Qi Yu

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Qi Yu, PhD

Graduate Program Director

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, M.E from National University of Singapore, Singapore, and B.S from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. For more details check my CV.

Research interests: 
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Uncertainty in Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Mining Knowledge - Rich Data
  • Dynamic Data Modeling
  • Multimodal Data Fusion
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics



Phone: 585-475-6929
Email:  qi.yu@rit.edu

Office: GOL-2113 
Office hours: Mon    10 am - 12 pm
                       Wed    10 am - 12 pm



August 2008

Virginia Tech (VT), Blacksburg, VA 
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Dissertation Topic: Foundational Framework for Service Query Optimization

July 2003

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 
M.E., Computer Engineering 
Thesis Topic: Intelligent Data Mining via Evolutionary Computing

July 2001

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China 
B.E., Electrical Engineering

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Editorial Boards
  • International Journal of Web Science (IJWS). 2010 – present.
  • International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS). 2008 – present.
  • International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management (IJDMMM). 2008 – present.
Guest Editor
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TBD), Special issue on Big Data Analytics on Web, 2016 
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (IEEE TSC), Special issue on service query models and efficient selection, 2010

Program Committee Membership

  • IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud), 2009-2016
  • International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, (ICSOC), 2008, 2011-2016
  • International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), 2009-2015
  • International Conference on Collaborative Computing, (CollaborateCom) 2009-2015
  • IEEE Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) 2009-2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, (IRI) 2009-2016
  • IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, IEEE (APSCC) 2009-2016
    ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA) 2009-2013
  • IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC) 2009-2013
    International Conference on E-business (ICE-B) 2009–2013
  • Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o) 2012–2016 
  • Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2009-2012
  • The First International Workshop on Data and Process Provenance, WDPP 2009
  • International Conference on Intensive Applications and Services, INTENSIVE 2009, 2010
  • International Conference on E-business, ICE-B 2009
  • International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2009
  • World Congress on Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business, 2009
Reviewer for Journals
  • The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB Journal.
  • International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, IJCIS.
  • International Journal on Distributed and Parallel Databases, DAPD.
  • International Journal of Web Services Research, JWSR.
  • ACM Transactions on Information Technology, TOIT.
  • ACM Transactions on Information Science, TOIS.
  • ACM Transactions on the Web, TWEB.
    IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, TSC.
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, TKDE
Grant Review Panels
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016




Fall 2018
  • ISTE-780 Data-Driven Knowledge Discovery
  • ISTE-612 Knowledge Processing Technologies

Get Involved


The Mining lab has multiple PhD and Postdoc positions in the general areas of machine learning and data mining.

Please contact Dr. Qi Yu (qi.yu@rit.edu) if you are interested in joining the lab.