Yiqun Xie

PhD candidate (started in 2015)
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Email: xiexx347 at

Advisor: Dr. Shashi Shekhar
  • 2019 - Best Vision Paper Award. 27th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advancements in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL'19), Chicago, IL. Recognized by the Computing Community Consortium's (CCC) Great Innovative Ideas program.
  • 2019 - Best Paper Award. 16th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD'19), Vienna, Austria. link
  • 2017 - Best Poster Award. 2017 UCGIS Symposium (University Consortium for GIS), Washington D.C.
  • 2016 - Early career researchers travel fund, ACM SIG-KDD Workshop on DS-FEW.
  • 2014 - Outstanding Student of the Year, ESRI Development Center at University of Minnesota
  • 2013 - Finalist Award, Annual Figure of College Students in China. link
  • 2013 - Annual Figure of College Students in Jiangsu Province.
  • 2013 - Second Prize, "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Competition.
  • 2012 - First Prize, AMAP China LBS Challenge (application development, top 6 from hundreds of entries).
  • 2012 - Second Prize, National Undergraduate Competition of GIS Application Skills.
  • 2001 - Silver Award, The World Peace Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition, Junior Group (Paris, France).