  • Dan Mao, @Baidu, Beijing
  • Jim Kleban, @Facebook, Seattle
  • Yongjian Wu, @Tencent, Shanghai
  • Manni Duan, @Taobao, Hangzhou
  • Chong Sun, @LinkedIn, Silicon Valley
  • Dong Li, @Microsoft, Seattle
  • Like Liu, @Microsoft, Seattle
  • Rongrong Ji, Professor @Xiamen University
  • Quannan Li, @Twitter, Silicon Valley
  • Yukun Chen, Co-founder @UMeng, Beijing
  • Yuki Arase, Associate Professor @Osaka University, Japan
  • Xiao Zhang, @Twitter, Silicon Valley
  • Haitao Jiang, @Tencent, Shanghai
  • Lizhu Zhang, @VMWare, Silicon Valley
  • Chang Sheng, @DBS Bank, Singapore
  • Kexin Xie, @Bigcommerce, Australia
  • Dechao Liu, @Baidu, Beijing
  • Yin Lou, @LinkedIn, Silicon Valley
  • Xixuan Feng, @Pivotal, Silicon Valley
  • Chun-Shuo Lin, @IBM, Taiwan
  • Zaiben Chen, @Analytics8, Australia