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Yong Zheng, Ph.D. serves as the student support co-chair in the organization committee of the ACM Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), Singapore, July, 2018

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information. UMAP is the successor to the biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009. It is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGWEB, and organized with User Modeling Inc. as the Steering Committee. The proceedings are published by ACM and will be part of the ACM Digital Library. More information about the UMAP 2018 can be found at

Yong Zheng, Ph.D. successfully collected NSF grant (#1830908) to support US students to attend the ACM UMAP conference in 2018. More specifically, the grant is in total of $13,680.00. This is funding to support travel for about 10 students enrolled in MS or PhD programs in U.S. educational institutions, to present their accepted papers and posters and/or to attend the Doctoral Consortium associated with the 26th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2018), to be held July 8-11, 2018 at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and which is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGWEB. More information about this grant can be found at