Tran Van Canh (Trần Văn Cảnh)

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 4412
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 5684
Email:  canhtv(at)uni-hd(dot)de


I finished B.Sc at Vinh University, and then received master degree in Computer Science from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2004. Since October 2010, I am a PhD student at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg in the Database Systems Research group of Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz

I defensed my PhD thesis on 4th August 2014. The title of the thesis is "Learning Social Links and Communities from Interaction, Topical, and Spatio-Temporal Information". The thesis is available here.

NEW! Since April 2016 I am a postdoctoral researcher at the L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover.

Research Interests

  • Spatio-temporal data mining
  • Social network data analysis
  • Information retrieval and text mining

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • 2010 - 2014 : PhD student at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2005 - 2009 : Lecturer at Faculty of Information Technology, Vinh University
  • 2003 - 2004 : Master study at Asian Institute of Technology
  • 2000 - 2002 : Technical assistant at Vinh University


Interested Links

Data Analysis Tools:

Online Universities:

Fun Tools:
Bargraph plot

Slides & Others:

Database Management System Book (Johannes Gehrke  at Cornell Uni)
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Andrew Ng at Stanford Uni - video on youtube )