Philip S. Yu is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also holds the Wexler Chair in Information Technology. Dr. Yu spent most of his career at IBM, where he was manager of the Software Tools and Techniques group at the Watson Research Center. His research interest is on big data, including data mining, data stream, database and privacy. He has published more than 720 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He holds or has applied for more than 250 US patents.
Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data. He is on the steering committee of the IEEE Conference on Data Mining and ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management and was a member of the IEEE Data Engineering steering committee. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2001–2004). He received a Research Contributions Award from IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Mining (2003). He had received several IBM honors including 2 IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2 Research Division Awards and the 94th plateau of Invention Achievement Awards. He was an IBM Master Inventor. Dr. Yu received the B.S. Degree in E.E. from National Taiwan University, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in E.E. from Stanford University, and the M.B.A. degree from New York University.