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Yong Zheng, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Information Technology & Management

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


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

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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


"Tutorial: Context-awareness In Information Retrieval and Recommender Systems"
The 16th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Omaha, USA, October, 2016

"Adapt to Emotional Reactions In Context-aware Personalization"
The 4th Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems held in conjunction with the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, Boston, USA, September, 2016

"User-Oriented Context Suggestion", with Mobasher and Robin Burke
The 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Halifax, Canada, July, 2016 Bamshad

"Tutorial: Context In Recommender Systems"
The 31st ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, Pisa, Italy, April, 2016

"Context-Driven Mobile Apps Management and Recommendation", with Bamshad Mobasher and  Robin Burke
The 31st ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, Pisa, Italy, April, 2016

"Emotions in Context-aware Recommender Systems" with Bamshad Mobasher, Robin Burke
In Book: Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016