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Computer Science

Tazin Afrin

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning; data mining; and natural language processing

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Rakan Alseghayer

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Big data; time series analysis; database management systems; HPC; reliability; and information security

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Tahereh Arabghalizi

PhD in Computer Science

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Matthew Barren

PhD in Computer Science

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Maximillian Bender

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Logic; functional analysis; and algorithmic analysis and complexity theory

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Santiago Bock Garcia

PhD in Computer Science

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Kadie Clancy

PhD in Computer Science

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Karin Cox

PhD in Computer Science

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Debarun Das

PhD in Computer Science

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Ekaterina Dimitrova

PhD in Computer Science

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Mahbaneh Eshaghzadeh Torbati

PhD in Computer Science

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Zhenjiang Fan

PhD in Computer Science

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Kendrick Fernandes

PhD in Computer Science

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Debashis Ganguly

PhD in Computer Science

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Xiaoyu Ge

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Data management and data exploration

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Wei Guo

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Human-computer interaction and design theory

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Mohammad Hasanzadeh Mofrad

PhD in Computer Science

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Narges Honarvar Nazari

PhD in Computer Science

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Charmgil Hong

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Statistical machine learning and its application to real-world data

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Zaeem Hussain

PhD in Computer Science

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Marian Iskander

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Security, and distributed systems and designing secure and fault tolerant distributed systems

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Pranut Jain

PhD in Computer Science

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Nikolaos Romanos Katsipoulakis

PhD in Computer Science

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In Jung Kim

PhD in Computer Science

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Brian Kocoloski

PhD in Computer Science

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Jeongmin Lee

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Models and algorithms in machine learning and disease surveillance, event detection, and uncovering hidden structures and patterns

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Xiaoting Li

PhD in Computer Science

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Longhao Li

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Computing in mathematics; natural science; engineering and medicine; artificial neural network; and artificial intelligence

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Xiaoyu Liang

PhD in Computer Science

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Changsheng Liu

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning; artificial intelligence; and natural language processing

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Siqi Liu

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine Learning; outlier detection; and time series analysis

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Luca Lugini

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning; data mining; artificial intelligence; and biometrics

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Wencan Luo

PhD in Computer Science

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Zhipeng Luo

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer and society; artificial intelligence; and algorithms

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Ahmed Magooda

PhD in Computer Science

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Seyedsalim Malakouti

PhD in Computer Science

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Nils Ever Murragarra Llerena

PhD in Computer Science

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Huy Nguyen

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Natural language processing; machine learning; and data mining with an emphasis on educational data

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Long Nguyen

PhD in Computer Science

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Nathan Ong

PhD in Computer Science

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Daniel Petrov

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Networks and wireless networks

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Phuong Pham

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Human-computer interaction (HCI); mobile interfaces; intelligent user interfaces; machine learning and its applications in user interfaces and education

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Henrique Potter

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Information systems (business informatics); software engineering; and information science

Vineet Raghu

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence; machine learning; computational biology

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Mehrnoosh Raoufi

PhD in Computer Science

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Alireza Samadian Zakaria

PhD in Computer Science

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Sanchayan Sarkar

PhD in Computer Science

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Anatoli Shein

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Database and data stream management systems; data intensive systems; self-managing systems; distributed systems; and cloud computing

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Sumadha Singla

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Medical image processing; pattern recognition; and computational geometry

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Amin Sobhani

PhD in Computer Science

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Cory Thoma

PhD in Computer Science

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Christopher Thomas

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Confidential elastic processing of data streams

Wenchen Wang

PhD in Computer Science

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Nannan Wen

PhD in Computer Science

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Yanbing Xue

PhD in Computer Science

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Keren Ye

PhD in Computer Science

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Mingzhi Yu

PhD in Computer Science

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Ka Wai Yung

PhD in Computer Science

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Chi Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Code update strategies on IoT devices

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Haoran Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

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Fan Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

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Mingda Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence and machine learning including applications in computer vision and natural language processing

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Xianwei Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

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Ziaozhong Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

