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Wenli Zhang

Title: Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Department: Information Systems

Office: 3215 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-2469




Bio

Wenli Zhang's research interests revolve around the areas of Data Science and Information System Design, especially in developing techniques based on Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Network Analysis, and Distributed Computing for solving real-world problems within the context of healthcare and other business concerns. Her current research focus is on developing innovative information technologies to lower healthcare costs, improve healthcare process, and improve chronic disease control.

Academic History

  • PhD, Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, 2018

Expertise

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Analysis
  • Healthcare Analytics

Awards

Best Dissertation Proposal Award, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS) 2017
Meritorious Mention, Association for Information Systems (AIS) - SIG Health 2016
Best Paper Award, the 6th Chinese Academy of Management Annual Meeting (CAMAM) 2011

Selected Publications

  • Ram, S., Zhang, W., Williams, M., Pengetnze, Y. (2015) "Predicting Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits Using Big Data", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 19 (4):1216-1223. Link to Paper
  • Wenli Zhang, Sudha Ram "A Comprehensive Analysis of Triggers and Risk Factors for Asthma Based on Machine Learning and Large Heterogeneous Data Sources", Management Information Systems Quarterly, Forthcoming, Link to Paper