Dr. Daniel Zeng is a Professor and Eller Fellow in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. He also holds a researcher position at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University and the B.S. degree in economics and operations research from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. His research interests include intelligence and security informatics, spatial-temporal data analysis, infectious disease informatics, social computing, recommender systems, software agents, and applied operations research and game theory with application in e-commerce and online advertising systems.
He has published one monograph and over 200 peer-reviewed articles. He has also co-edited 19 books and conference proceedings, and chaired 30 technical conferences or workshops including the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), the Biosurveillance and Biosecurity Workshop (BioSecure), and the International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO). He serves on editorial boards of 15 Information Technology and Information Systems related journals. As PI or co-PI, in the past 12 years, he has received research grants with funding amounts totaling about $15 million. He is active in information systems and public health informatics professional activities and is Vice President for Publications Activities for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and past Chair of INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence.