Brief Bio

I’m a Senior researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. I received my Ph.D. degree (with highest honors) in Computer Science from Institut Mines-Télécom/Télécom SudParis and Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, in Jan. 2015, and my thesis won the Télécom SudParis Doctorate Award - “Prix Doctorant Samovar/Télécom SudParis”. During my Ph.D. study, I was a member of ALPS group led by Prof. Daqing Zhang. Prior to that, I completed my Master of Engineering degree (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) in Converged Network and Services at Télécom SudParis in 2011. During my master study, I did a six-month internship in the innovation of IPTV services at R&D France Telecom in Paris. I got my bachelor degree in Measuring & Control Technology and Instrumentations from Xidian University in 2009. I am currently working as Associate Professor at the University of Macau.

Research Interests

Social Media Big Data Analytics; Computational Social Science; Ubiquitous Computing; Social Computing; Location Based Services; Recommendation Systems; Personalized Search.


List of publications: My personal homepage, Google scholar.


I have published several Foursquare datasets here.