I am a full professor and the director at the School of Information Technology, York University. From September 2001 to June 2003, I was a Post Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Nick Cercone at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. I did my PhD in Information Science at City, University in London, England, with Professor Stephen Robertson.
My major research focuses on the areas of information retrieval, big data and their applications to the Web and medical healthcare. In particular, my research activities focus on: (1) statistical models and machine learning for information retrieval; (2) big data analytics with complex structures; (3) contextual information retrieval and Web personalization; (4) biomedical text retrieval and mining; (5) high accuracy retrieval from terabyte scale data sets; (6) Cross-language and Chinese information retrieval; (7) Web search and mining; (8) decision support for personalized health care.
Three PhD positions available. Students who are interested in pursuing
their PhD and Master degrees with me are encouraged to contact me. My
graduate students should be intelligent, have a strong motivation to conduct
high quality research, have an open and clear mind, and be able to work
diligently and independently. I am also looking for strongly self-motivated
Post Doctoral Fellows in any challenging topics related to information
retrieval. Interested candidates should send me a CV and a statement of