Yi-fang (Brook) Wu, PhD, is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Since joining NJIT in 2001, she has been developing algorithms and applications in understanding relationships between textual entities in semi- or unstructured documents. Her main research areas are in information extraction, information retrieval, text mining, and digital libraries. She is currently working on projects using statistical methods to predict reading levels of written text.
Wu has co-edited a 2-volume text mining handbook published by IGI, and has published nearly 40 journal and conference proceedings. Her work on predicting distance learning students' performance with keyword density analysis won a best paper award from 2004 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). She is also part of the digital library research team which has received more than $2.5 million in funding from National Science Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Wu received her doctorate in information science from the State University of New York at Albany in 2001.
Topics: information extraction, information retrieval, text mining, digital libraries, document classification
Last update: March 2, 2010