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Yong Zheng, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Information Technology & Management

Main Campus Office: 

PH 221D

Main Campus Phone: 

312.567.3575

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, DePaul University

Experience 

08/2016 – Present, Senior Lecturer,  Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

09/2016 – Present, Adjunct Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

06/2015 – 11/2015, Data Scientist at Pandora Media, Inc., Oakland, USA

09/2010 – 06/2016, Teaching and Research Assistant at DePaul University, Chicago, USA

09/2007 – 04/2010, Research Assistant at Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Nanjing, China

Website for Yong Zheng, PhD http://yongzheng.me/

Research  

HCI and Personalization: Recommender Systems, User Modeling, Affective Computing, Behavior Analytics

Web Intelligence: Social Media, Computational Advertising, Digital Marketing

Applications: Social Commerce, Shared Economy, Microfinance, Learning Analytics, MOOC, Tourism

Data Science: Data Mining and Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Decision Science, Learning Science

Projects 


Publications 

"Context-aware Recommender Systems" with Bamshad Mobasher
In Book: Collaborative Recommendations: Algorithms, Practical Challenges and Applications, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2018 (To Appear)

"Indirect Context Suggestions"
Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP), Bratislava, Slovakia, July 2017

"Track on Recommender Systems: Theory and Applications" with Li Chen, Markus Zanker
ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’2017), April 3-7, 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

"Situation-Aware Multi-Criteria Recommender System: Using Criteria Preferences as Contexts"
The 32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC), Marrakech, Morocco, April 3-7, 2017

"Criteria Chains: A Novel Multi-Criteria Recommendation Approach"
The 22nd ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (ACM IUI), Limassol, Cyprus, March 13-16, 2017

"Context-awareness In Information Retrieval and Recommender Systems"
Proceedings of the 16th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI’16), Omaha, USA, October 2016

"Adapt to Emotional Reactions In Context-aware Personalization"
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems (EMPIRE) held in conjunction with the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (ACM RecSys), Boston, USA, September 15-19, 2016

"User-Oriented Context Suggestion" with Bamshad Mobasher, Robin Burke
Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP), pp. 249-258, Halifax, Canada, July 2016

"Context-Driven Mobile Apps Management and Recommendation"
Proceedings of the 31st ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC), Pisa, Italy, April 2016

"Context In Recommender Systems"
Proceedings of the 31st ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC), Pisa, Italy, April 2016

Community Service 

"Publicity Co-Chair
The 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), Vancouver, Canada, October 2-7, 2018

"Publicity Co-Chair
The 23rd ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Tokyo, Japan, March, 2018

"Workshop Co-Chair
The 1st Workshop on Intelligent Recommender Systems by Knowledge Transfer & Learning (RecSysKTL), Como, Italy, August 27, 2017 

"Workshop Co-Chair
The International Workshop on Web Personalization and Social Media (WPSM), Leipzig, Germany, August 23, 2017

"Track Co-Chair
Track on Recommender Systems, at AAAI International Conference by Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS-30), May 22-24, 2017, Marco Island, Florida, USA

"Track Co-Chair and Session Chair
Track on Recommender Systems: Theory and Applications, at ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’2017), Marrakech, Morocco, April 3-7, 2017, 

"Workshop Co-Chair and Session Chair
The 3rd International Workshop on Educational Recommender Systems (EdRecSys), held in conjunction with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI’2016), Omaha, USA, October 13, 2016 

"Session Chair
The 4th Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems (EMPIRE) held in conjunction with the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), Boston, USA, September 16, 2016