The Annual Conference on Data, Information, and Society

SPEAKERS

James Hendler

James Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI. He also serves as a Director of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust. Hendler has authored over 350 books, technical papers and articles in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the originators of the "Semantic Web", Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a former member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, the IEEE and the AAAS. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He is also the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing editors for Science. In 2010, Hendler was named one of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine and was selected as an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government. In 2012, he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Strata Conference “Big Data” awards for his work on large-scale open government data, and he is a columnist and associate editor of the Big Data journal. In 2013, he was appointed as the Open Data Advisor to New York State and in 2015 appointed a member of the US Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee.

Gary Marchionini

Dr. Marchionini is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a leader in defining theory of human information interaction and exploratory search and his work sits at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval, a subdomain known as human-computer information interaction. His 1995 book, Information Seeking in Electronic Environments has been influential in shaping our understanding of search as a learning activity that is dependent not only on individual search capabilities and preferences but on the nature of the topical domain, the search task, and the features of the search system. A pioneer in the development of digital libraries, he led the development of one of the early digital video repositories, the Open Video Project and chaired the 2008 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Conference and was program chair for the 2006 conference.

Mark Musen

Dr. Musen is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University, where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. Dr. Musen conducts research related to intelligent systems, reusable ontologies, metadata for publication of scientific data sets, and biomedical decision support. His group developed Protégé, the world’s most widely used technology for building and managing terminologies and ontologies. He is principal investigator of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology, one of the original National Centers for Biomedical Computing created by the U.S. National Institutes of Heath (NIH). He is principal investigator of the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). He also directs the WHO Collaborating Center for Classification, Terminology, and Standards at Stanford University.

Barend Mons

Dr. Mons is a molecular biologist and biosemantics specialist. He is known for innovations in scholarly collaboration, especially nanopublications and the FAIR data initiative. Since 2012 he is a Professor in Bio-Semantics at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre and he is also affiliated with the Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam, both in The Netherlands. In 2015 Dr. Mons was appointed chair of the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud. Since 2017 he is heading the International Support and Coordination office of the GO FAIR initiative.

Mike Conlon

Dr. Conlon is Emeritus Faculty Member of the University of Florida, and VIVO Project Director. VIVO is open source software and an ontology for representing scholars and scholarly works. Institutions use VIVO for expert finding, team building, program evaluation, and social network analysis. Dr. Conlon earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Florida, is the author of more than 200 scholarly publications and presentations and has been an investigator on more than $135M in grant-funded research in biomedicine. He has served as CIO of the UF Health Science Center, and Co-Director of its Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His current interests include information representation, the semantic web, and techno-social issues in research data sharing. His Twitter account is @mconlon17.

Stefan Decker

Dr. Decker is a professor at the RWTH Aachen University, and a Director of the Fraunhofer FIT Research Institute, part of the Fraunhofer Society. Previously he worked at the National University of Ireland, Galway and as the Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute and later Insight at NUI Galway, at ISI, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Computer Science Department, and Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe. His main research field is the Semantic Web. His Google Scholar profile claims his publications have received more than 15000 citations and he has an h-index of 59.

Feicheng Ma

Prof. Ma is currently a professor at Wuhan University and the Director of the Center for the Studies of Information Resources of Wuhan University. While acting as a Convener of the Review Group for Library and Information Science and Archival Management of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of China, he is also a member of the Social Science Committee of the Ministry of Education of China, the Second Leader of the Review Group of the Library and Information Science and Documentation of the National Social Science Foundation of China and a member of the Review Group of the Management Science Division of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.. In addition, he is the Vice Director of the Association of Scientific and Technical Information in China and the Vice Chair of the Chinese National Association of Information System, a branch of the Association of Information System.

Xiaolin Zhang

Prof. Zhang is Director of ShanghaiTech University Library and Researcher of National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science. He has published 5 academic books and more than 100 academic papers. Prof. Zhang has also won three research/teaching awards. His main research interests include digital library, metadata, knowledge organization, knowledge discovery, and intelligence analysis.

Allen Renear

Dr. Renear is dean and professor at the School of Information Sciences. He teaches courses in data curation, information modeling, digital publishing, and conceptual foundations for information organization. His current research focuses on the development of formal ontologies for scientific and cultural objects and application of those ontologies in information system design, scientific publishing, and data curation in the sciences and humanities. His publications include articles in Communications of the ACM and Science as well as in journals and conference proceedings in library and information science. He has served as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Oxford University Computing Unit, a member of the advisory board of the Text Encoding Initiative, and the first chair of the Open eBook Publication Structure Working Group. Renear received an AB from Bowdoin College and a PhD from Brown University. He holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Philosophy.

