The 2022 SIGKDD Rising Star Award is presented to Dr. Yuxiao Dong of Tsinghua University, for his contributions to graph representation learning and pre-training.
Yuxiao Dong is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Tsinghua University, where he is a member of the Knowledge Engineering Group (KEG). His research focuses on data mining, graph representation learning, and social & information networks. Together with collaborators, his recent research includes the Heterogeneous Graph Transformer (HGT), graph pre-training (GraphMAE, GCC, GPT-GNN, kgTransformer), and network embedding (NetMF, NetSMF, ProNE, SketchNE) algorithms, some of which were deployed for billion-scale applications in AMiner, Facebook, and Microsoft and nominated for best papers in WWW'22 and WWW'19. He was selected as one of the IJCAI’22 Early Career Spotlights and received the 2017 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention.