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, Machine Learning
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, Information & Management, Tourism Management, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Business Research, 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:
- Faculty Merit Recognition Award by Cleveland State (2022-2023)
- Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Grant by Cleveland State (2022-2023)
- Summer Research Grant by Cleveland State (2020, 2021)
- Presidential Bonus Award by Lawrence Tech (2016)
- Seed Grant by Lawrence Tech. (2016)
- Award by ISSA International Conference (2013), Metro-Atlanta ISSA Board of Director
- Travel Award Winner by Claremont Graduate University (2008)
- Fellowship by Claremont Graduate University (2007-2011)
- Scholarships (GPA 4) by Da-Yeh University (1999-2021)
- ING Antai Master Degree Thesis Award (2000)
Research Interests:
Deep Learning, Text Mining, Web Analytics
Natural Language Processing
Social Movement/Justice
Intelligent Advertisement
Information Visualization
Teaching Areas:
Data Mining, Database, Web Development, Systems Analysis & Design, Programming, Visual Analytics, Natural Language Processing
Professional Affiliations:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association of Information Systems (AIS)
University Service:
University Research Council (2022 - now)
Masters Committee, College of Business (2019 - now)
Search Committee Chair (2022), Dept. of Information Systems
Professional Service:
1. Associate Editor of Journal of Computer Information Systems (ABDC: A) (2022 - now)
2. Visting Editor of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Medical and Healthcare Services, Service Oriented Computing and Applications (2022-2023)
3. Associate Editor - DESRIST 2019 Program Committee (2019)
4. Program Committee - International Workshop on Digital Disease Detection using Social Media (2017)
Research Grants:
Cleveland State University
-Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Grant by the Office of Research (2022-2023)
-Summer Research Grant (2020, 2021)

Lawrence Tech. University
-Seed Grant (2016)