Nan Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Technology and Analytics
Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington DC
Since joining Kogod as a Professor in 2018, my research has focused on the proper use of data analytics and machine learning to understand people’s preferences and behavior, especially pertaining to important business and regulatory decisions.
Pennsylvania State University
After serving at the NSF, I had a (relatively) short stint as a Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.
National Science Foundation
As a program director at the National Science Foundation, my job was to facilitate and manage research projects in fields such as data management and analytics, information privacy, etc.
George Washington University
I ascended the academic career ladder during my nine years at the George Washington University, serving as an assistant, associate, and then full professor of computer science.
University of Texas at Arlington
I started my academic career as an assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington.
Texas A&M University
I received my Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. My Ph.D. research focused on the issue of privacy protection in data mining, data analytics, and information sharing.
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on knowledge and Data Engineering (2016 - Present); Guest Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly, EPJ Data Science (Special Issue).
Program Committee Co-Chair for Intl Conf on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM 2016), IEEE Symp on Privacy-Aware Computing (PAC 2018), IEEE Intl Conf on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2020). Finance Chair for ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD 2018).
Working Group Co-Chair
for Privacy Research & Development Federal Inter-Agency Working Group, which was tasked with implementing a framework for coordinating federally-funded privacy research and development to support the National Privacy Research Strategy.
Sponsored Research Projects
See my CV for a list of recently completed research projects.
See my CV for my earlier publications before 2019.