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Victor (Shengli) Sheng

  1. 1. VICTOR (SHENGLI) SHENG 11-538 PLATT’S LANE LONDON, ONTARIO N6G 3A8 PHONE: (519) 432-2516 EMAIL: SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~ssheng RESEARCH INTERESTS_______________________________________________________ Data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their applications in business, software engineering, bio-informatics, medical informatics and decision-making. EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________ Ph.D., Computer Science The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Expected May 2007 • Thesis Title: Cost-sensitive learning – new algorithms and applications M.Sc., Computer Science The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick December 2003 • Thesis Title: Learning weighted Naïve Bayes for accurate ranking M.Sc.E., Computer Engineering Suzhou University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China July 1999 • Thesis Title: New algorithms of cryptology and security for computer network B.Sc.E., Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science Chongqing University, Chongqing, China July 1993 • Thesis Title: The innovation of the continuously forging and rolling machinery and techniques RESEARCH EXPERIENCE______________________________________________________ Research Assistant, the Department of Computer Science The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 2004 – present • NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Scholarship, 2005 – 2008 • Conducting research in data mining, including cost-sensitive learning, sampling methods, meta-learning approaches, strategies (policies) in diagnostic systems, and active learning. • Developing projects, namely software defect escalation predictions and medical diagnostic policies. Research Assistant, the Faculty of Computer Science The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick 2002 – 2003 • Conducted research on improving the performance (accuracy and ranking) of machine learning algorithms, such as naïve Bayes, decision trees, and neural networks. Research Scholar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 1999 – 2001 • Developed a text document mining system, including management, system analysis and Page 1 of 6
  2. 2. design, and implementation. • Developed a multiple agent collaboration system for E-commerce, including system design and implementation. Page 2 of 6
  3. 3. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA Research Assistant, Suzhou University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 1996 – 1999 • Conducted research on the security and defense of computer networks, including a security authentication system and cryptology. TEACHING EXPERIENCE______________________________________________________ Instructor Experience • Occasional Instructor, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 2005 - present − Taught several lectures of a graduate course (Machine Learning, about 20 students), which was instructed by Dr. Charles Ling. − Taught several lectures of an undergraduate course (Data Mining and Its Applications, about 25 students), which was instructed by Dr. Charles Ling. • Occasional Instructor The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick 2002 - 2003 − Taught project sessions and led all lab sessions of an undergraduate course (Database Management Systems, about 80 students), including project design, required techniques, and project reports, which was instructed by Dr. Huajie Zhang. • Instructor Suzhou University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China Sept. 1998 – Jan. 1999 − Taught the course (Artificial Intelligence, about 60 students) with high evaluation (level A). Teaching Assistant, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 2004 - present • Taught in class, led discussions; held office hours; tutored students; proctored exams; marked assignments, projects, and exams. − CS 412/555 – Data Mining and Its Applications – Fall 2006 (about 25 students) − CS 307 – Object-oriented Design and Analysis – Winter 2006 (about 40 students) − Math 030 – Calculus and Linear Algebra - Fall 2005 (about 250 students) − Math 031 – Finite Mathematics and Linear Algebra - Fall 2005 (about 250 students) − CS 032 - Information Systems and Design - Winter 2005 (about 300 students) − CS 210 – Data Structures and Algorithms - Fall 2004 (about 80 students) − SE 454 – Software Law and Social Responsibility - Winter 2004 (about 60 students) Teaching Assistant The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick 2002 - 2003 • Taught in class; led lab sections; held office hours; guided projects; marked assignments, projects, and exams. − CS4613 – Programming Languages - Fall 2003 (about 100 students) − CS3513 – Database Management Systems I - Fall 2002 (about 80 students) and Winter 2003 (about 80 students) Private Tutor, Chongqing, China 1990 - 1993 • Tutored 4 middle-high school students in Math. Private Tutor, Anqing, Anhui, China 1990 - 1993 • Tutored 4 middle-high school students in Math, Physics, Chemistry, and English. Page 3 of 6
