Yilu Zhou

Business faculty - Yilu Zhou

Associate Professor
Information, Technology, and Operations
Joined Fordham: 2013

Program Director, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Information Technology 

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 407,
New York, NY 10023

Email: [email protected]

  • Yilu Zhou, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Gabelli School of Business. Her research interests include business intelligence, web/text/data 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, web sites, forums and other social media.

    Before joining Fordham University, Dr. Zhou was an assistant professor at George Washington University. She received a Ph.D. in management information systems at the University of Arizona, where she also was a research associate at the Artificial Intelligence Lab. She received her BS in computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

    Dr. Zhou has published work in academic journals including the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, IEEE Intelligent Systems and Decision Support Systems. She has taught various courses related to business intelligence, data management and business programming. Currently, she teaches Web Analytics and Text Analytics in the master's of business analytics program at Fordham. She also taught Database and Data Warehousing for M.B.A. students, and Business Programming for graduate and undergraduate students, in the past.

    • Ph.D.: Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, 2006
    • Bachelor's: B.S., Computer Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, 2001
    • Big data analytics
    • Web, text and data mining
    • Social media mining
    • Business intelligence
    • Multilingual and multicultural issues
    • Human-computer interactions
    • Chen, Y., Xu, H., Zhou, Y. and Zhu, S., "Is This App Safe for Children? A Comparison Study on Maturity Ratings on Android and iOS Applications," 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13-17 May, 2013.
    • Li, X., Y., Zhou, Li, J. and Zhang, P., "Improving Sentiment Analysis by Global Feature Dimension and Parameter Optimization in Support Vector Machines," Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Orlando, FL, USA, December 15-16, 2012.
    • Chen, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhu, S. and Xu, H., "Detecting Offensive Languages in Social Media to Protect Adolescent Online Safety" 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 3-5, 2012.
    • Xue, Y. and Zhou, Y., "SoM-AGA: Social Media Text Mining for Cultural Difference Study," Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Shanghai, China, December 3-4, 2011.
    • Zhou, Y. and Zhang, Y., "A Text Mining Model for Strategic Alliance Discovery," Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Shanghai, China, December 3-4, 2011.
    • Zeng, D., Zhou, H., Zhou, Y. and Wang, F. Y., "Combining Opinion Mining with Social Network Analysis in Opinion Leader Identification," Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Shanghai, China, December 3-4, 2011.
    • Deng, S., Zhang, P. and Zhou, Y., "Turning Unstructured and Incoherent Group Discussion into DATree: A TBL Coherence Analysis Approach," International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, 2011.
    • Zhou, Y., Zhang, Y. and Vonortas, N., "A Text Mining Model for Strategic Alliance Discovery," 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, HI, USA, 2011.
    • Qin, J., Zhou, Y. and Chen, H., "A Multi-Region Empirical Study on the Internet Presence of Global Extremist Organizations," Information Systems Frontiers, Special Issue on Terrorism Informatics, 13(1), 75-88 (2011).
    • Chau, M., Wong, C. H., Zhou, Y., Qin, J. and Chen, H., "Evaluating the Use of Search Engine Development Tools in IT Education," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 61(2), 288-299 (2010).
    • Zhou, Y., Huang, F. and Chen, H., "Combining Probability Models and Web Mining Models: A Framework for Proper Name Transliteration," Information Technology & Management (ITM), 9(2), 91-103 (2008).
    • Chau, M., Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Tseng, C. and Chen, H., "SpidersRUs: Creating Specialized Search Engines in Multiple Languages," Decision Support Systems (DSS), Special Issue on Multilingual Knowledge Management, 45(3), 621-640 (2008).