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Qiping Zhang

Director, Usability LabAssociate Professor of Library and Information Science

B.S., M.S., Peking University (Beijing, China) M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/qzhang/

Description

Dr. Qiping Zhang is an associate professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, where she also serves as director of the Usability Lab. Dr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. (under the guidance of Dr. Gary Olson and Dr. Judy Olson) and an M.S. in information and library studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an M.S. (under the guidance of Professor Su Wang) and a B.S. in cognitive psychology from Peking University in Beijing, China. Prior to joining Long Island University in 2006, she was an assistant professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University.

Dr. Zhang's general research areas are human-computer interaction (HCI), knowledge management (KM), social informatics and distance learning. Her primary interests lie in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and computer-mediated communication. Specifically, she is interested in facilitating productive collaborations of individuals who are geographically and culturally distributed. Her current projects include investigation on the effects of culture on computer-mediated communication and trust repairing, knowledge sharing, cross-cultural comparison of social tagging of photos, blog use in education, and learning in virtual environments. Dr. Zhang has published numerous papers in the areas of HCI, CSCW, KM, social informatics and related disciplines.

Dr. Zhang also is dedicated to serving Long Island University and the professional community. In the Palmer School, she is chair of the Curriculum Committee, a member of Doctoral Committee and a faculty co-adviser of the student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). On the University level, she is the co-chair of the Committee on Committees; a member of the Committee on Calendar, Scheduling and Space Utilization; a member of the University Assessment Committee; and a member of the Blended Learning Initiative Committee. Her work on behalf of professional associations includes serving as an invited panel organizer for ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2010, “What’s up with Culture?” and as a workshop co-organizer on “Cultural and Collaborative Technology” at CHI (Computer-Human Interaction) 2007 and on “Revisiting Online Trust: Concepts, Implication and Future Direction” at CSCW 2006. Dr. Zhang was also a program committee member and poster co-chair of the 2009 ACM Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration. With ASIS&T, Dr. Zhang is the current student chapter representative of the national association and the past chair of the organization’s special interest group on knowledge management.

Specialties

Human-computer Interaction, Computer-supported Cooperative Work, Computer-mediated Communication, Knowledge Management, Blog Use, Social Tagging, Distance Learning

Publications

  • Co-author, “A Case Study of Communication and Social Interactions in Learning in Second Life,” published in the Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2010)
  • Co-author, “Expertise and Mistakes, To Share or Not to Share? A Cross Cultural Study of In-group /Out-group Relationship on Knowledge Sharing,” published in the Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2010)
  • Co-author, “Corporate Blogs and Community of Practices,” published in “Knowledge Management and Context” (2008)
  • Co-author, “Global Culture and Computer-mediated Communication,” published in “Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication” (2008)
  • Co-author, “Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks,” published in Ariadne (2008)
  • Co-author, “The effect of gender on trust perception and performance in computer-mediated virtual environments,” published in the Proceedings of ASIS&T 2007
  • Co-author, “The Impact of Group Relationships on Knowledge Sharing: a Cross-Cultural Study,” published in “Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations” (2007)
  • Co-author, “Analyzing Computer Mediated Communication Logs Using a Markov Model,” published in “Creating Collaborative Advantage Through Knowledge and Innovation” (2007)
  • Co-author, “A Study on Content and Management Style of Corporate Blogs, Online Communities and Social Computing,” published in the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing (2007)
  • Co-author, “Saving face or sharing personal information? A cross-cultural study on knowledge sharing,” published in the Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (2006)
  • Co-author, “The Effect of National Culture and Working Experience on Knowledge Sharing: A Cross-cultural Study,” published in the Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Knowledge Management (2006)
  • Co-author, “A Social Network Approach for Analyzing Computer Mediated Communication Dialogs,” published in the Proceedings of ASIS&T 2006
  • Co-author, “A Comparative Study on Public-Hosted Blog Sites In the U.S., China, and Korea,” published in the Proceedings of ASIS&T 2006
  • Co-author, “Gender or Culture: Which Factor Matters on Trust Perception in the Computer-Mediated Virtual Environment?” published in the Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (2006)
  • Co-author, “Gender Difference in Trust Perception when Using IM and Video,” published in the Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2006)
  • Co-author, “Which Factor Determines People’s Attitude Towards Knowledge Sharing: Culture or Working Experience,” published in the Proceedings of HCI International (2005)
  • Co-author, “A cross-cultural study on computer mediated communication,” published in the Proceedings of HCI International (2005)
  • Co-author, “Is Seeing Really Believing? The Role of Video in Remote Communication between Government Agencies,” published in the Proceedings of Homeland Security Research Conference (2005)
  • Co-author, “A comparative study on personal value and knowledge management among US and China,” published in the Proceedings of the International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (2004)
  • Co-author, “Talking to customers over the web: a comparison of three voice alternative,” published in the Proceedings of ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference (1998)

Lectures and Presentations

  • Co-author, “Do Strangers Trust in Video-mediated Communication?” presented at the ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (2009)
  • Co-author, “A Study on General Usage and Perception of Tags in China,” presented at the International Conference on Knowledge Management (2008)
  • Co-author, “Discourse Analyses of A Computer-Mediated Trust Study,” presented at the International Congress of Psychology (2008)
  • Co-author, “Social Tagging in China,” presented at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (2007)
  • Co-author, “A Study on Content and Management Style of Corporate Blogs,” presented at Human-Computer Interaction International (2007)
  • Author, “Effect of Culture, Medium, and Task on Trust Perception,” presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing System (2007)
  • Co-author, “Culture and Collaborative Technology,” presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing System (2007)
  • Co-author, “Building Trust in Online Environment,” presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (2006)
  • Author, “Cross-Cultural Studies on Blogging,” presented at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Co-author, “Analyzing Computer Mediated Communication Logs Using a Markov Model,” presented at the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Management (2006)
  • Co-author, “A Comparative Study on Public-Hosted Blog Sites in the U.S., China, and Korea,” presented at Drexel Research Day (2006)
  • Co-author, “How Culture and Media Influence Personal Trust in Different Tasks?” presented at the Human Computer Interaction Consortium (2006)
  • Author, “What does video provide to a remote cross-cultural collaboration?” presented at Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference (2006)
  • Co-author, “Saving face or sharing personal information? A cross-cultural study on knowledge sharing” presented at the International Conference on Knowledge Management (2005)
  • Co-author, “Does video matter more for long distance collaborators?” presented at the International Congress of Psychology (2004)
  • Author, “Does Video Matter More for Long Distance Collaborators from Contextual Cultures than those from the US?” presented at the Human Computer Interaction Consortium (2001)

Affiliations

  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (1996-Present)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery— Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (1996-Present)
  • Member, American Society for Information Science & Technology (2005-Present)
  • Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education (2005-2006)
  • Member, International Council on Knowledge Management (2007-Present)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery— Southern Michigan/Northern Ohio Local Special Interest Group in Computer Human Interaction (1996-2001)

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