Distinguished Professor Philippe Fournier-Viger, Shenzhen University, China (Youth 1000 National Talent in China)
Philippe Fournier-Viger (Ph.D) is a Canadian researcher, distinguished professor at Shenzhen University (China). Five years after completing his Ph.D., he came to China in 2015 and became full professor after receiving a national talent title from the National Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 375 research papers related to data mining algorithms for complex data (sequences, graphs), intelligent systems and applications, which have received more than 12,000 citations (cf. Google Scholar). He is the founder of the popular SPMF data mining library, offering more than 250 algorithms to find patterns in data, cited in more than 1,000 research papers. He is former associate edito-in-chief of the Applied Intelligence journal and has been keynote speaker for over 25 international conferences and co-edited four books for Springer. He is a co-founder of the UDML, PMDB and MLiSE series of workshops held at the ICDM, PKDD, DASFAA, and KDD conferences.