  4. 4. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA CERTIFICATIONS_____________________________________________________________ Teacher Training Programs The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 2004 - present • Certificate of TATP (Teaching Assistant Training Program), May 2004 • Certificate of Communication in the Canadian Classroom, July 2005 • Certificate of the Theory and Practice of University Teaching (GS500), December 2005 • Certificate of Advanced Communication in the Canadian Classroom, April 2006 • Attended the series of workshops, “Future Professor: Path to Teaching Excellence”, November 2005 – March 2006 • Taking the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program, September 2005 - present HONOURS AND AWARDS______________________________________________________ • Best Poster Award, The UW and IEEE Kitchener-Waterloo Section Joint Workshop on Knowledge and Data Mining (2006), University of Waterloo, ON, Canada • Student Travel Awards from International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML06), 2006 • Student Travel Award from American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI06), 2006 • NSERC Post-graduate Scholarship, 2005 - 2008 • Western Graduate Research Scholarship from the University of Western Ontario, 2005 - 2008 • The CS Publications Incentive Awards from the department of computer science of the University of Western Ontario in 2004-2005, 2005-2006 respectively • Special University Scholarship from the University of Western Ontario, 2004 • Graduate Scholarship from the University of New Brunswick, 2002 - 2003 • Hongshanshu Outstanding Scholarship from Hongshanshu Corporation for academic achievement at Suzhou University, 1998 • Chongqing University Certificates of Excellence for outstanding academic achievement 1989-1990, 1991-1992 • Seven first prizes from Chongqing University for outstanding academic achievement, 1989 – 1993 • The third prize of the mathematics contest at Chongqing University (more than 3000 students), 1990 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES____________________________________ • Program Committee Member − The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD07) • Referee for journals − Journal of Machine Learning − IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering Page 4 of 6
  5. 5. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA • Referee for conferences − International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI05, IJCAI07) − International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM04, ICDM05, ICDM06) − European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD05) − The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD05, PAKDD06, PAKDD07) • Referee for workshops − Utility-Based Data Mining (UBDM05) • Memberships − American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) − IEEE Society INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________ Application Developer, Suzhou University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 1996 – 1999 • Developed an automatic examination & grading system, including system design and implementation. • Developed a POS system for supermarkets, including constructing LANs for supermarkets. Application Developer, Diamond Corporation, Maanshan, Anhui, China 1997 – 1999 • Developed a human resource information system (1998 - 1999), including system design, database administrator, and programming. • Developed a product information management system (1997 - 1998), including system design and implementation. Maintenance and Innovation Engineer Maanshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. Maanshan, Anhui, China 1993 – 1996 • Conducted studies on the properties and characteristics of materials. • Developed specify processes for forming and thermal treatment of metals. • Supervised and inspected the installation, modification, and commissioning of mechanical systems on site. • Developed maintenance standards, schedules, and programs for industrial maintenance crews. • Supervised two technicians and sixteen operators. • Took part in the audits of the technique specifications from international companies, such as ITAM and GE from U.S.A., ABB from Sweden, DANILIE and POMINI from Italy, for a rod producing line imported. PUBLICATIONS_______________________________________________________________ Articles in Peer-refereed Journals: [1] Ling, C.X., Sheng, V.S., and Yang, Q. (2006) Test Strategies for Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees. IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering, August 2006 (Vol. 18, No. 8), 1055-1067. [2] Zhang, S., Qin, Z., Ling, C.X., Sheng, S. (2005) “Missing is Useful”: Missing Values in Cost-sensitive Decision Trees. IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Page 5 of 6
  6. 6. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA Engineering, December 2005 (Vol. 17, No. 12), 1689-1693. Page 6 of 6
