Data Science Research

Data Science Research at the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University explores very large data sources including selection of data and evaluation of information quality, and application of techniques related to data mining, visual analytics, social-media trend spotting, human-computer interaction, data analysis, and information policy. Our Data Science faculty regularly publish in the top journals and conferences in the discipline and work closely with students and industry to develop state-of-the-art research in theory and applications.

Associated Faculty

  • Pragati Awasthi: Machine Learning and applications

  • Yuan An: Conceptual modeling, schema and ontology mapping, information integration, knowledge representation, requirements engineering, healthcare information systems, semantic web

  • David E. Breen: Computer-aided design, biomedical image informatics, geometric modeling and self-organization

  • Chaomei Chen: Information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, network analysis and modeling, scientific discovery, science mapping, scientometrics, citation analysis, human-computer interaction

  • Michael Ekstrand: Recommender systems, information retrieval, algorithmic fairness, social impact of technology, AI ethics

  • Jane Greenberg: Metadata, ontological engineering, data science, knowledge organization, information retrieval

  • Xiaohua Tony Hu: Data mining, text mining, Web searching and mining, information retrieval, bioinformatics and healthcare informatics

  • Weimao Ke: Information retrieval (IR), distributed systems, intelligent filtering/recommendation, information visualization, network science, complex systems, machine learning, text/data mining, multi-agent systems

  • Mat Kelly: Web archives, metadata, digital humanities, archival privacy

  • Xia Lin: Digital libraries, information visualization, knowledge mapping, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments

  • Danuta A. Nitecki: Library metrics and use in management, library as place, and academic library service models

  • Jung-ran Park: Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata) computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics

  • Alex Poole: Archives and records, digital curation, digital humanities, and diversity, equity, inclusivity (DEI), and social justice.

  • Afsaneh Razi: Human-computer interaction, Social Computing, human-centered AI, Privacy, Ethics, Online Safety, language processing

  • Shadi Rezapour: Computational social science; natural language processing; network analysis; human-centered data science; computational linguistics

  • Michelle L. Rogers: Human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, human factors engineering, socio-technical systems, health services research, patient safety

  • Bo Song: Data mining, bioinformatics, big data analytics, and knowledge discovery

  • John Seberger: Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Computing, Social Informatics, Privacy

  • Aleksandra Sarcevic: Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics; crisis informatics; social analysis of information & communications technology (ICT)

  • Bhupesh Shetty: Process pattern mining, data mining, operations management, sports analytics, information systems, machine learning and applications

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

  • Lei Wang: Biomedical data science, machine learning, deep learning, neuroimaging processing & analytics, natural language processing, simulation modeling

  • Erjia Yan: Network science, information analysis and retrieval, scholarly communication methods and applications

  • Christopher C. Yang: Healthcare informatics, social media analytics, knowledge discovery, Web search and mining, recommendation systems, pharmacovigilance, drug repositioning, electronic commerce, intelligence and security informatics