Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Long Cheng
Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
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Cheng LONG is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received the PhD degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2015 and Bachelor's degree from South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 2010. His research interests are broadly in data management and data mining, with the focus on spatial data and graph data. Specifically, he has been working on (1) machine learning for spatial data management, (2) spatial data mining in the urban and sports domains, and (3) graph data mining including dense subgraph mining and graphlet mining. His research has been recognized with the "Best Research Award" provided by ACM-Hong Kong, the "Fulbright-RGC Research Award" provided by Research Grant Council (Hong Kong), the "PG Paper Contest Award" provided by IEEE-HK, and the "Overseas Research Award" provided by HKUST.
• Spatial data management
• Spatial data mining
• Graph data mining
• Vector data management
  • Google PhD Fellowship
  • Learn to Augment and Represent Spatial Urban Data
  • Leveraging Machine Learning for Bipartite Matching
• Best Paper Award of SIGMOD'20 (Nominee), 2020
• Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, provided by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, 2014
• Prof. Francis Chin Research Award (Best Research Award), provided by ACM (HK), 2013
• Overseas Research Award, provided by HKUST, 2013
• Professor Samuel Chanson Teaching Assistant Award (Best Teaching Assistant Award), provided by HKUST, 2012
• Champion in 6th Postgraduate Paper Contest, provided by IEEE (HK) Computational Intelligence Chapter, 2012
Fellowships & Other Recognition
• IEEE Senior Member
• ACM Member
Courses Taught
• CE/CZ4031 - Database System Principles: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/22, 2020/21, 2019/20
• SD6103 - Data Systems: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
• AI6128 - Urban Computing: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/22, 2020/21
Supervision of PhD Students
Yuexuan XU, 08/2023 - Present
Sixiao ZHANG, 01/2023 - Present
Mingrui LIU, 08/2022 - Present
Xi YUAN, 08/2022 - Present
Hettige Kethmi Hirushini, 01/2022 - Present
Qiuyu ZHU, 08/2021 - Present
Jianyang GAO, 08/2021 - Present
Qianxiong XU, 08/2020 - Present
Liang ZHANG, 08/2020 - Present
Kaijun LIU, 01/2020 - Present (Alibaba-NTU Program)
Kaixin WANG, 08/2019 - Present
Kaiqiang YU, 08/2019 - Present (Thesis submitted)