Heng Xu
Associate Professor

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State University

Dr. Heng Xu is a tenured associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. She leads the Privacy Assurance Lab (PAL), an inter-disciplinary research group working on a diverse set of projects related to understanding and assuring information privacy. She is also the associate director of the Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy and Trust (LIONS Center) at Penn State.

Dr. Xu is currently on a temporary rotation as a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation for Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

Her current research focus is on the interplay between social and technological issues associated with information privacy. She approaches privacy issues through a combination of empirical, theoretical, and technical research efforts. Her research projects have been dealing with individuals' information privacy concerns and behaviors, strategic management of organizational privacy and security practices, and design and empirical evaluations of privacy-enhancing technologies. At Penn State, she teaches courses on security and risk analysis, integration of privacy and security, human information behavior, and organizational informatics. Her interdisciplinary research and education have been sponsored by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Security Agency.

Yilu Zhou
Associate Professor

The Gabelli School of Business

Fordham University

Yilu Zhou, Ph.D.,is an associate professor of Information Systems in the School of Business at Fordham University. Her research interests include business intelligence, computational data analytics, text mining, multilingual knowledge discovery and human computer interaction. Most specifically, she investigates and explores computational, intelligent and automatic ways to discover interesting and useful patterns in news articles, websites, forum and other social media. Before joining Fordham, she was an assistant professor of Information Systems and Technology Management in the School of Business at George Washington University (GWU). Dr. Zhou received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona where she was also a research associate at the Artificial Intelligence Lab. She received her BS in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Yilu has published in academic journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, IEEE Intelligent Systems and Decision Support Systems. Dr. Zhou has served as program co-chair and program a committee member for various conferences and workshops, such as INFORMS Data Mining and Health Informatics Workshop. She has served as guest editor for Information Systems Frontiers, Special Issue on Terrorism Informatics. She is a recipient of an NSF grant to study mobile app maturity rating for children. She has taught various courses related to business intelligence, data management and business programming.

Current Members

 Shaoying(Nina) Tang

Former MSBA student in the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

 Liyuan(Leon) Zhang

Currently a MSBA student in the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

 Yiting Cai

Former MSBA student in the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

 Amy Jiang

Former MSSD student in the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

 Tianyang(William) Zhang (Developer)

Full stack Developer, Data Scientist. Graduated from MSBA, the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University in 2016

Mei Yen Wong

She studied fashion design and fashion marketing and management, worked as a fashion designer before pursuing a career and Master of Science in Business Analytics. She first discovered the method of using data to forecast fashion trends while preparing for a class project in fashion school. Her interest in the subject was to quantify qualitative values like mood, style and personality to capture the artful value of the industry.

 Jiawen (Jenny) Zhou

Currently a MSBA student in the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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