T. Y. Lin (Tsau-Young)
Department of Computer Science
San Jose State University
Phone: 408-924-5121
Fax: 408-924-5080

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Yale University, Ph. D.
National Taiwan University, B. S. and M. S.


(1) 2001 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award
(2) 2005 Best Contribution Award in Rough Set Theory
(3) 2007 ACM/WIC/IEEE Service Award
(4) 2008 Keynote in 2008 ACM/WIC/IEEE Web Intelligence Conference
(5) 2008 Pioneer Award in Granular Computing


Editorships (including retired)
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Granular Computing , Rough Sets, and Intelligent Systems, Advances in Theoretical and Applied Computer Science, Associate Editor, Information Science, Knowledge and Information Systems. Editorial/Advisory Board, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Automaton and Soft Computing, Bulletin of International Rough Set Society Guest editors, Computer Security, Information Science, Approximate Reasoning, Intelligent Automaton and Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent Systems, Jounral of Applied Intelligence.

-President of GrC Society and Founding President of Rough Set Theory
-(co-)Chairs of Conferences/Workshops
Conference co-Chair for 1st IEEE International Conferences on Big Data, 20013
Program Chair for ACM/WiC/IEEE Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent 2007
Program co-Chair for 1st
IEEE International Conferences on Data Mining, 2001
IFIP WG 11.3 Database Security Working Conference, August, 1997.
General/program (co)-Chair over 10 conferences and workshops.

-Conference Chair of First IEEE Big Data Conference (2013)
-Members of Program Committees of over 60 conferences
-Chapter Chair of IEEE Computer Society SVC Chapter


1. Computer Science
Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, 1990-present
Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge, 1986-1990
Systems Engineer, Software Engineering Laboratory, Hughes Aircraft Co., 1983-86

2. Mathematics
Professor, Associate Professor (tenured), Assistant Professor at various universities.


1) Automata Theory and Applications
Solve James Peterson Conjecture (1990); Applications to Data Mining (1993, etc)
Application to computer security, text analysis, DNA (2005, 2008, 2014)

2) Computer Security
Solve aggregation problems (1990);
Information Flow on Business Applications (1989, 2003)
Solve information propagation problems (2009)

(3) Intelligent and Knowledge Computing
(3.1) Data/Text/Web Mining (Two Awards)
(3.2) Rough set theory (one kind of knowledge engineering theory)
(3.3) Granular Computing (designed for big data; I edited a section of Granular Computing in the Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science, by Springer)


Book and Proceedings edited:
11 Volumes under DBLP listings

Refereed Papers:
(1) over 200 publications
(2) 157 publications under DBLP listing in 3 Groups
Tsau Young Lin : 141
T. Y. Lin : 15
Tsau Lin : 1
(3) Based on the statistic of ACM, I am the number one in SJSU in terms of the number of publication