Weiyi Meng

Professor Interim Associate Dean for Research
Department of Computer Science     and Applied Science
Room Q08, Engineering Building Room 1403, Engineering and Science Building
Phone: (607) 777-4311 Phone: (607) 777-4309
Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY 13902
Email: meng@binghamton.edu

Weiyi Meng is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science, State University of New York at Binghamton. He is also serving as the Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992. In the same year, he joined his current department as a faculty member. His research interests include metasearch engines, Web database integration, Internet-based information retrieval, information trustworthiness analysis, Web data quality, Web information extraction, topic sentiment change analysis, and database management systems. He is the co-author of three books ( Principles of Database Query Processing for Advanced Applications, Advanced Metasearch Engine Technology and Deep Web Query Interface Understanding and Integration). He has published over 120 papers and many of them in top conferences and journals in his research areas, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, WWW, KDD, ACM SIGIR, ACM TODS, ACM TOIS, and IEEE TKDE. His publications have been cited more than 5,000 times. He has done pioneering work in large-scale metasearch engines. He was a co-founder of an Internet company (Webscalers) and served as its president.

Weiyi Meng also holds the following positions:

Teaching Schedule of Fall 2014

Research Interests

Metasearch Engines, Web Database Integration, Internet-based Information Retrieval, Information Trustworthiness Analysis, Web Data Quality, Web Information Extraction, Topic Sentiment Analysis, Database Management Systems

Active Research Projects


Selected Recent Professional Activities (click here for a more complete list)

Student Supervision


Clement Yu, Weiyi Meng. Principles of Database Query Processing for Advanced Applications. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1998.

Weiyi Meng, Clement Yu. Advanced Metasearch Engine Technology. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, December 2010.
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Eduard Dragut, Weiyi Meng, Clement Yu. Deep Web Query Interface Understanding and Integration. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2012.
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Selected Recent Publications (click here for complete list)

  1. Liangcai Shu, Bo Long, Weiyi Meng. A Latent Topic Model for Complete Entity Resolution. 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp.880-891, Shanghai, China, March 2009.
  2. Eduard Dragut, Fang Fang, Prasad Sistla, Clement Yu, Weiyi Meng. Stop Word and Related Problems in Web Interface Integration. 35th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), pp.349-360, Lyon, France, August 2009.
  3. Wei Liu, Xiaofeng Meng, Weiyi Meng. ViDE: A Vision-based Approach for Deep Web Data Extraction . IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol.22, No.3, pp.447-460, March 2010.
  4. Xian Li, Weiyi Meng, Clement Yu. T-verifier: Verifying Truthfulness of Fact Statements. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp.63-74, Hannover, Germany, April 2011.
  5. Liangcai Shu, Aiyou Chen, Ming Xiong, Weiyi Meng. Efficient Spectral Neighborhood Blocking for Entity Resolution. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp.1067-1078, Hannover, Germany, April 2011.
  6. Eduard C. Dragut, Hong Wang, Clement Yu, A. Prasad Sistla and Weiyi Meng. Polarity Consistency Checking for Sentiment Dictionaries. Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp.997-1005, Jeju Island, Korea, July 2012.
  7. Liangcai Shu, Can Lin, Weiyi Meng, Yue Han, Clement Yu, and Neil R. Smalheiser. A Framework for Entity Resolution with Efficient Blocking. IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), Las Vegas, August 2012.
  8. Yiyao Lu, Hai He, Hongkun Zhao, Weiyi Meng, Clement Yu. Annotating Search Results From Web Databases. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 25(3), pp.514-527, March 2013.
  9. Xian Li, Xin Luna Dong, Kenneth B. Lyons, Weiyi Meng, and Divesh Srivastava. Truth Finding on the Deep Web: Is the Problem Solved? Proc. of the VLDB Conference, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, August 2013.
  10. Lifeng Jia, Clement Yu, Weiyi Meng. The Impacts of Structural Difference and Temporality of Tweets on Retrieval Effectiveness . ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 31(4), 21, December 2013.
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Last change: August 18, 2014 / meng@cs.binghamton.edu