Ying Ding

Dr. Ding is the Associate Director of Data Science Online Program and serves as the primary advisor for the Data Science Online and Certificates Program, as well as a Professor at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University. She was recently elected as Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The Yangtze River Scholar award is the highest academic honor given by the People's Republic of China. She has been involved in various NIH and European-Union funded Semantic Web projects. She has published 190+ papers in journals, conferences and workshops. She is the coeditor of book series called Semantic Web Synthesis by Morgan & Claypool publisher.

Min Song

Dr. Song is the Underwood Distinguished Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science and the director of Text and Social Media Mining Lab at Yonsei University. He has published more than 200 international conference and journal papers. Min has research interests in Biomedical Text Mining, Social Media Data Mining, and Big Data Analytics. Prior to Yonsei, Min was the tenured Associate Professor of Information Systems Department at New Jersey Institute of technology. He received his PhD in Information Systems from Drexel University, an MS from Indiana University and a BA from Yonsei University in Korea. He is an editorial board member of Scientometrics and Journal of Informetrics, and he also serves as an associate editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics and Data and Knowledge Engineering.

Zhiyun Zhao

Dr. Zhao is a doctoral supervisor and a national candidate for the National Ten Thousand Talent Project, who was awarded special government allowances from the State Council. She is party secretary of the China Institute of Science and Technology Information and servers as Deputy Secretary-General of the Association for Soft Science of China. She was Director of the Center for Fiscal and Taxation Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Secretary-General of China Cost Research Association. Her main research interests lie in macroeconomic theories and policies, science and technology development strategies and policies. She has published 17 monographs, 4 translations, and more than 120 academic papers.

Qing Fang

Prof. Fang is Dean of the School of Information Management at Wuhan University. He was elected as Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. He was also elected as National Leading Talent in the Press and Publication Industry and New Century Excellent Talent in University of China. He was awarded the Special Government Allowance by the State Council. He is Chief Editor of Publishing Journal and Deputy Chief Editor of Library and Information Service. Prof. Fang has presided over more than 30 projects at various levels, including National Key Technology Research and Development Program, Project supported by National Social Science Foundation and National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 170 academic papers and more than 20 books.

Guangjian Li

Prof. Li is a professor in the Department of Information Management at Peking University, and a professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. While acting as a doctoral supervisor at National Science Library Chinese Academy of Sciences, he is also a director of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information and a member of the Chinese Information Technology. He has research interests in information resource management, network information management technology and information system.

Bin Zhang

Dr. Zhang is Professor and Dean of the School of Information Resource Management at Renmin University of China. He is a member of the Archival Science Academic Committee of China, the vice-president of the Archival Science Academic Committee of China and the director of CIO research center at Renmin University. His main research interests include enterprise-oriented records and archive management, knowledge management, information resource management and archival education.

Lixin Xia

Prof. Xia is Vice President of Central China Normal University and Dean of School of Information Management at Central China Normal University. He is New Century Excellent Talent of Ministry of Education (2008) and the second-level candidates for high-level talents in the new century in Hubei Province (2012). Prof. Xia was elected as a member of Standing Committee of University Council. He is a member of National Libraries Standardization Technical Committee and Director of Chinese Library Society. His research interests include information organization and retrieval, digital libraries, and competitive intelligence. He is the principal investigator or a key member of 10 research projects and has published 9 books.

Cavar Damir

Dr. Damir is Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University and Co-Director of the Linguist List at Indiana University. He is working in linguistics for the last 15 years. His work was in the area of theoretical linguistics, as well as in corpus and computational linguistics, speech and language technology, and psycholinguistics. After his PhD he focused mainly on speech and language technologies, corpora and NLP. Most of his work on language and computation is related to language-related Cognitive Science research, and as for the computational and corpus work, it at least facilitates it. His current projects include: The implementation of an LFG-parser (Lexical Functional Grammar); the implementation of a Parallel Processing Parser as described in Jackendoff’s “The Architecture of the Language Faculty”; the development of a speech corpus infrastructure and speech corpora from as many languages as possible, enough to generate not only acoustic and language models for Forced Aligners and Speech Recognizers, but also for the generation of part-of-speech tagged corpora, parsed and syntactically, semantically and pragmatically annotated corpora; various other projects relating to visualization of linguistic theories, geographical mapping of language data and information, data and technologies for low-resourced and under-documented languages.

Kunpeng Zhang

Kunpeng Zhang is a researcher in the area of large-scale data analysis with particular focuses on mining social media data through machine learning, network analysis, and natural language processing techniques. He is currently Assistant Professor in department of Information Systems at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He has published many conference and journal papers in the area of machine learning, data mining, network analysis, and information systems. He serves as program committees for many international conferences and currently is Associate Editor for Electronic Commerce research journal.

