Weimao Ke is an assistant professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, a.k.a. The iSchool at Drexel. His 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. Weimao Ke's major teaching interests include IR, databases, data mining, software/web development and complex systems.
"I value tremendously my experience and training in the doctoral program at SILS," said Ke. "I am a better researcher now after working with great faculty members at SILS who not only challenged me intellectually but also encouraged me to pursue my passion in research. At SILS, doctoral students were very involved and treated as if they were colleagues. I have no doubt that the close engagement of students in scholarly research and exchanges at SILS very well prepared us for careers in academia."