Xun Zhou     Xun Zhou
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Analytics
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 Business Analytics, Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa. He has a joint appointment at the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3), and is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI), and the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program. 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.

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My general research interests include spaito-temporal big data analytics and mining, spatial databases, and GIS. Specifically, I'm interested in using data mining, machine learning, and other analytical methods to address societal application questions related to smart cities, urban intelligence, sustainability and public safety.

Major Research Topics by Application:
  1. Urban Intelligence and Smart Cities
  2. Public Safety
  3. Location-based business problems
  4. Climate, environment and sustainability
Funded Research Projects:
  1. Xun Zhou (PI), Cara Hamann (Co-PI), Steven Spears(Co-PI). Understanding Bicyclists' Behaviors Through Learning from Big Trip Data. SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center, University of Iowa. $60,000. 7/1/2019 - 12/31/2020.
  2. 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. 7/1/2016-6/30/2019.
  3. 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. $12,000, June 2016.

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My research has been supported by National Science Foundation, NVIDIA Corporation, and the Safer-Sim University Transportation Center.