Qiaozhu Mei


School of Information
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (by courtesy)
University of Michigan
Office: 3348 North Quad, 105 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734)-763-0076
Email: qmei AT umich DOT edu

I am a professor at the University of Michigan. I served as the founding director of the Master of Applied Data Science program, one of the first online degree programs at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Michigan, I received my PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my Bachelor's degree from Peking University.


My research spans data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, and natural language processing. I develop novel techniques for analyzing large-scale text, social and information networks, and behavioral data. These techniques are applied to solving problems in Web search, Web mining, social computing, health informatics, and other domains with the aim to generate a positive impact on everyone’s daily life.

Research Group: The Foreseer Group


Honors and Awards

Selected Services

  • General Co-Chair: SIGIR 2018
  • Action Editor: Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
  • Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on the Big Data (TBD)
  • Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2015-2019
  • General Co-Chair: SIGIR 2018


  • SI601 Data Manipulation
  • SI650/EECS549 Information Retrieval
  • SI699 Big Data Analytics
  • SI301 Models of Social Information Processing
  • SI544 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
  • SI608 Networks: Theory and Application
  • SI671/721 Data Mining: Methods and Applications
  • SIADS532 Data Mining I
  • SIADS632 Data Mining II
  • SIADS685 Search and Recommender Systems
  • SIADS696 Milestone II
  • SIADS699 Capstone

Last Updated: Summer 2024