[Seminar] Building a User Knowledge Graph Based on Human Behavioral Data
With the rapid development of positioning, sensor and smart device technologies, large quantities of human behavioral data are now readily available. They reflect various aspects of human mobility and activities in the physical world. The availability of this data presents an unprecedented opportunity to gain a more in depth understanding of users and provide them with personalized online experience while respecting their privacy. In this talk, I will describe our vision of building a unified user knowledge graph which supplements existing knowledge graphs with information generated from both public and personal user data, e.g. check-in trajectories, mobile communication histories and environmental sensor readings. I will also present our recent research efforts supporting this objective, including user linking across multiple networks, user mobility understanding and prediction, psychological trait inference and life pattern analysis.
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 140 referred journal and conference papers. 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). 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 and program chair of the 8th Chinese Pervasive Computing Conference (PCC 2012). In Oct. 2009, he founded the SIGSPATIAL China chapter which was the first regional chapter of ACM SIGSPATIAL. He is a member of Joint Steering Committee of the UbiComp and Pervasive Conference Series. He is a senior member of ACM, the IEEE, and China Computer Federation (CCF).