Bachelor's Degree(s): Information Engineering, Jilin University, China
Master's Degree(s): Information Science and Management, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
PhD: Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Phone: (225) 578-1489
Office: 278 Coates Hall
Yejun Wu is an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the Louisiana State University (LSU). His education background includes a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Jilin University (China), a Master of Science from the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, and a PhD in information studies from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). While at UMCP, he did most of his research at the Laboratory for Computational Linguistics and Information Processing, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He is on the adjunct faculty of the Division of Computer Science and Engineering and the Interdepartmental Linguistics Program at LSU.
His work experience includes being an assistant and associate research professor at the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) where he worked on S&T policy analysis and decision support systems, and being in a series of administrative positions at ISTIC (such as Deputy Director of Information Analysis & Research, Director of Marketing, and Director of Administration).
LIS 7011 Information Seeking and Needs Analysis
LIS 7410 Digital Libraries
LIS 7618 Seminar on E-Discovery
LIS 7808 Principles of Searching (forthcoming)
LIS 7610/CSC 7481 Information Retrieval Systems
Dr. Wu’s research areas are knowledge organization systems (such as taxonomy, classification, thesaurus, topic maps, semantic networks, and ontology), information retrieval systems (especially cross-language information retrieval and text classification), digital libraries, semantic analysis of text and data-driven knowledge discovery.
Wu, Yejun and Meng, Fansong (2019). Categorizing security for security management and information resource management. Journal of Strategic Security 11(4): 72-84. https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jss/vol11/iss4/4
Yang, Li and Wu, Yejun (2019). Creating a taxonomy of earthquake disaster response and recovery for online earthquake information management. Knowledge Organization 46(2): 77-89.
Wu, Yejun (2018). Enriching a thesaurus as a better question-answering tool and information retrieval aid. Journal of Information Science 44(4): 512–525. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0165551517706219
Wu, Yejun (Ed.) (2016). Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches. CRC Press (available at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1498712142?keywords=oil%20spill%20impacts&qid=1456534286&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 and CRCpress.com https://www.crcpress.com/Oil-Spill-Impacts-Taxonomic-and-Ontological-Approaches/Wu/p/book/9781498712149)
Wu, Yejun and Yang, Li (2018). Characterization of a semantic relations taxonomy in biomedical science. 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management, Vancouver, Canada.
Wu, Yejun (2018). Exploring research data management from a data user's perspective: a case study of two data repositories. 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Wu, Yejun and Yang, Li (2017). A pilot study on comparing and extracting impact relations. 19th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL). November 13-15, 2017. Bangkok, Thailand. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, vol. 10647), 142-149. Springer.
Wu, Yejun and Bai, Rujiang (2017). An event relationship model for knowledge organization and visualization. In Proceedings of Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), Vol. 6. June 15-16, 2017. Champaign, Illinois. 216-230.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
An interdisciplinary topic map for understanding the impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Incident. Gulf Research Initiative (GRI) Year One Block Fund. $166,307 (2011-2013). PI.
Searching and understanding digital political cartoons. Louisiana Board of Regents Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), NSF(2010)-PFUND-189. $9,968 (2010). PI.
Editorial Board member of The Electronic Library (journal), 2014-now.
Editorial Board member of Online Information Review (journal), 2014-now.
Editorial Board member of Data Intelligence (journal), 2018-now.
PC member of Third International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP), 2015.
Awards and Honors
2017 LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization certificate in recognition of the book titled “Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches.”
2012 LSU Center for Community Engagement, Learning & Leadership (CCELL) Happy Award (in recognition for of dedicated excellence in service-learning practice)