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ACM CIKM 2018

Dr. Carson K. Leung serves as a Publicity Chair for the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2018) held October 22-26, 2018 in Turin, Italy.


INCoS 2018

Dr. Carson K. Leung serves as a Track Chair for the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2018) held September 05-08, 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. He oversees the Data Mining, Machine Learning and Collective Intelligence track.


BigDAS 2018

Dr. Carson K. Leung serves as a Program Chair for the Sixth International Conference on Big Data Applications and Services (BigDAS 2018) held August 19-22, 2018 in Zhengzhou (郑州), Henan (河南省), China.


IEEE SmartData-2018

Dr. Carson K. Leung serves as a General Chair for the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Smart Data (SmartData-2018) held July 30-August 03, 2018 in Halifax, NS, Canada.


MPAS 2018 Presentation

University of Manitoba
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
2018 Capstone Project Presentations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Theatre B · Basic Medical Sciences Building. · Bannatyne Campus

11:50 AM-12:10 PM - MONICA MAI
Mentor: Dr. Carson Leung
Look who's talking: the use of social media among the emerging PA profession


Merit Award

  1. Dr. Carson Leung won a 2017 Merit Award in the Combination of Teaching, Service and Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creative Activities category.

  2. UM Today News
    2017 Merit Awards announced

    MAY 29, 2018 — The recipients of the 2017 Merit Awards have been announced. Annual applications and nominations are invited for the previous calendar year and awarded by the Joint Committee.

    Faculty are recognized for outstanding teaching, service and research, scholarly work and creative activities in three categories: Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering; and Promoting Indigenous Achievement.

    • The Merit Award is open to all University of Manitoba Faculty Associate (UMFA) members.
    • Under the provisions of Article 25 of the Collective Agreement, applications and nominations are invited for the previous calendar year.
    • Awards are divided into three major categories: Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Indigenous Achievement
    • Awards are available in five specified categories as follows:
      • Teaching (up to 8 awards)
      • Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creatives (up to 8 awards)
      • Service (up to 6 awards)
      • Combination of Teaching; Service; and Research, Scholarly Work, and Other Creative Activities (up to 8 awards)
      • Promoting Indigenous Achievement (up to three awards)
    • Each Merit Award winner will receive $3,000
    • Applications/nominations are only considered for an award in the category specified.
    • Rules: No individual shall receive more than one (1) merit award in any one year, or more than one (1) merit award per category in a three (3) year period

    2017 Merit Award Winners: $3,000 each:

    LIFE SCIENCES, NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

    Combination (of Teaching, Service, Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities)

    Carson Leung, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science


  3. Facebook
    University of Manitoba: Faculty of Science (@umanitobasci) shared a post:

    Database and Data Mining Lab, U Manitoba (@dblabUofM) posted on Jun 01 2018 at 11:07am:
    Prof. Dr. Carson Leung (Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba (@UofMcs) in University of Manitoba: Faculty of Science (@umanitobasci)) is recognized for his outstanding teaching, service and research, scholarly work and creative activities in Natural Sciences and Engineering. http://news.umanitoba.ca/2017-merit-awards-announced/


  4. Twitter
    Both University of Manitoba (@umanitoba) and UManitoba Alumni (@UManAlumni) retweeted:

    DB&DM Lab@UManitoba (@dblabUofM) tweeted at 11:01 AM on 1 Jun 2018:
    @umanitoba 2017 Merit Awards announced http://news.umanitoba.ca/?p=91146
    Winners include Leung from @uofmcs in @umanitobasci


Winnipeg Data Science Meetup

  1. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Launch Coworking Space, 1460 Chevrier Blvd Suite #200, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 1Y6

    May Data Science Meetup
    Hosted by Stuart Williams, Angela Toews, and Wing Kwong

    Featured speaker for our May 2018 Meet-Up is Dr. Carson Leung, Computer Scientist, Professor of Computer Science at The University of Manitoba. Prof. Leung conducts research in advance databases and data mining, and is well-known for teaching the highly in-demand database and data mining courses at the U of M. Carson Leung has been doing "Data Science" well before this term became popular.

