Alumni Hui Xiong promoted to Distinguished Professor

CS&E alumni Hui Xiong (Ph.D. 2005) has been promoted to Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University.

His general area of research is data and knowledge engineering, with a focus on developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for emerging data intensive applications. He has authored more than 200 research articles and coedited or coauthored four books, including the widely used Encyclopedia of GIS. Xiong is also associate editor of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. He has been honored with the 2018 Ram Charan Management Practice Award as the Grand Prix winner from the Harvard Business Review, the 2017 IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award and the ICDM-2011 Best Research Paper Award. For his outstanding contributions to data mining and mobile computing, he was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2014), an IEEE Fellow (2020), and an AAAS Fellow (2020). Xiong is also a prolific advisor to Ph.D. students, and ten of his sixteen Ph.D. graduates have gone on to become tenure-track professors at major research universities.