CMU/SCS team wins ICDM ’10-year highest impact’ paper award.
CMU/SCS team and alumni win the ICDM 2015 10-year highest impact paper award, for the paper Fast Random Walk with Restart and Its Applications by Hanghang Tong, Christos Faloutsos, and Jia-Yu Pan.
ICDM is one of the top data mining conferences. The paper had also won the ‘best research paper’ award that year. It shows how to quickly compute the so-called ‘personalized random walk with restarts’, to estimate node proximity, with applications in image captioning and co-authorship graphs. The paper has accumulated 433 citations on Google Scholar as of today (Oct. 15, 2015). Prof. Hanghang Tong (phd CMU/MLD) is now tenure-track faculty at Arizona State University, and Dr. Jia-Yu Pan (phd CMU/CSD) is now with Google.