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ChengXiang ("Cheng") Zhai (Short Biography)

Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar
Department of Computer Science
(Also Institute for Genomic Biology, Statistics ,
and School of Information Sciences )
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office: 2116 Siebel Center (directions)
Phone: +1-217-244-4943 Fax: +1-217-265-6494
Email: czhai AT illinois DOT edu

Assistant: Donna Coleman (donnakc AT at DOT uiuc DOT edu, +1-217-244-8837, 2106 SC)

New Book: Text Data Management: A Practical Introduction to Information Retrieval and Text Mining,
by ChengXiang Zhai and Sean Massung, ACM and Morgan & Claypool Publishers, July 2016.

Teaching two MOOCs on Coursera (which use the book above as the main reference book) :
Research Interests: Intelligent Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Biomedical and Health Informatics, Intelligent Educational Systems.

Research Group: TIMAN, DAIS

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