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Jialun Qin

Jailun Qin
Dr. Jialun QinAssociate Professor
  • College
    Manning School of Business
  • Department
    Operations and Information Systems
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3611
  • Email

Research Interests

Knowledge management, data and Web mining, business analytics, social network analysis, digital libraries, human computer interaction


  • Ph D: Management Information Systems, (2006), University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Facilitating Knowledge discovery by Mining the Content and Link Structure of the Web
  • BS: Computer Science, (2001), Shanghai Jiaotong University - Shanghai, China


Jialun Qin is an Associate Professor of IS working in the OIS Dept at UML. He received his Ph.D. degree in MIS from the University of Arizona. His research interests include data mining, data privacy, business analytics, and human computer interaction.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Graduate In-state Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship/Research - University of Arizona
  • Student Excellence Scholarship, Scholarship/Research - Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Tuition Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship, Scholarship/Research - National Science Foundation
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2009), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teacher Award (2008), Teaching - Student Government Association, University of Massachisetts Lowell
  • Teaching Award, Student Government Association (2008) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • AMCIS Doctoral Consortium (2005) - AMCIS

Selected Publications

  • Li, X., Qin, J. (2018) "Protecting Privacy When Releasing Search Results from Medical Document Data,"
  • Li, X.B., Qin, J. (2017) "Anonymizing and Sharing Medical Text Records," Information Systems Research 28:2 pp. 332-352
  • Cifuentes, M., Qin, J., Fulmer, S., Bello, A. (2015) "Facilitators and barriers to using treadmill workstations under real working conditions: a qualitative study in female office workers.," American journal of health promotion : AJHP 30:2 pp. 93-100
  • Qin, J., Kurowski, A., Gore, R., Punnett, L. (2014) "The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers' compensation claims among nursing home workers.," BMC musculoskeletal disorders 15: pp. 29
  • Qin, J., Trudeau, M., Katz, J.N., Buchholz, B., Dennerlein, J.T. (2011) "Biomechanical loading on the upper extremity increases from single key tapping to directional tapping," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 21:4 pp. 587-594
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Chen, H. (2011) "A multi-region empirical study on the internet presence of global extremist organizations," Information Systems Frontiers 13:1 pp. 75
  • Chau, M., Cho, H.W., Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Chen, H. (2010) "Evaluating the use of search engine development tools in IT education," Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 61:2 pp. 288
  • Chau, M., Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Tseng, C., Chen, H. (2008) "SpidersRUs: Creating specialized search engines in multiple languages," Decision Support Systems 45:3 pp. 621-640
  • Chen, H., Chung, W., Qin, J., Reid, E., Sageman, M., Weimann, G. (2008) "Uncovering the dark Web: A case study of Jihad on the Web," Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 59:8 pp. 1347
  • Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Lai, G., Chen, H. (2007) "Collection of U.S. extremist online forums: A web mining approach,"
  • Motiwalla, L.F., Qin, J. (2007) "Enhancing mobile learning using speech recognition technologies: A case study,"
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Reid, E., Lai, G., Chen, H. (2007) "Analyzing terror campaigns on the Internet: Technical sophistication, content richness, and Web interactivity," International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 65:1 pp. 71-84
  • Chau, M., Huang, Z., Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Chen, H. (2006) "Building a scientific knowledge web portal: The NanoPort experience," Decision Support Systems 42:2 pp. 1216-1238
  • Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Chen, H. (2006) "CMedPort: an integrated approach to facilitating Chinese medical information seeking," Decision Support Systems 42:3 pp. 1431-1448
  • Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Lai, G., Reid, E., Chen, H. (2006) "Exploring the dark side of the Web: Collection and analysis of U.S. extremist online forums," 3975 LNCS: pp. 621-626
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Chau, M., Chen, H. (2006) "Multilingual web retrieval: An experiment in English-Chinese business intelligence," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 57:5 pp. 671-683
  • Xu, J., Chen, H., Zhou, Y., Qin, J. (2006) "On the topology of the dark web of terrorist groups," Intelligence and Security Informatics pp. 367-376
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Reid, E., Lai, G., Chen, H. (2006) "Unraveling International Terrorist Groups’ exploitation of the Web: Technical sophistication, media richness, and web interactivity," 3917 LNCS: pp. 4-15
  • Qin, J., Xu, J., Hu, D., Sageman, M., Chen, H. (2005) "Analyzing terrorist networks: A case study of the global salafi jihad network," Intelligence and security informatics pp. 287-304
  • Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Lai, G., Reid, E., Chen, H. (2005) "Building knowledge management system for researching terrorist groups on the web," 5: pp. 2524-2536
  • Reid, E., Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Lai, G., Sageman, M., Weimann, G., Chen, H. (2005) "Collecting and analyzing the presence of terrorists on the web: A case study of jihad websites," Intelligence and Security Informatics pp. 15-17
  • Qin, J. (2005) "Discovering hidden knowledge on the behavior of web users and content providers through web mining," 2: pp. 559
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Xu, J., Chen, H. (2005) "Studying the Structure of Terrorist Networks: A Web Structural Mining Approach," 2: pp. 523-530
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Lai, G., Reid, E., Sageman, M., Chen, H. (2005) "The Dark Web portal project: Collecting and analyzing the presence of terrorist groups on the web," Intelligence and Security Informatics pp. 359-378
  • Zhou, Y., Reid, E., Qin, J., Chen, H., Lai, G. (2005) "US domestic extremist groups on the Web: link and content analysis," Intelligent Systems, IEEE 20:5 pp. 44-51
  • Qin, J., Chen, H. (2005) "Using genetic algorithm in building domain-specific collections: An experiment in the nanotechnology domain," pp. 102
  • Zhou, Y., Qin, J., Chau, M., Chen, H. (2004) "Experiments on Chinese-English cross-language retrieval at NTCIR-4," Working Notes of NTCIR 4:
  • Reid, E., Qin, J., Chung, W., Xu, J., Zhou, Y., Schumaker, R., Sageman, M., Chen, H. (2004) "Terrorism knowledge discovery project: A knowledge discovery approach to addressing the threats of terrorism," Intelligence and Security Informatics pp. 125-145
  • Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Chau, M., Chen, H. (2003) "Supporting multilingual information retrieval in Web applications: An English-Chinese Web portal experiment," Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access pp. 149-152
  • Chen, H., Chung, W., Lai, G., Leroy, G., Lin, C., Marshall, B., McDonald, D., Ong, T.H., Qin, J., Shou, Y. (2000) "Digital libraries," Journal of Management Information Systems 16:3 pp. 57-70

Selected Presentations

  • The eOutcomes Project: Evaluating Achievement of Learning Outcomes in e-Learning Environments - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, May 2008 - Baltimore, MD