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Wenfei Fan's current research interests include database theory and systems, in particular big data, data quality, data sharing, distributed query processing, query languages, recommender systems and social media marketing. 


1999PhD in Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania 
1988MS in Computer Science, Peking University
1985BS in Computer Science, Peking University


Wenfei Fan is the Chair of Web Data Management in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS),  a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Member of the Academy of Europe (MAE), an ACM Fellow (FACM), and a Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), and his MSc and BSc from Peking University (China). He is a recipient of Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2018, ERC Advanced Grant in 2015, the Roger Needham Award in 2008 (UK), the Career Award in 2001 (USA), and several Test-of-Time and Best Paper Awards (Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award of ACM PODS 2015 and 2010, Best Paper Awards for SIGMOD 2017, VLDB 2010, ICDE 2007 and Computer Networks 2002).


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