I am currently a Computer Science Ph.D. student in Big Data and Social Computing (BDSC) Lab of the University of Illinois at Chicago. My supervisor is Prof. Philip S. Yu. Before joining UIC, I received my B.E. from BUPT and QMUL. My research interests are graph mining, spam detection and social network analysis.

[Curriculum Vitae] [Google Scholar] [LinkedIn] [ResearchGate] [Github]


  • A Novel Centrality Cascading Based Edge Parameter Evaluation Method for Robust Influence Maximization.
    Xiaolong Deng, Yingtong Dou, Tiejun Lv, Nguyen QVH.
    IEEE Access. 2017.
  • CPS Model Based Online Opinion Governance Modeling and Evaluation of Emergency Accidents.
    Xiaolong Deng, Yingtong Dou, Yihua Huang.
    [Paper][Slides][Extended Journal Version][BibTeX]

Technical Reports

  • A Review of Recent Advance in Online Spam Detection.
    Yingtong Dou.
    March 2019.

Working Projects

  • Suspicious Behavior Modeling in Mobile App Markets

projects1 Introduction Mobile App Markets like App Store and Google Play involves many fraudsters like spammers, botnets and crowd workers. We investigate the underground market of trading app downloads and reviews, and aim to design classifers with multi-view and multi-source information according to the intention of the fraudsters.

Resources My intro slides about graph-based spam detection.

  • Securing Graph-based Classfication Model

projects2 Introduction It is a long lasting campaign between the fraudsters and online review platforms like Yelp and TripAdvisor. We aim to improve the robustness of graphical classfiers and representation learning frameworks against various kinds of adversarial tactics.

Resources A survey from our lab on adversarial attack and defense on graph data. A curated list of up-to-date papers on graph adversarial learning.


  • [1/2019] Move my personal website from Wordpress to Github.
  • [1/2019] Give a talk about graph based spammer detection at Tencent.
  • [5/2018] Start summer intern at the Search and Recommendation Group of Noah’s Ark Lab.
  • [2/2018] Publish a dataset with Chinese O2O service Wechat lucky package sharing log between two years.
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