Prof. Candan’s primary research interests are in the area of efficient and scalable management and analysis of heterogeneous (such as sensed and streaming media, web and social media, scientific, and enterprise) data and data clouds. He is a founding member of ASU’s Information Assurance Center and a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), one of whose missions is to connect researchers with businesses and industry. He has served as a Visiting Scientist at NEC for ~10 years and had collaborations with IBM, HP, JCI, Early Warning, Telecom Italia, and RAI Labs among others. He has 10 patents. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD).
Prof. Li's research research focuses on image and video processing, computer vision, statistical inference and multimedia content indexing and analysis, with applications to visual computing for people with visual impairment, medical image analysis, and vision based robotics. Prior to joining ASU he was a Senior Researcher with SHARP Laboratories of America.
Prof. Sapino's current research interests are in the areas of heterogeneous (including multimedia) data management, with strong emphasis on tackling the so called "Big Data challenges", including aspects related to the development of efficient techniques for tensor based big data analysis, and on various aspects related to indexing, classification, and querying of a large spectrum of data types. She is currently active in multiple interdisciplinary and industrial projects (including with RAI, Compagnia di San Paolo, and JCI) in building energy data management, epidemic data management, smart cities, and sustainable environments.
Prof. Tong's research interest is in large scale data mining for graphs and multimedia, with applications to social networks analysis, healthcare, cyber-security and e-commerce. He has published over 80 referred articles and more than 20 patents. He is the associated editor of ACM SIGKDD Explorations and has served as a program committee member in top data mining, databases and artificial intelligence venues. Before joining ASU, he was a research staff menber at IBM T.J Watson Research Center.