Wenli Zhang

MIS Doctoral Student

Degrees

M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • Text Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Healthcare

Teaching Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Text Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Database
  • Using and Managing Information Systems

Publications

Ram, S., Zhang, W., Williams, M., Pengetnze, Y., 2015. Predicting Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits Using Big Data. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 19, 1216–1223. Awarded a Meritorious Mention by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) – SIG Health.

Zhang, W., Ram, S., 2015. A Comprehensive Methodology for Extracting Signal from Social Media Text Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, in: Proceedings of the 25th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Dallas, Texas, USA.

Zhang, W., Ram, S., Burkart, M., Pengetnze, Y., 2016. Extracting Signals from Social Media for Chronic Disease Surveillance, in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Digital Health Conference, DigitalHealth’16. ACM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 79–83.

Zhang, W., Ram, S., Burkart, M., Williams, M., Pengetnze, Y., 2015. Asthma Surveillance Using Social Media Data, in: Social Media in Healthcare, in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Health IT and Economics, WHITE’15 Washington DC, US.

Zhang, W., Ram, S., 2016. Extracting Signals from Social Media Text with Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Domain Adaptation, in: Business Analytics and Text Mining. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, USA.

Zhang, W., Ram, S., 2016. Key Conversation Trends and Patterns About Electronic Cigarettes on Social Media, in: Text Mining in Health and Security Analytics. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, USA.

Peng, Y., Zhang, W., Kou, G., 2011. A Fuzzy MCDM Based Approach for Hybrid Recommender Systems. Presented at the Chinese Academy of Management Annual Meeting (CAMAM), Chengdu, China. Best paper award.

Peng, Y., Zhang, W., Kou, G., 2011. A Hybrid Movie Recommender System. Presented at the Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Shanghai, China.

Peng, Y., Zhang, W., Kou, G., Shi, Y., 2011. Movies Recommenders Systems: Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making Approach. Presented at the Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering (OCSAMSE), Tianjin, China.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 - Meritorious MentionAssociation for Information Systems – SIG – Health
  • 2011 - Best Paper Award at the 6th Chinese Academy of Management Annual Meeting