I joined Indiana University Northwest in 2009. Currently I am an associate professor in Computer Information Systems. I received a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky in 2008.
Teaching interests:Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Informatics, Data Science
Research interests:Data and computational issues arising from information systems including information management and data mining, information privacy, social media and user-generated content analysis.
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The courses I have taught at Indiana University NorthwestColor legends: Sentiment Polarity
Student Research & Presentations
Sentimental analysis of online textual reviews. Undergraduate Thesis. Fall 2015.
Creating a tailored hotel guest experience by using decision tree learning. The 2015 COAS Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2015.
317 pages. ISBN:978-0998273808. October 2016
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- Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award, 2017
- Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award, 2014
- Indiana University Northwest Research Support Grant (Co-PI: Axel Schulze-Halberg) $7,000. 2014-2015
- Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, $1,700. 2014
- Research seed support from the NVIDIA Corporation as an unrestricted gift (approx. $3500). 2013
- Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, $800. 2013
- Indiana University Northwest Regional Research Grant-Project Initiation Grant $4,000. 2012-2013
- Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship for Research. $11,000. 2012 and 2013.
- Richard E. Rosenthal Young Researcher, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. 2011
- Online Course Development Grant $4,000. CISTL, Indiana University Northwest. 2011
- Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research. $1,500. 2011 and 2012
- Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship for Research. $10,000. 2010 and 2011
- Finalist of the competitive postdoctoral position for Computation & Informatics in Biology and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Morgridge Institute for Research. 2009
- Full travel support from 3nd International Summer School on Logic Programming and Computational Logic in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 2008
- Thaddeus B. Curtz Memorial Scholarship Award (the best graduate student of the year). College of Engineering, University of Kentucky. 2008
- Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, 2007-2008
- Full travel support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the 8th DOE Advanced Computational Software (ACTS) Collection Workshop: Gearing up Scientific Applications for the Petascale Computing Era. Berkeley, CA. 2007.
- Student travel support from Graduate School Fellowship of University of Kentucky. 2005, 2006 and 2007.
- University of Kentucky Commonwealth Research Award. 2007
R, Python, SQL, Weka, RapidMiner, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB
MATLAB, LabView, Mathematica
Windows, Linux, MacOS