    The title of the presentation is: 'Big Data and Data Science: From Academia to Industry'

    Data Science and Big Data are hot topics in both academia and industry. Professor Carson Leung explains how these areas are inter-related; and reviews the current state of Big Data, data mining and knowledge discovery, as well as data and visual analytics. Showcasing various U of M projects performed in collaboration with industry, Dr. Leung discusses what problems can be solved by these technologies, and the potential difficulties in adopting/adapting these technologies for real-world industry applications. While targeted to anyone interested in Data Science, this presentation will be specially tailored for industry practitioners who are interested in incorporating these technologies into their products and workflow.

    Speaker bio: Dr. Carson Kai-Sang Leung is a Computer Scientist and Full Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Manitoba; and the Founder & Director of the U of M Database & Data Mining Lab. Dr. Leung is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and senior member in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); and serves as a General Chair for the IEEE Fourth International Conference on Smart Data (IEEE SmartData 2018) to be held in Halifax this August. Research Interests include:

    • Data mining and analysis (including data analytics, data science & business intelligence solutions);
    • Big Data, databases (including image databases), data management, and data warehousing;
    • Data visualization and visual analytics;
    • Health informatics and electronic health;
    • Web technology and services;
    • Social computing & social network analysis.

    Corporate sponsors of this event:

    • HORIZON three - https://horizonthree.io
    • ArcLabs - https://arclabsonline.com
    • Launch Coworking Space - https://launch1460.ca

  2. 47 members went

  3. Wing Kwong (Event organizer) commented on May 22 2018:
    Informative presentation; excellent networking on the May event.


USRA 2018

Several lab members won undergraduate student research awards:
  • Joshua David Hamilton, Huizi Hao (a third-year B.C.Sc.(Hons.) co-op student), Sehaj Pal Singh, and Yibin Zhang each won a Faculty of Science Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA).
  • The following two students each won an UofM Vice-President (Research and International) Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to conduct a full-time 16-week research project in the area of data mining under the academic supervision of Dr. Carson K. Leung:
    • Third-year undergraduate student Sehaj Pal Singh, who is enrolled in the B.Sc.(Hons.) in CS-Math co-op program, conducted a research project on "Design of a mathematical solution for big data mining and analytics"; and
    • Second-year undergraduate student Joshua David Hamilton, who is enrolled in the B.Sc.(Hons.) in CS-Stat program, conducted a research project on "Design of a statistical solution for big data mining and analytics".
  • Fourth-year undergraduate student Yibin Zhang, who is enrolled in the B.Sc.(Maj.) program with major in CS, won an UMSU Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to conduct a full-time 16-week research project on "Design of a data science solution for big data mining and analytics" in the area of data mining under the academic supervision of Dr. Carson K. Leung. Among ~29,000 undergraduate students across the campus, he was one of 70 UMSU URA winners.
  • Third-year undergraduate student Yeyoung Won, who is enrolled in the B.Sc.(Hons.) in CS-Math degree co-op program, won an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) to conduct a full-time 16-week research project on "A data science solution for mining big data" in the area of data mining under the academic supervision of Dr. Carson K. Leung.
  • Fourth-year undergraduate student Shubhangi Bharti, from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) - Dhanbad, won a MITACS Globalink Internship award to conduct a full-time 12-week research project on "Mining useful information from social networks" in the area of data mining (social network mining) under the academic supervision of Dr. Carson K. Leung.


ICTAM Info Session

  1. Info Session: Big Data Science and Deep Learning: From Academia To Industry - March 23rd, 2018

    Presented by University of Manitoba

    Big data science and deep learning are two hot topics in both academia and industry. This free info session will present an introduction of the current state of big data science, computer vision, data mining and analytics, and deep learning: what problems can be solved by these technologies, and what are the possible difficulties of adopting these technologies in industry applications.

    While targeted to anyone interested in data science and deep learning, this info session will be especially for industry practitioners who are interested in adopting these advanced technologies into their products and workflow.

    Location: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
    When: Friday, March 23rd, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
    Registration: There is no cost but please register to attend.
    More Information: A light lunch will be available. info@ictam.ca or 204 944 0533
    Presented by: Dr. Carson Leung and Dr. Yang Wang, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

    About the Speakers:

    Dr. Yang Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba: Yang Wang is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba. He received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, MSc from University of Alberta, and BEng from Harbin Institute of Technology. Before joining UManitoba, he worked as an NSERC postdoc fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests lie in computer vision and machine learning.

