Current Research Interests

  • Stream Database Systems

  • Spatial Information Systems

  • Massive Data Analysis and Data Mining

  • Probabilistic Queries

  • Graph Database

  • Web Information Systems

  • Data Visualization
( Students who are interested in doing PhD in the above areas are welcome to talk to me. )

Research Grants/Award

  • 2020 - 2022 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP200101338): Structure Search Over Large Scale Heterogeneous Information Networks, $540,000, Xuemin Lin.

  • 2018 - 2020 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP180103096): Efficient Processing of Large Scale Multi-dimensional Graphs, $407,974, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang & Ying Zhang.

  • 2018 UNSW-Huawei Project, Cohesive Subgraph Mining for Anomaly Analysis, $322,966, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Lu Qin, Lijun Chang.

  • 2017/2018 Alibaba Research Project, Developing Large Scale Distributed Graph Processing Platform, RMB1.15M, Xuemin Lin, Lu Qin, Lijun Chang, Ying Zhang.

  • 2017 - 2019 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP170101628): Towards Efficient Processing of Big Graphs, $528,000 (Xuemin Lin)

  • 2015 - 2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP150102728): Efficiently Processing Pattern-based Structure Queries over Large Graphs , $397,500 (Xuemin Lin & Wenjie Zhang)

  • 2014 - 2016 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP140103578): Probablistic Search Over Large-Scale Uncertain Graphs , $413, 000 (Xuemin Lin).

  • 2012-2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP120104168): Ranking Complex Objects in a Multi-dimensional Space , $350, 000 (Xuemin Lin and Wenjie Zhang).

  • 2011-2013 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP110102937): Efficient Structure Search over Large Graphs , $210,000 (Xuemin Lin).

  • 2009 UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme Grant, Equiping the Database Research Group with State of the Art Computing Facilities , $123,000, (Xuemin Lin and Wei Wang)

  • 2009-2011,Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0987557): Analyzing Uncertain Data: Probabilistic Approaches, $342,000,(Xuemin Lin and Xiaofang Zhou).
    Research Goals

  • Google Research Award, Taming Uncertainity of Distributed Data , US$50,000 (Xuemin Lin and Sanjay Jha).

  • 2008-2010, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0881035): Effectively Computing and Maintaining Graph based Statistics in Large Scale Applications , $250,000 (Xuemin Lin)
    Research Goals

  • 2007, UNSW Goldstar Awards: GraphSUM: Summarizing Graph-based Statistics in Large Scale Applications, $40,000 (Xuemin Lin).

  • 2006-2008, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0666428): Computing Order Statistics over Data Streams, $315,000 (Xuemin Lin, Xiaofang Zhou and Jeffrey X Yu ).
    Research Goals

  • 2006, Faculty Research Grant Program (FRGP, PS08709), Summarizing Massive Graphs over Data Streams , $15,000 (Xuemin Lin).

  • 2004-2009, ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure , $3.2 million, funded by the Australian Research Council. (Program Leader of Data and Knowledge, Steering Committee Member)

  • 2003-2005, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0346004): ARC): Efficient Processing of Complex Spatial Queries, $175,000 (Xuemin Lin and John Shepherd).
    Research Goals

  • 2003-2005, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0345710): Multi-resolution Spatial Query Processing, $178,240 ( Xiaofang Zhou , Xuemin Lin, and Yanchun Zhang ).
    Research Goals

  • 2002 UNSW RIBG: Very Large Database Server, $100,000 (Xuemin Lin, Boualem Benatallah, John Shepherd, and Raymond Wong).

  • 2002 CMCRC Seed Grant: A Performance Study of Advanced Synopses Techniques for On-line Approximation Analysis of Financial Data, $10,000. (Xuemin Lin)

  • 2001-2003 UNSW Gold-Star: Similarity Search in Spatial Database on Implicit Feature Spaces, $60,000. (Xuemin Lin)

  • 2000-2002 ARC - APAI (C00002285): Incremental Data Mining Techniques for Dynamic Databases , $63,000 (John Shepherd and Xuemin Lin).

  • 1999 Small ARC: Efficient Mining of Proximity, Similarity, and Visibility Replationships in Very Large Spatial Databases, $20,000. (Xuemin Lin)

  • 1998 CSE Start-up Grant: Replicated Data Management, $10,000. (Xuemin Lin)

  • 1997 Small ARC: Distributed Data Mining , $20,000 (Xuemin Lin and Chi-Ping Tsang from UWA).

  • 1995 UWA IRG: Transaction Management in Distributed Database Systems, $18,000. (Xuemin Lin)