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Cherry Hill Information Scientist Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure at NJIT Convocation

Min Song, of Cherry Hill, an assistant professor in the department of computer science in NJIT’s College of Computing Sciences will be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT’s University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. 

Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  

Broadcaster author and motivational speaker Steve Adubato will speak at the event.  A university lecturer, Emmy Award-winning television anchor, and Star-Ledger columnist, Adubato also served in the mid 1980s as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at age 26.  Previously, Adubato anchored three PBS broadcasts including Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series.

Song’s research interests are text mining, information retrieval, and medical informatics.  He has received three National Science Foundation grants as a principal investigator.  More specifically, the field of designing and implementing context sensitive retrieval and extraction techniques for large unstructured text collections has been a chief focus of his work since 2008.  He’s also been involved with personalized text mining for personalized and collaborative knowledge discovery for knowledge professionals.  Lastly he is interested in designing and implementing intelligent detection and integration techniques to integrate heterogeneous data resources in the web and biomedical domain.

Song is co-director of NJIT’s Informatics Research Laboratory, where the goal of his research is discovery of knowledge from large natural language data such as blogs, doctor’s notes, and scientific publications. His research interests are in text mining, bioinfomatics, information retrieval and digital libraries.  (ATTENTION EDITORS:  Hi-res photos of the researcher will be taken at the event.  To receive a copy and/or set up an interview, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.)

Song received the outstanding service award from the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in 2009. His work received an honorable mention award in the 2006 Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Symposium and the Drexel Dissertation Award in 2005. In addition, the paper entitled “Extracting and Mining Protein-protein interaction Network from Biomedical Literature” received best paper award in a 2004 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

He has published the Handbook of Research on Text and Web Mining Technologies (2008), as well as five book chapters, 15 journals, and 40 conference papers.  Before joining NJIT, Song worked at Thomson Scientific (now Thomson Reuters) for more than eight years as a senior software engineer.  He received his PhD in Information Systems from Drexel University, an MS from Indiana University and a BA from Yonsei University in Korea.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.