Biography

Dr. Yong Zheng is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Department of Information Technology and Management, School of Applied Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He obtained his PhD degree in computer and information sciences from DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to IIT-Chicago, he worked with Dr. Bamshad Mobasher and Dr. Robin Burke on Web Personalization, Recommender Systems and User Modeling. His research interests lie in Data Science, Personalizations, Recommender Systems, Context-Awareness, Human Factors, Technology-Enhanced Learning, and so forth.

Experience
Honors, Grants & Awards
  • 04/2018, principal investigator, NSF grant (#1830908) to support students in ACM UMAP 2018
  • 04/2017, Distinguished Student Supervisor Nominees, IIT, Chicago, USA
  • 2016-2018, AWS Educate Teaching Grant
  • 2015-2016, AWS Educate Student Grant
  • 2016, Travel Award: UMAP, SAC
  • 2015, Travel Award: ICDM, IUI, SAC, UMAP, DSS
  • 2015, Best paper award at SOCRS, Chicago, USA
  • 2015, Finalist at SRC@ACM SAC, Spain
  • 2014, Travel Award: RecSys, SAC
  • 2013, Travel Award: KDD, UMAP
Latest News
  • 10/2018, serve as student support chair at ACM UMAP 2019
  • 05/2018, Track Chair, Track on Recommender Systems @ ACM SAC 2019
  • 04/2018, principal investigator, NSF grant to support students in ACM UMAP 2018
  • 03/2018, Workshop Chair, Workshop on RecSysKTL @ ACM RecSys 2018
  • 10/2017, serve as publicity chair for ACM RecSys 2018, ACM IUI 2018 and ACM IUI 2019
  • 10/2017, serve as student support chair at ACM UMAP 2018
  • 09/2017, serve as a distinguished reviewer for ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)
  • 07/2017, invited talk at The University of Glasgow, UK
  • 05/2017, Track Chair, Track on Recommender Systems @ ACM SAC 2018
  • 02/2017, Workshop Chair, Workshop on RecSysKTL @ ACM RecSys 2017