(cr. my high school friend Chi Zhang)

Jian Kang

Email: jiank2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

I am a final-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a member of IDEA Lab led by Dr. Hanghang Tong. My research interests mainly lie in large-scale data mining and machine learning on graphs, with a special focus on understanding their transparency and fairness aspects.

Before joining UIUC, I obtained my BEng degree in Communications Engineering at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and MCS degree in Computer Science at University of Virginia. Then I spent two years at Arizona State University as a PhD student in School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.



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