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Emeritus Professor; KMi Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
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I co-Founded KMi in 1994 with Tom Vincent and Kitty Chisholm, served as KMi Director until 2000 and became Chief Scientist until my retirement in 2007. My primary goal was to foster quality learning and social experiences with or without technology. My work interests included very large scale presence via messaging and gaming; social software; knowledge technologies as mediating tools for human interaction; internet mapping and visualization. This work built upon my longer-term interests and background in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and novice programming environments. My KMi colleagues and I created a variety of widely-used software environments, tools, and projects including Lyceum, KMi Stadium, BuddySpace, CitiTag and Meetomatic.

Keys: Social software, presence, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction

Publications

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Okada, A., Buckingham Shum, S., Bachler, M., Tomadaki, E., Scott, P., Little, A. and Eisenstadt, M. (2009) Knowledge media tools to foster social learning, in eds. Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven Warburton, Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies, pp. 357-380, 2009 IGI Global

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Zhu, J., Song, D., Eisenstadt, M., Barladeanu, C. and Rueger, S. (2009) DYNIQX: A novel meta-search engine for the web, International Journal of Information Studies, 1, 1, pp. 2-27, 2009 International Journal of Information Studies (IJIS)

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Zhu, J., Song, D., Eisenstadt, M., Barladeanu, C. and Rueger, S. (2008) Dyniqx: a novel meta-search engine for metadata based cross search, 1st International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2008), Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Zhu, J., (2007) Social Search With Missing Data: Which Ranking Algorithm?, Journal of Digital Information Management special issue on Web Information Retrieval, eds. Pit.Pichappan, Keith van Rijsbergen, and Iadh Ounis, Digital Information Research Foundation

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Zhu, J., (2007) Relation Discovery from Web Data for Competency Management, Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, 5, 4, IOS Press

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Tech Reports

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The Open University at TREC 2006 Enterprise Track Expert Search Task
Techreport ID: kmi-07-02
Date: 2007
Author(s): Jianhan Zhu, Dawei Song, Stefan Rüger, Marc Eisenstadt, Enrico Motta

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Exploiting Semantic Association To Answer Vague Queries
Techreport ID: KMI-06-01
Date: 2006
Author(s): Jianhan Zhu, Marc Eisenstadt, Dawei Song, Chris Denham

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BuddyFinder-CORDER: Leveraging Social Networks for Matchmaking by Opportunistic Discovery
Techreport ID: kmi-05-13
Date: 2005
Author(s): Jianhan Zhu, Marc Eisenstadt, Alexandre Goncalves, Chris Denham

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