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Weimao Ke, Ph.D.


Dr. Weimao Ke comes to the iSchool at Drexel from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the School of Information and Library Science, under the supervision of Dr. Javed Mostafa. He earned his Master of Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Bachelor of Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. He worked in the IT industry for many years as a software engineer, information systems developer, technical leader, and project manager.

Dr. Ke's research is centered around information retrieval (IR), particularly the investigation of intelligent systems that support better connection and interaction between people and information. His recent focus is on decentralized IR functions that can adapt and scale in continuously growing and increasingly interconnected information spaces. His broad interests also include complex networks/systems, text mining, information visualization, bibliometrics, machine learning, multi-agent systems, and the notion of information. Dr. Ke's major teaching interests include IR, databases, data mining, software/web development, and complex systems.