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 for Web and Business Intelligence which applies various techniques to serve business and Web intellgience in real-world applications.


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
  • 05/2015, Best paper award at SOCRS, Chicago, USA
  • 04/2015, Finalist at SRC@ACM SAC, Spain
  • 2014 Travel Award: RecSys, SAC
  • 2013 Travel Award: KDD, UMAP

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