Chih Hao Ku (Justin)
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Information Systems
 Phone: 216-687-4755
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Information Visualization, Web Analytics
Ph.D., Information Systems & Technology, Claremont Graduate University, 2012
M.S., Information Systems & Technology, Claremont Graduate University, 2008
Brief Bio:
Dr. Chih Hao Ku received his Ph.D. in Information Systems & Technology at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on (1) how to apply Natural Language Processing techniques to identify relevant information, (2) how to turn big data into useful and actionable knowledge for decision-makers, and (3) how to apply visualization techniques to present a large amount of data. His work appears in leading Information Systems, Information Science, Business, and Tourism journals, including Journal of MIS (JMIS), Information & Management (I&M), Tourism Management, International Journal of Information Management (IJIM), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Business Research (JBR), Journal of Information Systems (JIS), Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), and in the major IS conferences such as HICSS and AMICS among others. Dr. Ku is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS).

Before coming to Cleveland State, he was a tenured Associate Professor and IT Discipline Coordinator in the College of Business & Information Technology at Lawrence Technological University.
Honors and Awards:
- Lawrence Tech. University Presidential Bonus Award, 2016
- A Full Scholarship to the ISSA International Conference, Metro-Atlanta ISSA Board of Directors, 2013
- Travel Award Winner, Claremont Graduate University, 2008
- Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, 2007-2011
- Scholarships (GPA 4), Da-Yeh University, 1999-2001
- ING Antai Master Degree Thesis Award, 2000
Research Interests:
Deep Learning, Deep Fake
Natural Language Processing
Information Visualization
Text Mining, Web Analytics
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain
Social Justice, Sustainability
Teaching Areas:
Data Mining, Database, Web Development, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Visual Analytics
Professional Affiliations:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association of Information Systems (AIS)
University Service:
College of Business Masters Committee
College of Business Search Committee
Professional Service:
1. Associate Editor of Journal of Computer Information Systems (ABDC: A) - 2022 till now
2. Visting Editor of - Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Medical and Healthcare Services (2022-2023), Service Oriented Computing and Applications
3. Associate Editor - DESRIST 2019 Program Committee
4. Program Committee - International Workshop on Digital Disease Detection using Social Media, 2017
Research Grants:
Cleveland State University
-Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Grant, $5,000 by the Office of Research 2022

Lawrence Tech. University
-Seed Grant, $5,000, 2016