Ahmed Abbasi

Dr. Abbasi is Associate Dean and Murray Research Chaired Professor of Information Technology in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the Center for Business Analytics, co-director for the MS in Business Analytics, and coordinator for McIntire’s executives-on-grounds program. Ahmed is also a member of the Predictive Analytics Lab. Ahmed received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Arizona, where he worked as a project-lead on multi-million dollar “big data” initiatives in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab. He attained an M.B.A. and B.S. in Information Technology from Virginia Tech. He has over fifteen years of experience pertaining to AI and predictive analytics, with applications in health analytics, online fraud and security, text mining, and social media. Ahmed’s research has been funded through nearly a dozen grants from funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences, including top-tier outlets such as MISQ, JMIS, ACM TOIS, IEEE TKDE, IEEE Intelligent Systems, and ICDM. One of his articles was considered a top publication by the Association for Information Systems. He also won best paper awards at MISQ and WITS.

Dean Allemang

Dean Allemang, best known as co-author of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, is a leading expert on semantic data integration in the enterprise. Over decades of working with knowledge-based semantic data systems, he has contributed to a variety of industries including finance, media, health care, government, drug discovery and agriculture. He is expert in the full stack of W3C Semantic Web technologies, including RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL, SKOS and SHACL. In recent years, he has brought his experience working with semantic systems in finance to bear for the EDM Council's FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology) standard. He has also deployed semantic systems in a major media firm. His research interests lie in how to use linked data systems to support feeding a growing global population through the next century. With a Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and PhD in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, he brings a formal approach to semantic modeling. He has developed and delivered courses for the Semantic Web in a variety of corporate settings, and has trained over a thousand practitioners in Semantic Web.

Nils Newman

Dr. Newman is the Director of New Business Development at Search Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For the past decade, he has worked on the development of analytical tools to assist in the management of technology. His work focuses on the use of bibliographic and patent information in research evaluation, competitive intelligence, and strategic planning.

Shujin Cao

Dr. Cao is a professor of Information Management School at SUN Yat-Sen University. He is the candidate of the talents plan named "New century" of the national education department. At the mean time, he is the evaluation expert of national social science funding and the member of technical terminology judgment office of library, information and documentation science. He is also the member of information security management teaching advisory board under the Ministry of Education.

Xinning Su

Prof. Su is Professor of Information Science at Nanjing University and was elected as Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. He is also the vice president of Jiangsu Society for Scientific and Technical Information. Prof. Su has published 20 books and more than 200 peer-reviewed journal papers. At the mean time, he has presided over more than 40 projects and designed the first Chinese social science citation index called Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI). His research interests include intelligent information processing, information retrieval, information analysis, and scientific evaluation.

Juanzi Li

Juanzi Li is a professor at Tsinghua University. Her research interests contain semantic Web and knowledge graph building. Especially, she focuses on the research of semantic technology by combining the Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing and Data mining. She is the chair of Knowledge and Language Computing Committee at the Chinese Information Processing Society of China. She is the principal investigator of many important projects supported Natural Science Foundation of China, the framework of EU cooperation projects (FP7), and etc. She has published over 90 papers in the top international conferences and journals such as WWW, ACL, SIGIR, IJCAI, TKDE and TKDD.

Yanghua Xiao

Dr. Xiao is a full professor of computer science at Fudan University. His research interest includes big data management and mining, graph database, knowledge graph. He got his Ph.D. degree in software theory from Fudan University. He was a visiting professor of Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College Medicine, visiting researcher of Microsoft Research Asia and Alibaba. He is the winner of more than 10 research awards, including Alibaba fellowship award. He has published 100+ papers in international leading journals and top conferences. He is the PI or Co-PI of 30+ projects supported by 10+ National and Local funding agency and big companies (including Microsoft, IBM, HUAWEI,Alibaba and Didi etc.)

Gang Li

Prof. Li is a professor at Wuhan University and the Director of the Research Center of Human Resources and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education. He was elected as Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Prof. Li is an editorial board member of Journal of The China Society for Scientific and Technical Information and Information Science. He has presided over a number of national projects such as Major Research Plan of National Social Science Foundation of China and General Program of National Natural Science Foundation China. His research interests include information management and information systems, information resources management, competitive intelligence and competitive strategy.

Yuelin Li

Dr. Li is Associate Dean of the Business School and Chair of the Department of Information Resources Management at Nankai University. She was elected as a young scholar of Yangtze River Scholar in 2016. She received her Ph.D. degree in Information Science from The State University of New Jersey, USA, in 2008. She won ASIS&T Lecture Series Award in 2013. Her research interests include interactive information retrieval, information seeking behavior, evaluation of information retrieval systems, and education of library and information science.

He Li

Dr. Li is Dean of the Department of Information Management at Jilin University and Deputy Director of the Information Management at the School of Management of Jilin University. She is also Executive Director of the China Society for Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Association for Soft Science of China. She is Vice Director of Editorial Board of Journal of Modern Information and Editorial Board Member of Journal of The China Society for Scientific and Technical Information. Dr. Li has presided over more than 30 national and provincial-level projects and published more than 50 journal papers. Her research interests include knowledge management, digital library technology, information system analysis and design, information behavior analysis, and patent information analysis.

