DANIEL DAJUN ZENG

Professor, Management Information Systems
Eller College of Management
The University of Arizona
(On leave; affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences)


CONTACT
  • Email: zeng@email.arizona.edu
  • Office Phone: +1 (520) 621-4614 Location: McClelland Hall 430K
  • FAX: +1 (520) 621-2433
  • Postal Address: Department of MIS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Administration, Dec. 1998, Graduate School of Industrial Administration (renamed Tepper School of Business) and The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.S. in Industrial Administration, 1994, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S. in Operations Research/Economics with minor in Computer Science, 1990, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
TEACHING
  • MIS 301: Data Structures and Algorithms, University of Arizona, Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • MIS 438/538: Software Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, University of Arizona, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2005.
  • MIS 611A: Design Science Research Methodologies, University of Arizona, Spring 2006.
  • Production I, Carnegie Mellon University, Summer 1997.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Software Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Collaborative Information and Knowledge Management, Recommender Systems
  • Digital Economic Institutions, Automated Negotiation and Auction
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis and Online Surveillance, Intelligence and Security Informatics
  • Distributed Optimization, Process Management and Learning
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Honeywell Fellow in MIS, 2001--2004
  • Fourteenth Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'04) Best Paper Award
  • 2004 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS-2004) SIGDSS Best Paper Award
  • MIS Undergraduate Professor of the Year, MISA, 2002--2003
  • Teacher of the Year, MISA, 1999--2000
  • Hong Kong Yilida Academic Achievement Award, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 1990
  • Hua Xin Award, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 1988
RESEARCH GRANTS
  • co-PI, NSF ITR Grant, "A National Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease Informatics," 2004--2009
  • co-PI, NSF Grant EIA-9983304, "Developing A National Infectious Disease Information Infrastructure," 2003--2004
  • co-PI, NSF Grant EIA-0326348, "ITR: COPLINK Center for Intelligence and Security Informatics Research--A Crime Data Mining Approach to Developing Border Safe Research," 2003--2005
  • co-PI, NSF Grant DUE-0226344, "An Active Object-Based Digital Library for Microeconomics Education," 2002--2004
  • PI, University of Arizona Eller College of Business and Public Administration, Proposition 301 Electronic Commerce Grant, "Off-the-shelf Agents: Coordinating Bidding Activities Across Markets," 2002--2003.
  • PI, NSF Grant IIS0114011, "ITR/IM(IDM): Developing A Collaborative Information and Knowledge Management Infrastructure," 2001--2004
  • PI, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (supplement to the NSF ITR grant IIS0114011), 2002--2004.
  • co-PI, University of Arizona Internet Technology and Commerce Institute Planning Grant, "Internet-Based Data Mining and Customer Relationship Management Techniques," 2002.
  • co-PI, External Acquisition Research Program, "Web-enabled Automated Acquisition: Design and Experiments," 2000--2001
  • PI, The University of Arizona Foundation Small Grant, "Developing Software Agents for Strategic Decision Tasks," 1999--2000
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Efficient Scheduling of Periodic Information Monitoring Requests, with M. Dror and H. Chen, accepted for publication in European Journal of Operational Research.
  • Intelligence and Security Informatics for Homeland Security: Information, Communication, and Transportation, with H. Chen and F.-Y. Wang, appeared in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 329--341, December, 2004.
  • Disease Informatics and Outbreak Detection, with H. Chen, M. Eidson, I. Gotham, and C. Lynch, Chapter 13, in "Advances in Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine," edited by H. Chen, S. Fuller, and A. McCray, to be published by Springer-Verlag.
  • Efficient Web Content Delivery Using Proxy Caching Techniques, with F.-Y. Wang and M. Liu, appeared in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 270--280, August, 2004.
  • Coordination of Purchasing and Bidding Activities Across Posted Offer and Auction Markets, with J. Cox and M. Dror, accepted for publication in Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management.
  • Intelligence and Security Informatics, Second Symposium, ISI 2004 Proceedings, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 3073, edited with H. Chen, R. Moore, and J. Leavitt. June 2004.
  • Intelligence and Security Informatics, First NSF/NIJ Symposium, ISI 2003 Proceedings, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 2665, edited with H. Chen, R. Miranda, C. Demchak, J. Schroeder, and T. Madhusudan. June 2003.
