Faculty and Staff Biography
Xiangmin Zhang is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences, where he teaches human-computer interaction and information technology courses. His research interests include information retrieval, hci, personalization; and user experience/interactions of information systems.
Teaching: Website Development; Information Architecture; Building Web-based Information Services; Human-Computer Interaction; Information Technology
Degrees and certifications
- Ph.D., Information Studies, University of Toronto
- B.A., M.S., Department of Information Management, Peking University, China
LIS7940 Human-Computer Interaction
LIS7470 Information Architecture
LIS7430 Building Web-based Information Services
LIS7420 Website Development
LIS6080 Information Technology
Liu, C., Zhang, X., & Huang, W. (forthcoming). The Exploration of Objective Task Difficulty and Domain Knowledge Effects on Users’ Query Formulation. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science & Technology 2016 Annual Conference.
Zhang, X. (forthcoming). An Analysis of Online Students’ Behaviors on Course Sites and the Effect on Learning Performance: A Case Study of Four LIS Online Classes. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 57(4), 2016.
Zhang, X. (2016). Search interactions and perceived learning. Proceedings of the HCI International 2016, Springer, July 17 – 22, Toronto, 2016.
Zhang, X., Liu, J., Cole, M., Belkin, N. (2015). Predicting Users’ Domain Knowledge in Information Retrieval Using Multiple Regression Analysis of Search Behaviors, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(5):980–1000.
Zhang, X., Liu, J., Liu, C., Cole, M. (2014): Factors Affecting Users' Perceived Learning during Searching. Proceedings of the International Conference on eLearning (ICEL) 2014. ACPL. pp. 200-210.
Yuan, X., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J., Xu, T. (2013): Effects of Domain Knowledge on User Task Performance in a Knowledge Domain Visualization System. Proceedings of the HCI International 2013. Springer.
Ho, S. M., Bieber, M., Song, M., & Zhang, X. (2013). Seeking Beyond with IntegraL: A User Study of Sense-Making Enabled by Anchor-based Virtual Integration of Library Systems, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(9), 1927-1945
Cole, M., Gwizdka, J., Liu, C., Belkin, N., Zhang, X. (2013) Inferring User Knowledge Level from Eye Movement Patterns, Information Processing & Management. 49(5), 1075-1091.
Liu, J., Belkin, N., Zhang, X., Yuan, X. (2013), Examining Users’ Knowledge Change in the Task Completion Process. Information Processing & Management, 49(5), 1058-1074
Zhang, X., Liu, J. & Cole, M. (2013). Task Topic Knowledge vs. Background Domain Knowledge: Impact of Two Types of Knowledge on User Search Performance. In: Álvaro Rocha, Ana Maria Correia, Tom Wilson, & Karl A. Stroetmann (ed.): Advances in Information Systems and Technologies: Proceedings of the 2013 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies. Springer, 2013; pp. 179-191.
Liu, C., Liu, J., Cole, M., Belkin, N., Zhang, X. (2012). Task Difficulty and Domain Knowledge Effects on Information Search Behaviors, ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012
Liu, J., Liu, C., Cole, M., Belkin, N., Zhang, X. (2012), Exploring and Predicting Search Task Difficulty, Proceedings of ACM CIKM2012, ACM.
Zhang, X. & Y. Li (2012), Effects of “Advanced Search” on User Performance and Search Efforts: A Case Study with Three Digital Libraries, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, January 4-7, 2012, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2012. 10 p.
Yuan, X.-J., Zhang, X.-J, Chen, C., Avery, J. (2011). "Seeking information with an information visualization system: a study of cognitive styles". Information Research, 16(4) paper 499. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/16-4/paper499.html]
Li, Y. & Zhang, X. (2011). Individual Differences and the Usability
of Digital Libraries, Journal of the China Society for Scientific & Technical Information, 2011, 30(9): 980-989.
M. Cole, J. Gwizdka, C. Liu, R. Bierig, N. Belkin & X. Zhang (2011), Task and User Effects on Reading Patterns in Information Search. Interacting with Computers, 23 (4): 346-362.
X. Zhang, M. Cole, N. Belkin (2011), Predicting Users’ Domain Knowledge from Search Behaviors, Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2011, Beijing, China, July 24 -28, 2011.
M. Cole, X. Zhang, C. Liu, N. Belkin, J. Gwizdka, (2011), Knowledge Effects on Document Selection in Search Results Pages. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR 2011, Beijing, China, July 24 -28, 2011.
Shuyuan Mary Ho & Xiangmin Zhang (2011). i-Sensor Inference Model for Assessing Trustworthiness in Computer-Mediated Communications, Proceedings of ACM CSCW 2011, March 19–23, 2011, Hangzhou, China.
Areas of expertise
• Oct 1, 2007 – Dec. 30, 2010: “Personalization of Digital Library Experience,” Institute of Museum, Library Services, co-PI (PI: Nick Belkin); $964,890.00.
• July 2007 – May 2008: “Eliciting and Modeling Users’ Subject Domain Knowledge.” Rutgers University, Research Council Grant Award, $1100.
• November 2006 – June 2007: “Subject Domain Knowledge Modeling: A Software Tool.” SCILS Grants to Get Grant: $1472.
• June 2004 -- 2006: PI: “Experiment and Evaluation of Digital Library Performance.” Funded by the IEEE, Inc., $107,000.