Contact

Department of Information Technology and Analytics
Kogod School of Business | American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave | Washington DC 20016
(202) 885-1765 | nzhang@american.edu
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Basic Info

Before joining Kogod in 2018, I was a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. From January 2016 to August 2017, I served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), with responsibilities in the Information Integration and Informatics (III), Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), and BIGDATA programs.I received my Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006 and my B.S. from Peking University, China in 2001.

My research on data analytics and information security/privacy has been supported by NSF, Army Research Office, and Qatar Foundation. My work has received several awards, including the NSF CAREER award in 2008, Best Paper Awards from IEEE ICC 2013 and NAS 2010, the Best Student Paper Award from ACM CIKM 2013, and Best Paper Nominations from IEEE ISI 2015 and HICSS 2018. My work on technology transfer was also recognized by the GW Technology Transfer Innovation Price and the first place finish at the GW Business Plan Competition, both in 2012.

Selected Publications

: Journal Articles : Conference Papers : Demos, Posters, Tutorials
Word cloud of my publications

2019

  • Asudeh, A., Nazi, A., Zhang, N., Das, G., & Jagadish, H. (2019). RRR: Rank-Regret Representative. SIGMOD.

2018

  • Alsarkal, Y., Zhang, N., & Xu, H. (2018). Your Privacy Is Your Friend's Privacy: Examining Interdependent Information Disclosure on Online Social Networks. HICSS.
  • Gunasekaran, Y., Rahman, M., Hasani, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2018). DBLOC: Density Based Clustering over LOCation Based Services. SIGMOD. pp. 1697-1700.
  • Asudeh, A., Nazi, A., Augustine, J., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., Das, G., & Srivastava, D. (2018). Leveraging similarity joins for signal reconstruction. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 11, No. 10, pp. 1276-1288.
  • Xu, H., & Zhang, N. (2018). Confidence Levels for Empirical Research Using Twitter Data. Proceedings of the APA Technology, Mind, and Society Conference.

2017

  • Asudeh, A., Nazi, A., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2017). Efficient computation of regret-ratio minimizing set: A compact maxima representative. SIGMOD. pp. 821-834.
  • Rahman, M., Liu, W., Suhaim, S., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2017). Density based clustering over location based services. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). pp. 461-469.
  • Lin, J., Yu, W., Zhang, N., Yang, X., Zhang, H., & Zhao, W. (2017). A survey on internet of things: Architecture, enabling technologies, security and privacy, and applications. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 1125-1142.

2016

  • Zhou, Z., Zhang, N., Gong, Z., & Das, G. (2016). Faster random walks by rewiring online social networks on-the-fly. ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS). Vol. 40, No. 4,
  • Asudeh, A., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2016). Discovering the skyline of web databases. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 600-611.
  • Asudeh, A., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2016). Query reranking as a service. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 9, No. 11, pp. 888-899.
  • Rahman, M., Suhaim, S., Liu, W., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2016). Analoc: Efficient analytics over location based services. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). pp. 1366-1369.
  • O’neill, L., Dexter, F., & Zhang, N. (2016). The risks to patient privacy from publishing data from clinical anesthesia studies. Anesthesia & Analgesia. Vol. 122, No. 6, pp. 2017-2027.

2015

  • Nazi, A., Zhou, Z., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Walk, not wait: Faster sampling over online social networks. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 678-689.
  • Nazi, A., Thirumuruganathan, S., Hristidis, V., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Answering Complex Queries in an Online Community Network. ICWSM. pp. 662-665.
  • Liu, W., Rahman, M., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Aggregate estimations over location based services. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 1334-1345.
  • Rahman, M., Liu, W., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Privacy implications of database ranking. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 1106-1117.
  • Zhou, Z., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Leveraging history for faster sampling of online social networks. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 1034-1045.
  • Lu, Y., Thirumuruganathan, S., Zhang, N., & Das, G. (2015). Hidden Database Research and Analytics (HYDRA) System.. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 84-102.

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Selected Recent Professional Services


Teaching

Previously, I taught the following undergraduate and graduate courses at Penn State, GWU, and UTA:

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