Hong Yan


Although a multidimensional data array can be very large, it may contain coherence patterns much smaller in size. For example, we may need to detect a subset of genes that co-express under a subset of conditions. In this presentation, we discuss our recently developed co-clustering algorithms for the extraction and analysis of coherent patterns in big datasets. In our method, a co-cluster, corresponding to a coherent pattern, is represented as a low-rank tensor and it can be detected from the intersection of hyperplanes in a high dimensional data space. Our method has been used successfully for DNA and protein data analysis, disease diagnosis, drug therapeutic effect assessment, and feature selection in human facial expression classification. Our method can also be useful for many other real-world data mining, image processing and pattern recognition applications.

Our speaker

Hong Yan received his PhD degree from Yale University. He was Professor of Imaging Science at the University of Sydney and is currently Wong Chun Hong Professor of Data Engineering and Chair Professor of Computer Engineering at City University of Hong Kong, and the Director of Centre for Intelligent Multidimensional Data Analysis Limited. His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition and bioinformatics, and he has over 600 journal and conference publications in these areas. Professor Yan is an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and a member of the European Academy of Science and Arts. He received the 2016 Norbert Wiener Award from the IEEE SMC Society for contributions to image and biomolecular pattern recognition techniques.