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Ziyu Zhang

PhD in Computer Science

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Lei Zhao

PhD in Computer Science

Research Interests: Emerging memory technology and accelerators for neural networks

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Hanzhong Zheng

PhD in Computer Science

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Angen Zheng

PhD in Computer Science

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Jingpeng Zhou

PhD in Computer Science

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Yuyu Zhou

PhD in Computer Science

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Computer Engineering

Judicael Briand Djoko Takougue

PhD in Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Systems and security

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Guy Gadola

Phd in Computer Engineering

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Joseph Jezak

PhD in Computer Engineering

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Seyedmohammad Seyedzadehdelcheh

PhD in Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information systems (Business Informatics); computer communications (networks); and computer security and reliability

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Information Science

Kamil Akhuseyinoglu

PhD in Information Science

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Maryam Aldairi

PhD in Information Science

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Turki Alenezi

PhD in Information Science

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Shadi Al-Khateeb

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Heterogeneous information integration and data fusion; parallel and distributed computing; and computer networks

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Faris Alotibi

PhD in Information Science

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Yongsu An

PhD in Information Science

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Dmitriy Babichenko

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Decision support in medical diagnostic systems and educational simulations/serious games

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Nuray Baltaci Akhuseyinoglu

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests:Access Control; malware detection; machine learning; and data mining

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Jordan Barria-Pineda

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Information visualization; adaptive information systems; and human-computer interaction

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Kim Chau

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Intelligent tutoring systems; personalized e-learning; educational data mining; user modeling; and information retrieval

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Sara Daraei

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Social computing; online communities; health informatics; and crowdsourcing

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Pedram Gharani

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Geoinformatics; location based services; image processing and computer Vision; spatial statistics

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Lorin Grieve

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Educational Technology; instructional design; game-based learning; and LGBTQIA+ health

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Julio Guerra Hollstein

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Educational technologies; adaptive educational systems; educational data mining; learning analytics and visualization; and open student modeling

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Qiulei Guo

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Big data and spatial-temporal data mining

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Hadi Hajari

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Spatial databases; spatio-temporal data mining; GIS; and natural language processing

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Seyed Saeed Haji Seyed Javadi

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Social network analysis; spatial-temporal data mining; data visualization; and machine learning

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Shuguang Han

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Information Retrieval with implicit feedbacks; recommender system; people search; collaborative web search

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Mahdi Hashemi

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Spatial data engineering and machine learning

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Lei Jin

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Online social networks; location-based social networks; usable privacy and security; and mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous computing

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Leila Karimi

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Information assurance; information security; access control; and privacy

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Marcin Kozniewski

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Bayesian networks; decision support systems; machine learning; and ensemble learning

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Jidapa Kraisangka

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Data analytics and data mining; clinical decision support system; and data visualization

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Leon Lai

PhD in Information Science

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Ang Li

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Online communities and social computing

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Di Lu

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Social computing; online communities; health informatics; crowdsourcing; and local information systems

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Rui Meng

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Natural language processing; data mining; and information retrieval

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Yue Qin

PhD in Information Science

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Kuheli Sai

PhD in Information Science

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Meirman Syzdykbayev

PhD in Information Science

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Xian Teng

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Anomaly detection; social network analysis; data science; and network science

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Chun-Hua Tsai

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Data mining; data visualization; link prediction for social networks; social media analysis; and recommender systems

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Tiantong Wang

PhD in Information Science

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Runhua Xu

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Data security; access control; and privacy

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Xidao Wen

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Data science; recommendation system; and social network analysis

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Jiawei Xu

PhD in Information Science

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Jinlai Xu

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Distributed systems; fog/edge and cloud computing; and computer vision and robotics

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Fan Yang

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Databases; data management and integration; and data fusion

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Danchen Zhang

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Information retrieval; expert finding; exploratory search; relevance feedback; and hash indexing

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Sanqiang Zhao

PhD in Information Science

Research Interests: Information retrieval; recommender system; natural language processing; data mining; and machine learning

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Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunications

Ayman Abdel-Hamid

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunications

Research Interests: Wireless network virtualization; dynamic spectrum access; and spectrum fungibility

