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Il-Yeol Song

Dr. Il-Yeol Song is professor in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University and Director of Ph.D. Program in Information Studies in his college. He served as Deputy Director of NSF-sponsored research center on Visual & Decision Informatics (CVDI) between 2012-2014. He is also an affiliated professor of Computer Science Department of KAIST, Korea. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ER Fellow. He is the recipient of 2015 Peter P. Chen Award in Conceptual Modeling.  


His research interests include conceptual modeling, data warehousing, big data management & analytics, CRM, object-oriented analysis & design, healthcare informatics, and smart health. Dr. Song published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and co-edited 22 proceedings. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) and is in an editorial board member of DKE, JDM, IJDS and JDFSL. He won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE CIBCB 2004. He won 14 research awards from competitions of annual Drexel Research Days. He also won four teaching awards from Drexel, including the most prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Song served as the Steering Committee chair of the ER conference between 2010-2012. He is a steering committee member of ER, DOLAP, BigComp, and ADFSL conferences. He served as a program/general chair of over 20 international conferences/workshops including DOLAP’98-‘15, CIKM’99, ER’03, FP-UML’06, DaWaK’07-‘08, DESRIST’09, CIKM ‘09, MoDiC’12, and MoBiD’13-‘15. He delivered a keynote speech at the First Asia-Pacific iSchool Conference in 2014 and ACM SAC 2015 conference.