  • Process-Driven Collaboration Support for Intra-Agency Crime Analysis, with L. Zhao, H. Bi, H. Chen, C. Lin, and M. Chau, to appear in Decision Support Systems, the Special Issue on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2005.
  • A Unified Recommendation Framework Based on Probabilistic Relational Models, with Z. Huang and H. Chen, in Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'04), Washington, DC, December, 2004.
  • A Comparative Study of Spatio-Temporal Hotspot Analysis Techniques in Security Informatics, with W. Chang and H. Chen, in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Washington, DC, Oct 03--05, 2004.
  • A Link Analysis Approach to Recommendation with Sparse Data, with Z. Huang and H. Chen, in Proceedings of 2004 Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York City, NY, August 05--08, 2004. This paper won the SIGDSS best paper award at AMCIS 2004.
  • Does Higher Data Accuracy Produce Higher Prediction Accuracy?, with I. Gelman and D. Pingry, in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Data and Information Quality (DIQ), in conjunction with CAiSE 04, The 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 2004.
  • Towards A National Infectious Disease Information Infrastructure: A Case Study in West Nile Virus and Botulism, with H. Chen, L. Tseng, C. Larson, M. Eidson, I. Gotham, C. Lynch, and M. Ascher, in Proceedings of the Fifth Annual National Conference on Digital Government Research, Seattle, Washington, May 24--26, 2004.
  • Evaluating an Infectious Disease Information Sharing and Analysis Systems, with P. Hu, H. Chen, C. Larson, W. Chang, and L. Tseng, in "Intelligence and Security Informatics," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI-2005), to be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3495.
  • West Nile Virus and Botulism Portal: A Case Study in Infectious Disease Informatics, with H. Chen, L. Tseng, C. Larson, M. Eidson, I. Gotham, C. Lynch, and M. Ascher, in "Intelligence and Security Informatics," Proceedings of ISI-2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 28--41, Vol.~3073, Springer, 2004.
  • Effective Role Resolution in Workflow Management, with J.L. Zhao, accepted for publication in INFORMS Journal on Computing.
  • Applying Associative Retrieval Techniques to Alleviate the Sparsity Problem in Recommender Systems, with Z. Huang and H. Chen, appeared in ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Vol 22, No 1, pp. 116--142. January, 2004.
  • Web Caching: A Way to Improve Web QoS , with M. Liu and F.-Y. Wang, appeared in Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol 19, No 2. March, 2004.
  • Coordination of Purchasing and Bidding Activities Across Markets, with J. Cox and M. Dror, appeared in the Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-37), Big Island, Hawaii, January 5--8, 2004.
  • Bundle Procurement Across Multiple Posted-Price Markets, appeared in the Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Workshop On Information Technology and Systems (WITS'03), Seattle, Washington, December 13--14, 2003.
  • Testing A Cancer Meta Spider, with H. Chen, H. Fan, and M. Chau, appeared in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol 59, pp. 755--776, 2004.
  • Decentralized Resource Management in Autonomic Systems, with M. Therani and M. Dror, appeared in Proceedings of the Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2003 AI and Autonomic Computing Workshop, August, 2003.
  • Randomized Distributed Access to Mutually Exclusive Resources, with M. Dror, B. Hartman, and G. Knotts, accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences.
  • COPLINK Agent: An Architecture for Information Monitoring and Sharing in Law Enforcement, with H. Chen, D. Daspit, S. Fu, S. Nandiraju, M. Chau, and C. Lin, appeared in Intelligence and Security Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2665, pp. 281--295, Springer, 2003.
  • Storage Allocation in Prefetching Techniques of Web Caches (extended abstract), with F.-Y. Wang and S. Ram, appeared in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'03), San Diego, June 9--12, 2003.
  • Intelligent Agents and Their Applications in E-Commerce, with M. Nissen, appeared in The Internet Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.
  • Batching Techniques for Task Allocation in Workflow Systems---Towards Effective Role Resolution, with J.L. Zhao, appeared in Optimization and Computation in the Network Era, Proceedings of Eighth INFORMS Computing Society Conference, H. Bhargava and N. Ye (editors), January, 2003.
