News / Daqing He promoted to Associate Professor


1The faculty, staff and students at the iSchool wish to congratulate Dr. Daqing He on his promotion to Associate Professor.  Dr. He, who joined the iSchool faculty in 2004, has a thriving research program in information retrieval and interactive retrieval-system design, user-modeling and adaptive Web-search system design and analysis, computational-linguistics, and natural-language processing. He teaches graduate courses in both the Information Science & Technology and Library & Information Science programs including INFSCI 2140 Information Storage and Retrieval, LIS 2670 Digital Libraries, and LIS 2002 Retrieving Information. 

Dr. He’s recent research projects include “Collaborative Project: User-centric, Adaptive and Collaborative Information Filtering” funded by the National Science Foundation; the “GALE Project: Adaptive, Robust, and Distilled Information Access” funded by DARPA; and the “DiLearn Project: A Digital Library for Learning Digital Library” which was funded by the Provost's Innovation of Teaching Award at Pitt.

His current publications include "Signal Boosting for Robust Data Fusion in Speech Retrieval," (with Dan Wu) in the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (2010) and "Cross-Language Query Expansion Using Pseudo Relevance Feedback" (with Dan Wu and Huilin Wang) in the Journal of the Chinese Society for Scientific and Technical Information (2009).
After earning BS and MS degrees in computer science at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China, Dr. He earned his PhD from the Division of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Before coming to Pitt, he worked as a research fellow at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK, and as a research associate at the University of Maryland College Park.