IS Department welcomes new faculty in Data Science

The faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Haihua Chen to the Department of Information Science. Chen joins the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Data Science.

Haihua Chen
              Haihua Chen

Chen devotes his passion to applied data science, data quality, information retrieval, natural language processing and text mining. One of his main research objectives is to build high-performance and reliable intelligent systems by improving data quality and developing effective machine learning models. He focuses his research on high-risk areas that directly affect people's daily lives (such as medical, legal, cyber security) and is passionate about developing useful AI systems for humans. In addition to data quality, he is also interested in applying computation methods such as machine learning and natural language processing to solve information problems.

Haihua received his Ph.D. in Information Science with a concentration in Data Science from the Department in January this year. Prior to that, he received his Master's degree in Information Science from Wuhan University, China in 2017 and his Bachelor's degree in Information Management from Central China Normal University in 2014.

“I have enjoyed my four years and six months in the Information Science Ph.D. Program at UNT, and I am excited to continue my career in the Department of Information Science," said Chen. “I will work with other data science faculty members to help build stronger data science programs in the department.”

Haihua has co-authored more than 20 publications in academic venues in both Information Science and Computer Science, including top journals such as information Sciences, information Processing & Management, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and others. He is currently the guest editor of two peer-reviewed journals Frontiers in Big Data and Information Discovery & Delivery, and is co-editing two special issues on data quality. He has also been a reviewer for 11 different journals and a PC member of international conferences such as IEEE ICSC, IEEE COMPSAC, JCDL and others. He is an active member of academic associations such as ACM, IEEE, SIGIR, ASIS&T, and AAAI.

Chen will teach INFO 5502- Analytic Tools, Techniques and Methods and INFO 5731-Computational Methods for Information Systems in spring 2022.