Xuemin Lin
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Office: k-17 503
Phone: +61 2 9385 6493; Fax: +61 2 9385 5995 
Email: lxue AT cse.unsw.edu.au

Xuemin Lin is a UNSW Scientia Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Currently, he is the head of database research group in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW and the coordinator of the research program of data and knowledge management in ARC Research Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) . Xuemin got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1992 and his BSc in Applied Math from Fudan University (China) in 1984. During 1984-1988, he studied for PhD in Applied Math at Fudan University.

Xuemin started his teaching in the Computer Science Department at the University of Western Australia in Nov 1994 after a 2 years research fellow appointment at the University of Queensland. He joined the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Nov 1997. In 2005, he was a visiting researcher in Microsoft Asia Research Lab and visited Tokyo University as a JSPS fellow. He has been a concurrent Professor at Huadong Normal University since 2009. His teaching covered a quite range of courses at different leveles. He also supervised many graduate students. Xuemin currently is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems , an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and an associate editor of World Wide Web Journal.

Xuemin Lin's principal research areas are databases and graph visualisation .

  • In databases, his research areas include data mining, data streams, distributed database systems, spatial database systems, and web databases. Currently, he is working on data streams,, approximate query processing, spatial data processing , probabilistic queries, Graph Databases , and web information processing.

  • Graph visualisation is to display a graph according to the aesthetics from applications; for example, one may wish to draw a graph symmetrically if possible. Graph visualisation serves as a tool in many applications. A number of topics have been covered by Xuemin in graph drawing, which include drawing trees, undirected graphs, directed graphs, and hierarchical graphs. Xuemin's main focus has been on understanding inherent difficulties of drawing problems, and then developing effective drawing algorithms.

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Professional Services

    Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS) (January 2008 - Jannuary 2014)
    Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), (February 2013 -)
    Associate Editor of World Wide Web Journal (March 2013 -)
    Selected Conference PC Memberships(full list)
    • SIGMOD:2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • VLDB:1999, 2008, 2010, 2012(March Track), 2013, 2014, 2015
    • ICDE:2005, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013(Track Chair), 2014, 2015
    • KDD: 2012 (Ouststanding Reviewer)
    • EDBT: 2012,2013
    • CIKM: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Area Chair)
    • ICDM: 2005, 2006, 2012(PC Vice Chair), 2013, 2014