Xun Zhou     Xun Zhou
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Sciences
Tippie College of Business
The University of Iowa

S280 John Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

E-mail: xun-zhou@uiowa.edu
Homepage: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/xzhou/

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Dr. Xun Zhou is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa. He is also part of the Iowa Informatics Initiative and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI). Xun received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in June 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Shashi Shekhar. Prior to that, he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees both in Computer Science and Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He was advised by Prof. Jianzhong Li during Master study.


I'm looking for students to work on topics in spatial computing and data mining. Interested students are invited to talk to me (if on campus) or contact me with your CV. Desired background: Major in CS/EE/MIS or related disciplines. Research Assistant (RA) position in spatial computing and data mining available from Fall 2016.

Current Students and Research Assistants:


My general research interests include spaito-temporal big data analytics and mining, spatial databases, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Specifically, I'm interested in exploring non-trivial, potentially useful but previously unknown patterns in spatial and spatiotemporal data, and designing efficient algorithms for the discovery of such patterns. Part of my research focused on spatiotemporal change footprint pattern discovery (i.e., where and when changes occur). Related applications include detecting climate and environemntal changes (e.g., decrease of rainfall, deforestation, and urban sprawl) from data to facilitate the understanding of climate change. I'm also inerested in discovering events or changes in sociental application datasets such as public health, public safety, and transportation data.

Research Topics by Application:
  1. Spatio-temporal Mining on Earth Science and Climate Data
  2. Spatio-temporal Urban Data Analytics for Better Sustainability
  3. Spatio-temporal Mining on Public Safety Data

Funded Research Projects:
  1. Xun Zhou (PI), "CRII: III: Discovering Complex Change Footprint Patterns on Spatio-temporal Big Data for Urban Sustainability", NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII), $155,767. July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.
  2. Xun Zhou (PI) and Zubair Shafiq (PI), "Heterogeneous Network Data Analytics to Improve Urban Sustainability". Summer Interdisciplinary Research Grant 2016, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa. $6000/PI, June 2016.

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My research is supported by National Science Foundation and NVIDIA Corporation.