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Khalid Alkobayer

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Smart Grid communication; reliability and survivability

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Abdulaziz Alqahtani

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interest: New generation of the LTE and smart cities

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Usman Anjum

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: 5G cellular network and the development of cellular standard

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Pedro Bustamante

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

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Maryam Karimi

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Software Defined Networks; wireless networks; network security; artificial intelligence; and machine learning

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Chao Li

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Data security and privacy; location privacy; IoT privacy; social network privacy; and differential privacy

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Xin Liu

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

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Xiao Ma

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

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Amer Malki

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Wireless Networks; dynamic spectrum access (DSA); and the policy enforcement and economics of spectrum in the telecommunication industry

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J Stephanie Rose

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

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Alekhya Velagapudi

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

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Xerandy

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Communication engineering; electrical engineering; and telecommunications engineering

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Qun Yu

PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunication

Research Interests: Energy-efficient networking

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Intelligent Systems Program

Saman Amirpour Amraii

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Cognitive Science; consciousness social systems; memetics and emergence evolutionary algorithms; genetic algorithms robotics and multi-agent systems; and cooperation

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Bryan Andrews

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Machine Learning and causal discovery

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Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Biomedical informatics

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Homa Baradaran Hashemi

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Natural language processing; information retrieval; and data mining

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Saba Dadsetan

PhD in Intelligent Systems

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Mohammad Falakmasir

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence in education; adaptive educational hypermedia; student and user modeling; intelligent tutoring systems; and social computing

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Roya Hosseini

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Adaptive systems; educational data mining; and intelligent tutoring systems

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Yun Huang

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: User modeling; educational data mining; intelligent tutoring system; and the application of machine learning in computer education

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Fattaneh Jabbari

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Machine learning and pattern recognition; speech technology; and statistical natural language processing

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Omid Kashefi

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Natural language processing; multi-lingual and cross-Lingual NLP; and high performance distributed computing

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Giacomo Nebbia

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: AI applied to the clinical practice and clinical decision support systems

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Zahra Rahimi

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Automatic essay assessment; natural language processing; spoken dialogue systems; and text mining

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Javad Rahimikollu

PhD in Intelligent Systems

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Jaromir Savelka

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence and law; legal information retrieval; automatic legal documents drafting; and knowledge representation

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Daniel Steinberg

PhD in Intelligent Systems

<Research Interests: Machine learning; data mining; and cognitive science.

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Mohammadamin Tajgardoon

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Ontology-based information retrieval

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Khushboo Thaker

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Biomedical informatics and translational bioinformatics

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Gaurav Trivedi

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Intelligent interfaces; human-computer interaction; and biomedical informatics

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Mengdi Wang

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Social network and data mining

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Diyang Xue

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Medical informatics; clinical decision support; and machine learning

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Ye Ye

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Public health informatics; outbreak detection; and decision support systems

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Jonathan Young

PhD in Intelligent Systems

Research Interests: Deep learning and bioinformatics

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Library and Information Science

Yu Chi

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Information seeking behavior; exploratory search; and web analytics

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Ashleigh Faith

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Taxonomy/ontology creation and management (including multilingual); natural language processing (NLP), linguistics, and automated classification/tagging; and interoperability, linked data, and semantic web

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Chelsea Gunn

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Archives and collective memory; critical computing; diaries and personal record-keeping practices; digital humanities; and digital preservation

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S.E. Hackney

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Digital humanities; replication of identity through documentation and best practices; online communities; knowledge creation; and pseudo-academic communities

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James King

James King

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Archives and issues of memory and social justice; archives and oral history; and information ethics

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Rongqian Ma

PhD in Library and Information Science

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Jane Nelson Thaler

PhD in Library and Information Science

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Zoe Pickard

PhD in Library and Information Science

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Aisling Quigley

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Digital humanities; mobile technologies within museums; and narrative construction in exhibition structure

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Fanghui Xiao

PhD in Library and Information Science

Research Interests: Information seeking; problem solving; knowledge management; and data management

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Ning Zou

PhD in Library and Information Science

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