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Ying Zhao
Research Associate Professor
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3789
Email: yzhao (at) nps.edu
EDUCATION:
PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
Mathematics
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 2009 - present, Research Associate Professor
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • 2001-2009: Co-founder, Quantum Intelligence, Inc., 3375 Scott Blvd, Suite 100, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Theories and methodologies of
    • Quantum Intelligence
    • Data, text and information mining
    • Pattern recognition
    • Lexical link analysis
    • Social network analysis
    • Agent learning
    • Search
    • Visualization
  • Applications to
    • System self-awareness
    • Decision making
    • Organizational behavior
AWARDS:
  • 2014 - BigData TechCon 2014 Boston: Certification of Completion
  • 2014 - CompTIA CEUs and/or GIAC CMUs Credits for Ensuring Cyber Resilience in Acquisition, Operational Security in the Cyberspace Domain - How Behavior Compromises National Cyber Security, and Addressing Human Behavior in Cyber Security
  • 2012 - The Information Sciences Department, Naval Postgraduate School: Certification of Recognition for superb performance in improving and understanding the uses of data mining with the Department of Defense
  • 2005 - Defense Advanced Research Program Agency, Information Processing Technology Office: Special Commendation for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of Bio-Spice Technology
  • 2006 - Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research: Certification of Recognition of Small Business Innovation Research Program
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Zhao, Y., Brutzman, D., MacKinnon, D. (September, 2013). Combining MMOWGLI Social Media Brainstorming with Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the DoD Acquisition Process. Final Report NPS-AM-13-106 for Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program. Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/publications/detail/1217/
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S., Mackinnon, D. (September, 2013). Lexical Link Analysis Application: Improving Web Service to Acquisition Visibility Portal. Final Report NPS-AM-13-109 for Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program. Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/publications/detail/1220/
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S., Mackinnon, D. (October, 2012). Applications of Lexical Link Analysis Web Service for Large-Scale Automation, Validation, Discovery, Visualization and Real-time Program-awareness. Final Report NPS-AM-12-205 for Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program. Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/publications/detail/1020/
  • Zhao, Y., MacKinnon, D., & Gallup, S. (2012, June). Semantic and social networks comparison for the Haiti earthquake relief operations from APAN data sources using lexical link analysis. In Proceedings of the 17th ICCRTS, International Command and Control, Research and Technology Symposium, Fairfax, Virginia, June 19-21, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.dodccrp.org/events/17th_iccrts_2012/post_conference/papers/082.pdf
  • Zhao, Y., MacKinnon, D., Gallup, S. (2012, June). Lexical Link Analysis and System Self-awareness: Theory and Practice. Poster at the Cyber and Information Challenges 2012 Conference, Utica, NY from 6/11-15.
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S. P., & MacKinnon, D. J. (2012, May). Applications of Lexical Link Analysis Web Service for Large-scale Automation, Validation, Discovery, Visualization and Real-time Program-awareness. Presentation at the 9th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, California, May 16-17, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2012/NPS-AM-12-C9P07Z02-114.pdf
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S. P., & MacKinnon, D. J. (2012, April). Applications of Lexical Link Analysis web service for large-scale automation, validation, discovery, visualization, and real-time program-awareness. In the Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Acquisition Research Program, Monterey, CA: Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2012/NPS-AM-12-C9P07R02-057.pdf
  • Thomas, G. F., Stephens, K., Zhao, Y., Gallenson, A. (2012, March). Understanding Transactive Memory Systems in Inter-organizational Networks: An Analysis of Haiti’s 2010 APAN Disaster Response Coordination. Presentation in Sunbelt XXXII, or the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), March 12,-18, 2012, Redondo Beach, CA.
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S. P., & MacKinnon, D. J. (2011, September). System self-awareness and related methods for improving the use and understanding of data within DoD. Software Quality Professional, 13(4), 19-31. Retrieved from http://asq.org/pub/sqp/ or http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/GSOIS/Departments/IS/DISE/docs/improving-use-and-understanding-of-data-dod.pdf
  • Zhao, Y., Gallup, S. P., & MacKinnon, D. J. (2011, September). A Web Service Implementation for Large-Scale Automation, Visualization, and Real-Time Program-Awareness Via Lexical Link Analysis (NPS-AM-11-186). Retrieved from http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-186.pdf
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: quantum intelligence, lexical link analysis, system self-awareness, collaborative learning agent, data mining, text mining, projection pursuit learning, anomaly search, emergence detection



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