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Professor Wei Lu             Professor Jim Jansen

Prof. Wei Lu is a distinguished professor and the dean of the School of Information Management, Wuhan University. He has published more than 100 papers on AAAI, SIGIR, JASIST, IP&M, JOI, and other journals. He is the PI or co-PI of more than 50 research projects such as the Major Project of the National Social Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Plan Project, etc. He has obtained more than ten national standards, invention patents and software copyrights and developed the question answering robot RobertAI, the academic information smart processing platform ScienceAI, the public opinion system WHU-POMS, etc. He has won Scientific Research Achievement Award of Colleges and Universities of the Ministry of Education in China, Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award of Hubei Province, Scientific and Technological Information Achievement of Hubei Province and many other awards.

Prof. Jim Jansen is a Principal Scientist in the Social Computing Group of the Qatar Computing Research Institute leading a research team working on automatic segmentation of user data (see He is a graduate of West Point and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. Professor Jansen is editor-in-chief of the journal, Information Processing & Management and former editor-in-chief of Internet Research. He has received several awards and honors, including an ACM Research Award, six application development awards, a product innovation award, and a university-level teaching award, along with other writing, publishing, research, teaching, and leadership honors. Dr. Jansen has authored or co-authored 350 or so research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary range of journals and conferences. He is the author of the book, Data-Driven Personas (Morgan Claypool).