Jian Pei

Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Contact Information

  • Email Address: j.pei@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, 2002

Courses Taught

  • CBB 526: Data Science
  • CBB 590: Special Topics in Computational Biology
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 526: Data Science
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Zhang, Z., P. Cui, J. Pei, X. Wang, and W. Zhu. “Eigen-GNN: A Graph Structure Preserving Plug-in for GNNs.” Ieee Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 35, no. 3 (March 1, 2023): 2544–55. https://doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2021.3112746.
  • Zhou, Ce, Qian Li, Chen Li, Jun Yu, Yixin Liu, Guangjing Wang, Kai Zhang, et al. “A Comprehensive Survey on Pretrained Foundation Models: A History from BERT to ChatGPT,” February 18, 2023.
  • Jiang, H., J. Pei, D. Yu, J. Yu, B. Gong, and X. Cheng. “Applications of Differential Privacy in Social Network Analysis: A Survey.” Ieee Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 35, no. 1 (January 1, 2023): 108–27. https://doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2021.3073062.
  • Shi, H., M. A. Tayebi, J. Pei, and J. Cao. “Cost-Sensitive Learning for Medical Insurance Fraud Detection with Temporal Information.” Ieee Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, January 1, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2023.3240431.
  • Kang, J., S. Zhang, B. Li, J. He, J. Pei, and D. Zhou. “TrustLOG: The First Workshop on Trustworthy Learning on Graphs.” In International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings, 5169–70, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1145/3511808.3557497.