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Selected Publications

2015

  • Azade Nazi, Zhuojie Zhou, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Walk, Not Wait: Faster Sampling Over Online Social Networks, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2015.

2014

  • Weimo Liu, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Aggregate Estimation Over Dynamic Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2014.
  • Weimo Liu, Saad Bin Suhaim, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, and Ali Jaoua, HDBTracker: Aggregate Tracking and Monitoring Over Dynamic Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), Demo Paper, 2014.
  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, Vagelis Hristidis, and Gautam Das, Aggregate Estimation Over a Microblog Platform, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2014.
  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Exploration and Mining of Web Repositories, ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Tutorial, 2014. [tutorial slides]

2013

  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Rank Discovery From Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2013 (to be presented on VLDB 2014).
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, Mining a Search Engine's Corpus Without a Query Pool, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013. (Winner of the conference Best Student Paper Award)
  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Breaking the Top-k Barrier of Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2013.
  • Zhuojie Zhou, Nan Zhang, Zhiguo Gong, and Gautam Das, Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2013.
  • Nan Zhang, Chengkai Li, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das, On Skyline Groups, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), accepted.

2012

  • Cheng Sheng, Nan Zhang, Yufei Tao, and Xin Jin, Optimal Algorithms for Crawling a Hidden Database in the Web, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2012.
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Aggregate Suppression for Enterprise Search Engines, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2012.
  • Wei Cheng, Nan Zhang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Min Song, and Dechang Chen, Time-Bounded Essential Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, accepted, 2012.
  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Mining Deep Web Repositories, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Tutorial, 2012. [tutorial slides]
  • Chengkai Li, Nan Zhang, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das, On Skyline Groups, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2012.

2011

  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Exploration of Deep Web Repositories, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), Tutorial, 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Aditya Mone, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Randomized Generalization for Aggregate Suppression Over Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Attribute Domain Discovery for Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2011.
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Mining Enterprise Search Engine's Corpus: Efficient Yet Unbiased Sampling and Aggregate Estimation, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Aditya Mone, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, MOBIES: Mobile-Interface Enhancement Service for Hidden Web Database, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Demo Paper, 2011.
  • H. Howie Huang, Nan Zhang, Wei Wang, Gautam Das, and Alex Szalay, Just-In-Time Analytics on Large File Systems, Proceedings of the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2011. Journal version accepted by IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC).

2010 and before

  • Xin Jin, Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Versatile Publishing for Privacy Preservation, Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), 2010.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Xin Jin, Bradley Jewell, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Unbiased estimation of size and other aggregates over hidden web databases, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2010.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, and Surajit Chaudhuri, Privacy Preservation of Aggregates in Hidden Databases: Why and How?, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2009.
  • Anirban Maiti, Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Revealing data behind web form interfaces, Demo Paper, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2009.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Leveraging COUNT Information in Sampling Hidden Databases, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2009.
  • Nan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Privacy-Preserving Data-Mining Systems, IEEE Computer, Vol. 40, No. 4, Pages 52-58, April 2007.
  • Nan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Distributed Privacy Preserving Information Sharing, Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Pages 889-900, 2005.
  • Nan Zhang, Shengquan Wang, Wei Zhao, A New Scheme on Privacy-Preserving Data Classification, Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), Pages 374-383, 2005.