Yuefen Wang

Dr. Wang is a professor of the Department of Information Management at Nanjing University of Science & Technology. She has presided over more than 20 projects such as the National Natural/Social Science Fund. Dr. Wang has also published more than 120 academic papers. Her research interests include competitive intelligence and information analysis, knowledge mining and knowledge service.

Xue Yang

Dr. Yang is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing and Electronic Business, School of Business, Nanjing University, China since 2009. She received her Ph.D. on Information Systems from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008 and Bachelor's degree on Information Management and Information Systems from Nanjing University in 2003. Her current research interests include social network effects in e-commerce, mobile application design and HCI, spontaneous virtual team, free trial software and online product trial, among others. She has been a member of Association of Information Systems since 2004. She is currently serving as Associate Editor for Information & Management, Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Information Management and Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems. She has been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2011-2014 (Youth Program) and 2016-2019 (General Program), and Qing Lan Project of Jiangsu Province, China (2016-2018).

Guilin Qi

Dr. Qi is a professor working at Southeast University (SEU) in China. He is a professional member of ACM and is in the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics, which is one of the leading journals on knowledge technologies. He is a co-Chair of the Poster and Demo track of ISWC’2011 and a co-Chair of the Poster and Demo track of EKAW’14. He is a program chair of JIST2015. He has served as PC members of many international conferences, such as KR2012 and IJCAI2011-15. He has won the ASWC2008 best research paper running award and the JIST2011 best demo award. His research interests include artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, and semantic web. He has published over 100 papers in these areas, many of which published in proceedings of major conferences or journals. He is the principal investigator or a key member of many national or international projects, including two NSFC projects and some industrial projects.

Xianwen Wang

Dr. Wang is a Professor at WISE Lab, Dalian University of Technology in China. His research interests include scientometrics, altmetrics (especially article usage study), and scholarly communication. He is young scholar of Yangtze River Scholar. He serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics Journal and reviewers of over 10 SCI/SSCI journals. He is the author of 5 books and more than 30 SCI journal articles covering altmetrics, research evaluation and scientometrics. His research have been featured by major newsoutlet, including Nature, wired, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, LSE Impact Blog, etc.

Tao Jia

Dr. Tao Jia obtained his Master in industrial and system engineering and Ph.D. in physics at Virginia Tech (USA). He worked as the postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University (USA) from 2011 to 2013 and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) from 2013 to 2015. In September 2015, he worked as the professor at Southwest University (China). Dr. Jia's research interest focuses on the computational and analytical understanding of complex systems, including complex networks, social systems, and biological systems. As the first author, he has published on top journals such as Nature Human Behaviour (1 paper, also as the co-corresponding author), Nature Communications (1 paper) and Physical Review Letters (2 papers, also as the co-corresponding author). He is awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2011 and the 1000 Young Talents Plan by the Chinese Government in 2015.

Cuijuan Xia

Cuijuan Xia is a senior engineer of the Shanghai library system and network center, the director of the Digital Humanities projects,deputy director of the information technology Specialized Committee of Shanghai Library Society, deputy director of the Youth Academic Committee and director of the Digital Humanities Specialized Committee. Hosted the youth project of the national philosophy and Social Science Foundation, research on Metadata, Ontology, Knowledge Organization, Linked Data, Digital Humanities, more than 30 papers published in Journal of Library Science In China, Journal of Academic Libraries, Library Tribune, Library Journal,Library and Information Science and other academic journals.

Shiyan Ou

Dr. Ou is currently a professor of the School of Information Management at Nanjing University. She is Editorial Board Member of Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice and Program Committee Member of The International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society. She was elected as Excellent Talents in the New Century by the Ministry of Education in 2009. Dr. Ou received her Ph.D. degree in information science from Nanyang Technological University in 2001. Her research interests include natural language processing and text mining, semantic web technologies and digital libraries.

Houcai Shen

Dr. Shen Houcai is the Chair and Professor of Department of Management Science and Engineering, School of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University. He got his BSc in Mathematics from Nanjing University in 1986, MSc and PhD in Automatic Control Theory and its Application from Southeast University in 1989 and 1995 respectively. Before joining Nanjing University in 2001, he was a faculty member in Nanjing Normal University and Southeast University School of Economics and Management. His research and teaching interests include are Customer-driven Operations Management, Interface Research between the Operations and Marketing, Finance, Accounting, HR, Organization, etc. He has published articles in Production and Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, and other journals. Prof. Shen is currently the members of INFORMS, the Production and Operations Management sub-committee of China Management Society, Production and Operations Management Society, China Operations Research Society, and also the Associate Editor of "Operations Research and Management Science" Journal.