publications

AMA Best Paper Award

Heng Xu and Nan Zhang recently received a Best Paper Award from the Consumer 360° Track of the 2019 American Marketing Association (AMA) Summer Academic Conference for paper “How Much Choice is Too Much? A Machine Learning Based Meta-Analysis of...

SIGMOD Research Highlight Award

Nan Zhang and coauthors (A. Asudeh, J. Augustine, A. Nazi, S. Thirumuruganathan, G. Das and D. Srivastava) recently received a Research Highlight Award from ACM SIGMOD for their paper “Efficient...

How your friends affect your privacy on Twitter

Among the existing solutions for protecting privacy on social media, a popular doctrine is privacy self-management, which asks users to directly control the sharing of their personal information through privacy...

Privacy disparity? Addressing privacy concerns in health disparity research

Background: Most research on identifying and understanding health disparities focused on measurement strategies and analytics design over administrative and survey data. What has received less attention, however, is the complex...

Heng Xu won the Operational Research Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for 2018

Heng Xu was recently awarded The Operational Research Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for 2018 for her paper:

SIGMOD 2019 Paper: Compact Data Representation with Bounded Rank Regret

Selecting the best items in a dataset is a common task in data exploration. However, the concept of “best” lies in the eyes of the beholder - different users may...

National Academies Report on Open Data

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a new report on “Open Science By Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research”, which introduces a framework of...