Dr. Bing Zhou

Assistant Professor


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Dr. Bing Zhou received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Regina, Canada, in 2012. She joined the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in September, 2012. In 2008, Dr. Zhou was the recipient of the very prestigious NSERC CGSD3. The competition of these awards is national-wide and across all disciplines in the Natural Science and Engineering. She was also the first recipient of the Verna Martin Memorial Scholarship in Doctoral Studies at the University of Regina. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Zhou had eight years of working experience in the information technology industry as senior software developer and program analyst, which gave her many hands-on experiences to share with the students. Dr. Zhou’s Ph.D. dissertation was aimed to provide a hybrid solution for ternary classification using Bayesian inference and rough set theory. She applied the proposed model to Email spam filtering systems, which is a challenging problem in web security. Dr. Zhou’s external examiner wrote, “The research questions addressed in the thesis are significant with both theoretical and practical considerations”. Dr. Zhou has authored and co-authored eighteen publications during her graduate studies, among which six papers were published in peer-refereed journals, ten papers were presented at national and international conferences and two were published as book chapters. Dr. Zhou’s research interests focus on intelligent security data analysis, which examines issues related to the research and applications of computational intelligence techniques in security data analysis. She is interested in using soft computing tools to solve problems that involve incomplete, vague or uncertain information. Dr. Zhou’s research area also includes data mining, machine learning, information retrieval and cognitive informatics. Dr. Zhou was reviewer of scientific journals including Applied Soft Computing, Neurocomputing, Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Journal of Approximate Reasoning, and Numerous conferences.