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Qitian Zeng, Ph.D. Student

I received my Bachelor in Economics with minor in Math in 2014 from Nankai University in China and Master of Mathematical Finance in 2016 at Illinois Tech. I started PhD in Computer Science in 2017 at Illinois Tech.


  • UPE Honorable Mention Award (2018)


I have been TA for the following courses:
  • 2017 Fall: CS425 - Database Organization
  • 2018 Fall: CS425 - Database Organization

Research Projects

I am involved in the following research projects:
  • GProM - A database-independent middleware for computing the provenance of queries, updates, and transactions
  • Cape - Explaining Outliers in Query Results Beyond Provenance


Through these research projects I am collaborating with:


  1. Going Beyond Provenance: Explaining Query Answers with Pattern-based Counterbalances
    Zhengjie Miao, Qitian Zeng, Boris Glavic and Sudeepa Roy
    Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Management of Data (2019), pp. 485–502.
  2. CAPE: Explaining Outliers by Counterbalancing
    Zhengjie Miao, Qitian Zeng, Chenjie Li, Boris Glavic, Oliver Kennedy and Sudeepa Roy
    Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (Demonstration Track). 12, 12 (2019) , 1806–1809.
  3. GProM - A Swiss Army Knife for Your Provenance Needs
    Bahareh Arab, Su Feng, Boris Glavic, Seokki Lee, Xing Niu and Qitian Zeng
    IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. 41, 1 (2018) , 51–62.