Visiting Scholars

Kyungjae Bae (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea. He received his M.A. (2004) and PhD (2009) in Library and Information Science from the Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. He’s worked in the LG Sangnam Library, the first digital library in Korea, as a team manager for 10 years before joining the University. In the Library, He performed several digital library projects ( such as digital services for youth and the disabled. His research interests include information literacy, data literacy, information service for the disadvantaged, and usability evaluation. 

During his scholarly visit at SILS, Kyungjae Bae has a plan to conduct a couple research projects: analyzing comparatively the library service system of the U.S. and Korea, and designing user-experience based on library service scenarios for the disabled, which is funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor 

Nan CaoDr. Nan Cao is a professor in both the College of Design and Innovation and the School of Software at Tongji University in China. He is the founder and the director of the Intelligent Big Data Visualization Lab (IDVX Lab) in Tongji. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU Shanghai and NYU Tandon. Before joining Tongji University, Dr. Nan Cao was a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the US, and he worked for IBM for 10 years from 2005 - 2015. He was recruited by Tongji University base on the national "1000 young talent program" launched by the Chinese government. 

Dr. Nan Cao's primary expertise and research interests are information visualization and visual analysis. He has over 60 publications and filed approximately 40 patents in the fields of Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Data Mining, and Human-Computer Interaction. He served as a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia,  ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, and ACM Transaction on Intelligent Systems and Technology. He also served as a program committee member in many important AI and data science conferences such as IEEE VAST, EuroVis, PacificVis, AAAI, SDM, and IJCAI. More information about his lab and research can be found here: 

Sponsor: Dr. David Gotz, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP)

Kun Huang (PhD) is a Professor at the Department of Information Management, School of Government, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. She received her M.A. (2002) and PhD (2005) in Information Science from the Beijing Normal University and the Peking University in China. Her research interests include information seeking behavior, interactive searching system evaluation, and effective information processing.

During her scholarly visit at SILS, Kun Huang has a plan to conduct research on the following: analyzing the digital library users’ seeking behavior, discussing daily picture searching, and describing behavior. Some of the work is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor 

Dan Wu (PhD) is a Professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University. She is the chair of Library Science Department. She received her PhD (2008) in Information Science from Peking University. She was a joint doctoral student in Information Science at University of Pittsburgh (2006-2007). She is now a Fulbright Scholar of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018). She is the National Youth Top-notch Scholar launched by the Chinese government. She serves on the editorial board for international journals of The Electronic Library, Journal of Convergence Information Technology, Journal of Data and Information Science, and Data and Information Management.

Her research interests include information retrieval, information behavior, human-computer interaction, multilingual information processing and information organization. She has published 7 books and over 150 papers on academic journals such as Information Processing & Management, Journal of Information Science, and conferences such as SIGIR, CIKM, iConference, CSCW, JCDL in the above fields. More information about her research and her Human-Computer Interaction Team can be found here: During her scholarly visit at SILS, Dan Wu has a plan to conduct research about Academic Information Behaviors and Their Impacts on Social Web supported by the Fulbright Grant.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor