Weiren Yu is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Computing Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University, and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Before coming to Aston, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Adaptive Embedded Systems Engineering (AESE) Laboratory of the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, with the focus on an Imperial-NEC collaborative project “Big Data Technologies for Smart Water Systems”. In 2014, he obtained his PhD from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. From 2010 to 2014, he was also a research assistant in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and National ICT Australia (NICTA).
Weiren’s principle research interests centre on the general areas of big data science, web information retrieval, database systems, data mining, sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). He was a recipient of three Best Research Paper Awards in 2016, 2011 and 2010, two CiSRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia) Best Research Paper Awards in 2013 and 2014, one One of the Best Papers of IEEE ICDE 2013, and one Best Student Paper Award in 2011. He serves as an active reviewer for many prestigious journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.