    Dr. Carson Leung, Professor, Computer Science, University of Manitoba: Carson Leung is currently a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. He obtained his BSc(Hons), MSc and PhD from the University of British Columbia. He has published more than 180 papers on the topics of data science, databases, data mining, big data computing, social network analysis, and visual analytics. Over the past few years, he has taken different roles in the Organizing Committees of several international conferences. For example, he has served as a General Chair of IEEE CBDCom (Cloud and Big Data Computing) 2016 and IEEE SmartData 2018 conferences, and as a Program Chair of IEEE BigDataSE (Big Data Science and Engineering) 2016 and BigDAS (Big Data Applications and Services) 2017 conferences. He is a Senior Member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


  2. Twitter
    ICTAM (@ICTAM) tweeted at 1:31 PM on 23 Mar 2018:
    Thank you to @umanitobasci for the Friday afternoon data science, data mining and deep learning info session. We learned a ton! #MBtech


UofM FoS+LSAM Research-Industry Mixer

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Dr. Carson Leung joined some of his fellow Manitoba's world-class researchers and industry executives for a friendly and glimpse into emerging research and innovations at Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano. This FoS event is in partnership with Bioscience Association Manitoba (formerly, Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM)). Leung is a member of the Plant Resiliency Interdisciplinary Working Group.

PLANT BIOLOGY & CHOP SCIENCE

The Plant Biology Interdisciplinary Working Group is conducting research applicable to optimizing plant growth, stress tolerance, nutrient use efficiency, resistance to disease, food shortages, and climate change, including:

  • multi-omics tools, especially those that encompass big data, population, landscape, functional genomics, environmental data, and quantitative experiments to guide data-driven strategies in natural and managed plant and microbial populations.

CARSON LEUNG
Professor,
Computer Science

Research areas:

  • Data Science
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Visual Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Business Intelligence


UofM VP(RI) & UMSU URA

Researcher's Lists - Computer Science

Dr. Carson Leung
Professor, UofM Computer Science
Email: Carson.Leung@cs.umanitoba.ca

Research within the Database and Data Mining Laboratory in Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba focuses on databases and data mining, which includes efficient and effective management of, knowledge discovery from, as well as analysis of, large amounts of data (such as transactional, uncertain, social media, Web, graphs, data streams, rich data, and/or Big Data). Current and past research programs led by Prof. Dr. Leung--who have supervised many winners of this UofM Undergraduate Research Award (URA), as well as Science & NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) over the past few years--have been focused on Big data science, data mining, data analytics, visual analytics, data warehousing and OLAP (on-line analytical processing), and applications of database and data mining technologies to areas such as bioinformatics, health informatics and social network analysis. Both undergraduate and graduate student members of our lab have been actively designed efficient and effective algorithms for finding frequently occurring patterns (say, merchandise items frequently purchased together by customers) or detecting exceptional or abnormal items (say, detect malfunction devices). The resulting algorithms have been applied to various real-life applications.


BDCC

Dr. Carson K. Leung serves as an Editorial Board Member for the journal titled Big Data and Cognitive Computing (BDCC).


IGI Global

Carson K.-S. Leung
Carson K. Leung received his B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees all from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a Professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has contributed more than 160 refereed publications on the topics of big data analytics, databases, data mining, information science and technology, social network analysis, as well as visual analytics---including papers in ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Social Network Analysis and Mining, World Wide Web Journal (WWW), IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), the SCA 2012 Best Paper on social computing and its applications, the IEEE/ACM ASONAM-FAB 2016 Best Paper on foundations and applications of big data analytics, as well as five book chapters and encyclopedia entries for IGI Global. In recent years, he has served as a General Chair for IEEE CBDCom 2016, a Program Chair for IEEE BigDataSE 2016 & IEEE HPCC 2016, the Finance Chair for IEEE DSAA 2016, as well as a Web Chair for IEEE BigComp 2017.


Pazdor's Teaching

Adam G. Pazdor, a graduate student in our lab, teaches:
  • COMP 4380 A02 (Database Implementation) in Winter 2018 on every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30pm-3:45pm from January 04 to April 05, 2018.
  • COMP 2130 A01 (Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science) in Summer 2018 on every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm-8:30pm from May 07 to August 08, 2018.
By the end of Summer 2018, Pazdor has taught a total of eight sections of four distinct courses at all four undergraduate year-levels (COMP 1012 four times, COMP 2130 once, COMP 3380 twice, and COMP 4380 once).