David Yin Yang | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Yin Yang

David Yin Yang (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Science and Engineering
Information & Computing Technology


Dr. Yin "David" Yang is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Information and Communication Technologies, College of Science and Engineering, HBKU. He also holds adjunct positions at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Singapore's Advanced Digital Sciences Center. His main research interests include big data analytics, cloud computing, database security and privacy. He has published extensively in top venues on differentially private data publication and analysis, and on query authentication in outsourced databases. In addition, he has designed efficient query processing methods in various contexts, including data streams, relational keyword search, spatial databases, web portals, and wireless sensor networks. He is now working actively on cloud-based big data analytics, with a focus on real-time stream processing.

Research Interests

  • Big data analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Data security and privacy


Assistant Professor

College of Science and Engineering, HBKU

From 2014 to present
  • Research Scientist

    Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore

    From 2011 to 2014


PhD in Computer Science

HKUST, Hong Kong


Selected Publications

  • Ding, J., Zhang, Z., Ma, R., Yang, Y. Auction-based cloud service differentiation with service level objectives

    To appear in Elsevier Computer Networks.

  • Cai, R., Hao, Z., Winslett, M., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhou. S. Deterministic Identification of Specific Individuals from GWAS Results

    Bioinformatics, 31(11): 1701-1707, 2015. Supplementary online materials.

  • Yuan, G., Zhang, Z., Winslett, M., Xiao, X., Yang, Y., Hao, Z. Optimizing Batch Linear Queries under Exact and Approximate Differential Privacy

    ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), 40(2), Article 11, 2015.

  • Wang, L., Zhou, M., Zhang, Z., Yang, Y., Zhou, A. Elastic Pipelining in an In-Memory Database Cluster

    To appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), San Francisco, California, USA. June 26-July 1, 2016.

  • Fu, T., Ding, J., Ma, R., Winslett, M., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z., Pei, Y., Ni, B. LiveTraj: Real-Time Trajectory Tracking over Live Video Streams.

    To appear in the Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Conference (MM), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, October 26-30, 2015 (video program).

  • Fu, T., Ding, J., Ma, R., Winslett, M., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z. DRS: Dynamic Resource Scheduling for Real-Time Analytics over Fast Streams.

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 29-July 2, 2015. Acceptance rate: 1/7 (full paper with oral presentation).