Jin Zhang

Professor

Education

Ph.D., School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., School of Library and Information Science, Wuhan University
B.S., School of Library and Information Science, Wuhan University

Research Interests

Dr. Jin Zhang has a PhD from School of Information Sciences, the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Department of Information Science, Wuhan University, China. His research interests include visualization for information retrieval, information retrieval algorithms, metadata, digital libraries, transaction log analysis, consumer health informatics, human and computer interaction, social media, and search engine evaluation. He has taught Information Retrieval, Research Methods, and Information Technology. He has published in such information science journals as the Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing and Management, the Journal of Information Science, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Scientometics, Journal of Information Resources Management, Journal of Documentation, Online Information Review, Health Information and Libraries Journal, and the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. One of His books, “Visualization for Information Retrieval” was published by Springer in 2008. The book is in the Information Retrieval Series of Springer.

Courses Taught

410 Database Information Retrieval Systems
591 Introduction to Research Methods in Information Studies
781 Library Automation
783 Information Storage and Retrieval
788 System Analysis and Design
971 Doctoral Information Retrieval Seminar
904 Doctoral Seminar: Quantitative Research Methods

Sample Publications

Zhang, J. (2008). Visualization for Information Retrieval. Springer.

Zhang, J., Zhai, S., Stevenson, J., and Xia, L. (2016). Optimization of the Subject Directory in a Government Agriculture Department Web Portal, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(6), 2166-2180.

Zhang, J., Zhai, S., Liu, H., and Stevenson, J. (2016). Social Network Analysis on a Topic Based Navigation Guidance System in a Public Health Portal, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(5), 1068-1088.

Zhang, J., Wolfram, D., & Wang, P. (2009). Analysis of query keywords of sports-related queries using visualization and clustering. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(8), 1550-1571.