CSE Wins Best Research Paper Award at 47th International

CSE Wins Best Research Paper Award at 47th International Conference on Very Large Databases

19 Sep 2021

Several QCRI faculty also recognized for outstanding review contributions

CSE Wins Best Research Paper Award at 47th International Conference on Very Large Databases

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) were recognized with several awards for their specialized expertise during the recent 47th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2021). VLDB is a preeminent international forum that facilitates discourse on the latest research and development in database management and related fields.

CSE’s Dr. David Yin Yang, assistant professor in the Division of Information and Communication Technologies, received the Best Research Paper Award for “Scaling Attributed Network Embedding to Massive Graphs” in collaboration with researchers from the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Nanyang Technological University. The paper presents PANE, an effective solution for ANE computation that scales to massive graphs with tens of millions of nodes, while obtaining state-of-the art result utility. The research project received support from Qatar National Research Fund’s National Priorities Research Program.

Dr. Yang said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to present our unique research at such a prestigious international forum, but also for the paper to be recognized with the award. It has given our research tremendous exposure within the scholarly community and we anticipate that in turn, it will allow us to see our solution being translated into practice.”

For their part, QCRI won several Distinguished Reviewer Awards for outstanding contributions by Dr. Mourad Ouzzani, principal scientist, Dr. Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, scientist in the Data Analytics group, and Dr. Nan Tang, senior scientist, as members of the conference review board. 

VLDB 2021 featured 11 contributions from QCRI and CSE, and research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops, covered key issues in data management, database, and information systems research, in recognition that they are the technological cornerstones of emerging applications. Accepted research papers  have been published in the Proceedings of the VLDB.