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Il-Yeol Song

Professor and PhD Program Director

Information Science

Song's research focuses on the practical application of modeling & design theory to real-world problems. His current research areas include conceptual modeling, data warehousing, big data technologies and analytics, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, healthcare informatics and smart health.

Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, Louisiana State University, August 1988.
  • MS, Systems Sciences, Louisiana State University, December 1984.
  • BS, Nuclear Engineering, Han-Yang University, Seoul, Korea, March 1975.

Research/Teaching Interests

Conceptual modeling, data warehousing, big data technologies and analytics, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, healthcare informatics, smart health

Select Publications

  • Sergio Lujan-Mora, Juan Trujillo, and Il-Yeol Song, (2006). “A UML Profile for Multidimensional Modeling in Data Warehouses.Data & Knowledge Engineering. V. 59, pp725-769, December 2006. (THE MOST WIDELY CITED paper among all the papers published in DKE between 2006 to July 2011, SCOPUS).
  • Ornsiri Thonggoom, Il-Yeol Song, and Yuan An, “Semi-Automatic Conceptual Data Modeling Using Entity and Relationship Instance Repositories”, in the Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2011), Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2011, pp. 219-232.
  • James Dullea, Il-Yeol Song, and Ioanna Lamprou. “An Analysis of Structural Validity in Entity-Relationship Modeling," Data and Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 47, No.3, 2003, pp. 167-205.
  • Il-Yeol Song, Kurt Yano, Juan Trujillo and Sergio Luján-Mora. “A Taxonomic Class Modeling Methodology for Object-Oriented Analysis," In Information Modeling Methods and Methodologies, Advanced Topics in Databases Series, Ed. (J Krostige, T. Halpin, K. Siau), Idea Group Publishing, 2004, pp. 216-240.
  • Trevor H. Jones and Il-Yeol Song. "Analysis of Binary/Ternary Cardinality Combinations in Entity-Relationship Modeling," Data & Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 1(1996), pp. 39-64.

Grant Awards

  • Co-PI of NSF I/UCRC, Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) for ULL and Drexel, $675K (275K to Drexel and 400K to ULL), 02/15/2012-01/31/2017), Drexel (PI: Xiaohua (Tony) Hu, Co-PIs: Yuan An, Il-Yeol Song, and Lisa Ulmer); ULL (PI: Vijay Raghavan, Co-PIs: Ramesh Kolluru, Carolina Cruz-Neira; Ryan Benton; Raju Gottumukkala).
  • Acquisition of OLAP software called TARGIT 100 licenses for 3 years, $200,000. Jan. 2012-Dec 31, 2014. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013.
  • Elected as an ER Fellow in 2012 from the Steering Committee of International Conferences on Conceptual Modeling (ER Conference).
  • Most Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, June 2011.
  • Christian R. and Mary Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Drexel University, May 2001.
  • Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at Graduate Level, Drexel University, May 2000.
  • Drexel Exemplary Teaching Award, Drexel University, October 6, 1992.
  • THE MOST WIDELY CITED paper among all the papers published in Data & Knowledge Engineering between 2006 to July 2011, SCOPUS, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505608/description#description). (Sergio Luján-Mora, Juan Trujillo, and Il-Yeol Song, (2006). “A UML Profile for Multidimensional Modeling in Data Warehouses.” Data & Knowledge Engineering. V. 59, pp725-769, December 2006.)

Professional Activities & Associations

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE). (2007-Present)
  • Steering Committee chair for ER conferences (2010-2012).
  • Steering Committee member for International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp) (2013-Present).
  • Steering Committee member for International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) (1995-2011).
  • Founded and chaired ACM International Workshop on Data Warehousing and Online Analytic Processing (DOLAP) (1998-present)
  • Chaired more than 20 int’l conferences and workshops (CIKM1999, ER2003, BP-UML2006, DAWAK2007-2008, CIKM2009, DESRIST 2009, MODIC2012, MOBID2013-2014, etc)
  • Editorial board of 5 other journals (DKE, JDM, IJDS, IJECR, IJDFSL)
  • Affiliated Professor, School of EE & CS, Division of Computer Science, KAIST, Korea 92008-Present)