  7. 7. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA Articles Submitted to Peer-refereed Journals: [3] Sheng, V.S., Ling, C.X. Study Active Learning in Cost-sensitive Framework. Submitted to the special issue of the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal on Utility-Based Data Mining. Articles in Peer-refereed Conference Proceedings: [4] Sheng, V.S. and Ling, C.X. (2006) Feature Value Acquisition in Testing: A Sequential Batch Test Algorithm, In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML06), 809-816. (A top Machine Learning Conference) [5] Ling, C.X., Sheng, V.S., Bruckhaus T., and Madhavji, N.H. (2006) Maximum Profit Mining and Its Application in Software Development. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD06), 929-934. (A top Data Mining Conference) [6] Sheng, V.S. and Ling, C.X. (2006) Thresholding for Making Classifiers Cost-sensitive. In Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI06), 476-481. (A top AI Conference) [7] Sheng, V.S., Ling, C.X., Ni, A., and Zhang, S. (2006) Cost-sensitive Test Strategies. In Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI06), 482-487. [8] Sheng, S., Ling, C.X., and Yang, Q. (2005) Simple Test Strategies for Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference of Machine Learning (ECML05), 365-376. (Regular paper, Acceptance rate: 1/9.3). [9] Sheng, S. and Ling, C.X. (2005) Hybrid Cost-sensitive Decision Trees. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference of the Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD05), 274-284. (Regular paper, Acceptance rate: 1/7). [10]Ling, C.X., Sheng, S., Bruckhaus, T., and Madhavji, N.H. (2005) Predicting Software Escalations with Maximum ROI. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM05), IEEE Computer Society Press. (Acceptance rate: 1/7). [11]Zhang, H. and Sheng, S. (2004) Learning weighted naive Bayes with accurate ranking. In Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM04), IEEE Computer Society Press. [12]Sheng, S., Hin, H.K.P., and Zhou, Z. (2001) Travel information agent system. E- BUSINESS REVIEW. The International Academy Of E-Business. [13]Sheng, S., Hin, H.K.P., and Yeo, H.N. (2001) XML and e-commerce: A travel industry case study. In Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Applied Informatics (AI’2001), February 19-22, Innsbruck, Austria. [14]Sheng, S., Hin, H.K.P., and Yeo, H.N. (2000) Information infrastructure for web-based data mining systems. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA'2000), 256-261, November 20-23, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. [15]Sheng, S., Hin, H.K.P., and Yeo, H.N. (2000) Multi-Miner: A system prototype for web mining agent. In Proceedings of International ICSC Congress on Intelligent Systems & Applications (MAMA'2000: Multi-Agents and Mobile Agents in Virtual Organizations and E-Commerce), December 11-13, Wollongong, Australia. Page 7 of 6
  8. 8. VICTOR SHENG, SSHENG@CSD.UWO.CA [16]Yeo, H.N., Hin, H.K.P., and Sheng, S. (2000) Multi-agents collaboration model for e- travel business. In Proceedings of International ICSC Congress on Intelligent Systems & Applications (MAMA'2000: Multi-Agents and Mobile Agents in Virtual Organizations and E-Commerce), December 11-13, Wollongong, Australia. [17]Sheng, S. and Hin, H.K.P. (2000) Information infrastructure - XDoc for multi-miner system. International Symposium on Data Mining and Statistics, November 19-21, University of Augsburg, Germany. Articles in Peer-refereed Workshop Proceedings: [18]Ling, C.X., Sheng, V.S., Bruckhaus T., and Madhavji, N.H. (2006) Maximum Profit Mining and Its Application in Software Development. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Utility-Based Data Mining, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. [19]Sheng, S. and Osborn, S. (2004) A classifier-based approach to user-role assignment for web applications. In Proceedings of Workshop on Security Data Management (SDM04), joint with VLDB 2004, LNCS 3178, 163-171, Toronto, Canada. [20]Bruckhaus T., Ling, C.X., Madhavji, N.H., and Sheng, S. (2004) Software escalation prediction with data mining. Workshop on Predictive Software Models (PSM04), Chicago, IL, USA. [21]Sheng, S. and Hin, H.K.P. (2000) Travel information agent system. In Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Networked Appliances, November 30-December 1, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Presentations: [22]Sheng, S. and Ling, C.X. (2006) Test strategies for cost-sensitive learning. The University of Western Ontario Research in Computer Science Conference 2006, March 23, London, ON, Canada. [23]Sheng, S. (2006) Cost-sensitive learning for software escalation predictions. The UW and IEEE Kitchener-Waterloo Section Joint Workshop on Knowledge and Data Mining, 30-31 October, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. (Best Poster Award) Page 8 of 6

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