CHIEF ARCHITECT, HUAWEI
HYinglong Xia is currently a Chief Architect in the Huawei Research America, leading a global team of scientists and engineers to build Big Data Analytics Platforms. Before that, he was a Technical Lead of Graph Database and Reasoning Frameworks and Research Staff Member in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Prior to this, he was a Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Research also in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center working on distributed graph algorithms sponsored by NSF/CRA. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2010, advised by Prof. Viktor Prasanna (P-group), M.S. in Machine Learning (Pattern Recognition) from Tsinghua Univeristy in 2006 (Big-eyelab), and B.S. from University of Electronic Sciences and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2003.
He has multi-disciplinary background in Big Data, HPC, NoSQL Data Management, and Business Analytics. He designed and developed the Native Graph Database and Runtime in IBM from scratch, with much higher performance compared to contemporary open source alternatives and rich functionalities. He also contributed a highly efficient Probabilistic inference engine for a collection of Bayesian networks by incorporating domain knowledges and time-series influence.