Huiping Cao

Assistant Professor

Computer Science
New Mexico State University
Tel: (575)646-4600
Fax: (575)646-1002
Office: Science Hall 171

Mailing address:
MSC CS, P.O. Box 30001
1290 Frenger Mall SH 123
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

I obtained my Ph.D. from Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2007 (under the supervision of Prof. David W. Cheung and Prof. Nikos Mamoulis), and my master's and bachelor degrees from School of Information, Renmin University of China (RUC) in 2002 and 1999 respectively.

Before joining NMSU in Fall 2010, I worked in the SONET project at UCSB NCEAS, and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) at Arizona State University (ASU) (with Prof. K Selcuk Candan) for the tDAR project.

My full curriculum vitae can be found here.

Research interests

  • Data mining: graph mining, sequence (spatiotemporal, time series) data mining, graphical models
  • Databases: graph search, data integration, query processing (spatial, graph data), table summarizationi
My google scholar record. My DBLP record. Self-maintained publications (with pdf, source code, etc.) are here.


Current students

Chuan Hu (Ph.D. candidate,
Yifan Hao (Ph.D. student, )
Qixu Gong (Ph.D. student,
Ashley Michalenko (Ph.D. student)
Mitra Solgi (MSc)
Raul Alvarado Garcia (MSc)

Students graduated

Mahmoud Sharifi (MSc, graduated in May 2014), at Fast Enterprises at Alaska.
Abdulwart Heshek (MSc, graduated in Fall 2013)
Yifan Hao (MSc, graduated in Spring 2013)
Chaomin Ke (Undergraduate student, graduated in Spring 2013), graduate student at University of Southern California.
Aditya Madadi (MSc, graduated in Fall 2012), at Corptax Inc, Deerfield, IL.
Yangpai Liu (Undergraduate student, graduated in Spring 2012), at Oracle, CA.


  • PC member: KDD2016, SDM2016, KDD2015, CIKM2015, SDM2015, IJCAI2015, CIKM2014, MILCOM2014, ER2012, PAKDD2011
  • Conference organizers:
    • Workshops co-chair, PAKDD 2016
    • Exhibits chair, SIGMOD 2016
    • Proceedings co-chair, SIGMOD 2015
    • Web co-chair, SIGMOD 2014
    • Web/Information co-chair, SIGMOD 2012
  • NMSU CS Service course coordinator (details)


  • CS272/463 - Introduction to Data Structures
  • CS479/579 - Special Topic on Data Mining
  • CS482/502 - Database Management Systems I
  • CS488/508 - Introduction to Data Mining
  • CS582 - Database Management Systems II

Research projects

Links, other resource to potential and current students

Last updated: Sep. 2014