Candidate for Director-at-Large
Dan Wu is a Full Professor of the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China. She is the Director of the Human-Computer Interaction and User Behavior Center, and the Deputy Director of the Planning Office for Development and Discipline Construction at Wuhan University. She earned her Ph.D. from Peking University in Information Science (2008). She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh (2006-2007) and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018). She is the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Data and Information Management, and a member of the editorial board for Information Processing & Management, The Electronic Library, and Library Hi-Tech. She is the Chair-Elect of ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter, and a member of the Joint Conference on Digital Library (JCDL) Steering Committee, the iSchool Data Science Curriculum Committee, and the ACM Digital Library Committee. She is a member of ASIS&T, ACM, and CALA. She is active in organizing conferences, serving as the general conference chair for JCDL 2020, the ASIS&T Asian-Pacific Regional Conference 2020, and the poster chair of ASIS&T 2019, and the publication chair of JCDL 2018 and 2019.
Dan’s research interests include information seeking and retrieval, human-computer interaction, multilingual information processing, and digital library. She has authored and co-authored 7 books, including the latest English book entitled Mobile Search Behaviors: An In-depth Analysis based on Contexts, APPs, and Devices by Morgan & Claypool Publishers (USA 2018). She has published over 100 papers in venues such as JASIS&T, IP&M, JIS, Aslib, J Doc, L&ISR, and conferences such as ASIS&T, SIGIR, CIKM, CSCW, iConference, and JCDL.
She received the Outstanding Paper award in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards, 2017 Chinese American Librarians Association Scholarships, iConference2017 Best Chinese Paper Nomination, Outstanding Reviewer of The Electronic Library, iConference2013 Honorable Mentions Paper Award. Her academic profile can be found at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=syYM1T0AAAAJ&hl=en.
Dan Wu views ASIS&T as her International Intellectual home. She has been active in participating in academic activities and providing services within ASIS&T. She served as the poster chair of ASIS&T 2019, organized panels, instructed doctoral students in Doctoral Consortium, attended ASIS&T webinars, and published papers in JASIST.
Dan has been actively promoting ASIS&T in the Asia-Pacific area. She served as the secretary and currently serves as the Chair-Elect of the ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter. Although ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter has members in many countries, its activities just took off in China in the past few years. An important priority for ASIS&T is, therefore, to develop its membership in China and build stronger collaborations between ASIS&T branches in China with those in other neighboring countries such as Australia, Japan, Philipines, South Korea, New Zealand, etc. If honored to serve as a Director-at-Large, Dan’s goal is to work diligently to promote ASIS&T in the Asia-Pacific region and inspire more scholars and students to be involved in ASIS&T and join the scholars in the world. As the first step, Dan, as the general chair of the conference, is organizing the ASIS&T Asian-Pacific Regional Conference 2020 in China.
Dan wants to help ASIS&T members (and potential members) learn more about the Information Science & Technology community, the career opportunities, and the value of ASIS&T membership. She truly believes that ASIS&T can take action to help members to learn about new developments/issues in the field to make the world a better place for people. The annual conferences, regional conferences, webinars, and JASIS&T can address new and hot topics.
Dan is among the young and energetic new generation of ASIS&T. She will be active professionally for many years ahead. She wants to inspire many newcomers, especially young women information professionals in China and Asia Pacific region.