Research Interests

  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Business Analytics
  • Statistical Computing


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2011
  • M.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2006
  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 2004

Research Experience

  • IBM Research, San Jose, CA
  • Yahoo! Labs, Santa Clara, CA
  • Panasonic USA, Princeton, NJ
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA

Short Biography

Wenjun Zhou is currently an Assistant Professor and R. Stanley Bowden II Faculty Research Fellow at the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics (BAS), Haslam College of Business, the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK). She is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning (CISML). Her general research areas are data mining, business analytics, and statistical computing. She has published in refereed journals and conference proceedings, such as Machine Learning, INFORMS Journal on Computing (JOC), ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), and IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). She has received the ACM SIGKDD 2008 Best Student Paper Runner-Up Award, and was among the top five finalists for ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2011. She is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS.