Liyue Fan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liyue Fan is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research is at the intersection of data privacy and spatio-temporal databases (see list of publications here). She was named one of the "Rising Stars in EECS" by MIT in 2015.

Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Dr. Fan was an Assistant Professor in Information Technology Management at University at Albany. She spent two years as a postdoc research associate in the Integrated Media System Center at University of Southern California, under the supervision of Prof. Cyrus Shahabi. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Informatics from Emory University (with Prof. Li Xiong) and a Mathematics from Zhejiang University (a Chu Kochen ACEE alumna).

Dr. Fan serves the professional community as a PC member for KDD, ICDM, CIKM, SIGSPATIAL, Big Data Congress, etc., and as a reviewer for many high impact journals, such as TKDE, TIST, TIFS, TMC, DAPD, and Computer & Security. See CV for complete service record.

Prospective students: see information here.

I am very grateful for the support of:

  • CCI for Innovation Award in 2020
  • UNC Charlotte for Faculty Research Grant in 2020
  • UNC Charlotte for start-up fund in 2019
  • National Science Foundation for an EAGER award in 2019
  • National Science Foundation for a CRII award in 2018
  • University at Albany for a FRAP-A Faculty Research Award in 2017
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    [June 2020] Dr. Fan presented "Geopriv4j: An Open Source Repository for Location Privacy" at GeoRich'20. Presentation

    [Apr 2020] Undergraduate students Amanda Theobald and Rohan Sitapara featured at the Undergraduate Research Conference.

    [Feb 2020] Dr. Fan presented "A Survey of Differentially Private Generative Adversarial Networks" at PPAI'20 workshop.

    [Nov 2019] Dr. Fan presented "Differential Privacy for Image Publication" at CCS/TPDP'19 workshop.

    [June 2019] Dr. Fan received a new NSF award on Privacy in Social and Behavioral Research.

    [June 2019] Dr. Fan presented "Image Obfuscation with Quantifiable Privacy" at CVPR/CV-COPS workshop.

    [May 2019] Our paper "Outlier Detection in Non-stationary Data Streams" was accepted at SSDMB 2019.

    [May 2019] 4 undergraduate research projects were presented at UAlbany's Undergraduate Conference 2019.

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