  • COPLINK: Managing Law Enforcement Data and Knowledge, with H. Chen, H. Atabakhsh, W. Wyzga, and J. Schroeder, appeared in Communications of ACM the special issue on digital government, January, 2003.
  • Design and Evaluation of A Multi-agent Collaborative Web Mining System, with M. Chau, H. Chen, M. Huang, and D. Hendriawan, appeared in Decision Support Systems, Vol 35, No 1, pp. 167--183, 2003.
  • CI Spider: A Tool for Competitive Intelligence on the Web, with H. Chen and M. Chau, appeared in Decision Support Systems, Vol 34, No 1, pp. 1--17, 2003.
  • Achieving Software Flexibility via Intelligent Workflow Techniques, with J.L. Zhao, appeared in Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, January, 2002.
  • Efficient and Scalable Query Planning in Distributed Open Environments, with S. Ram, V. Khatri, and L. Zhang, appeared in Proceedings of WITS 2001, November, 2001.
  • GeoCosm: A Semantics-Based Approach for Information Integration of Geospatial Data, with S. Ram, V. Khatri, and L. Zhang, appeared in the Proceedings of the Workshop on Data Semantics in Web Information Systems (DASWIS2001), Editors: Kamal Karlapalem and Mukesh Mohania, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2465, pp. 152-165, Springer.
  • MetaSpider: Meta-Searching and Categorization on the Web, with H. Chen, H. Fan, and M. Chau, appeared in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol 52, No 13, pp. 1134-1147, 2001.
  • Managing Flexibility for Inter-organizational Electronic Commerce, appeared in Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Vol 1, No. 2, pp. 33-51, 2001.
  • The Design and Experimentation of Agent-based Procurement Systems, with O. Sheng and B. Wilson, appeared in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce, November, 2000.
  • Agent-Facilitated Real-Time Flexible Supply Chain Structuring, with K. Sycara, appeared in Proceedings of Agents-99 Workshop on Agent-based Decision-Support for Managing the Internet-Enabled Supply-Chain, 1999.
  • Benefits of Learning in Negotiation, with K. Sycara, appeared in International Journal of Human Computer Systems, Vol. 48, pp. 125-141, 1998.
  • Coordination of Multiple Intelligent Software Agents, with K. Sycara, appeared in International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 181-211, 1996.
  • Distributed Intelligent Agents, with K. Sycara, K. Decker, A. Pannu, and M. Williamson, appeared in IEEE Expert, Vol, 11, No. 6, pp. 36-46, 1996.
  • Using Case-Based Reasoning to Acquire User Scheduling Preferences that Change over Time, with K. Sycara and K. Miyashita, appeared in the Proceedings of the Eleventh IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications (CAIA '95), Los Angeles, 1995.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Publicity Chair, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control, Tucson, Arizona, March, 2005.
  • Program Co-Chair, The IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI-2005), Atlanta, Georgia, May, 2005.
  • Chair, invited session on security informatics, The Third International Workshop on e-Business (WeB), Washington, DC, December, 2004.
  • Co-Chair, invited session on ITS and Intelligence Security Informatics, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Council (ITSC) Conference, Washington, DC, October, 2004.
  • Symposium Co-Chair, The Second Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, June, 2004.
  • Treasurer, ACM and IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Tucson, Arizona, June, 2004.
  • Program Co-Chair, The First NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, June, 2003.
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Database Management, 2001--present.
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 2004--present.
  • Co-Chair, Mini Symposium on Intelligent Web Caching for E-Businesses, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference, 2001
  • Member, Program Committee: EMMSAD 05, INFORMS CIST 2005, INFORMS CIST 2004, WITS 2004, EMMSAD 2004, WeB 2004, WeB 2003, WITS 2003, ICEC 2003, EMMSAD 2003, IRMA 2003, EMMSAD 2002, IEEE SMC 2001, WITS 2001, Autonomous Agents 1999.
  • Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, 2005---2007.
  • Member, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Technical Committee on Intelligence and Security Informatics in Transportation Systems, June 2004---present.
  • Vice President for Technical Activities, Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST-USA), January 2005---present.
  • President, Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Arizona Chapter (CAST-AZ), December 2003---December 2004.

URL: http://eller.arizona.edu/~zeng/ (Last updated 20-May-2006)