PI Edward A. Fox (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Fox has served as PI or co-PI on over 110 research grants. In addition to his courses (e.g., information retrieval, digital libraries) at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught over 77 tutorials in more than 25 countries. He has given more than 64 keynote/banquet/international invited/distinguished speaker presentations, 166 refereed conference/workshop papers, and over 300 additional presentations. He has co-authored/edited 13 books, 96 journal/magazine articles, 48 book chapters, and many reports. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory. He was chair for 4 years of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries; earlier he served 8 years as vice-chair and chair of SIGIR.
Co-PI Bob Beck (Villanova)
Dr. Beck is professor and chair of the Villanova University Department of Computing Sciences. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. His early experiences in computing include writing the simulation of a "teaching machine" for IBM. His research includes computational approaches to Lie algebras theory, operations research and modeling of biological systems. He teaches courses in programming languages and human computer interaction as well as courses at the interface of computing and biology and an innovative introductory course for non-technical majors.
Co-PI Ed Carr (North Carolina A & T State University)
Mr. Carr is an assistant professor (adjunct) in the Department of Computer Science, North Carolina A&T. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Western Carolina University and an M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T. His research areas are in constraint satisfaction problems, interconnection networks, graph theory, combinatorics, Hamiltonian cycles in directed graphs, vertex transitive graphs, and block designs.
Co-PI Wingyan Chung (Santa Clara University)
Wingyan Chung is an assistant professor in the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems of Santa Clara University. He received a Ph.D. degree in management information systems from The University of Arizona, and MS in IT management and BBA in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include business intelligence, data and text mining, Web analysis and mining, information visualization, and human-computer interaction. Dr. Chung has received a number of recognitions, including DARPA Young Investigator Award, Best Research Paper Award in CIS, and Outstanding Performance Award by UTEP. A certified teacher, Dr. Chung has more than ten years' teaching and curriculum development experiences. He is the local host for the LIKES workshop at Santa Clara University.
Co-PI Steve Sheetz (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Sheetz has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His specializations are object-oriented software engineering, software measurement and psychology of programming.
Others who helped with prior workshops include:
Co-PI Carlos Evia (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Evia is an assistant professor of Professional Writing in the English Department at Virginia Tech. He is also a member of the leadership team of the Virginia Tech Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health. He received his Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from the Department of English at Texas Tech University in May 2004. He also holds a Master's in Computer Systems from Universidad La Salle, in Mexico City, and an B.A. in Communication from the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales de Mérida, in Yucatan, Mexico.
Co-PI Patrick Fan (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Weiguo (Patrick) Fan is an associate professor of information systems and computer science at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in July 2002, a M. Sce in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 1997, and a B. E. in Information and Control Engineering from the Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China, in 1995. His text mining research on ranking function discovery for search engine optimization, question answering on the Web, and text summarization has been cited more than 200 times according to Google Scholar. His research is currently funded by four NSF grants and one PWC grant.
Co-PI Christopher Zobel (Virginia Tech)
Christopher W. Zobel is Associate Professor of Business Information Technology. He received the Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, the M.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the B.A. in Mathematics from Colgate University. His primary research interests are in the areas of intelligent decision support systems, knowledge engineering, large-scale stochastic decision problems, heuristic problem solving, and computer-based simulation. He has published papers in Decision Sciences, the International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, among others. Dr. Zobel is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
Ryan Richardson (2007-May 2008)
Meredith Vallee (Virginia Tech)
Seungwon Yang (Virginia Tech)
A List of Earlier Workshop Attendees
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