Weiyi Meng

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

Weiyi Meng is currently a professor and the chair of the Computer Science Department, State University of New York at Binghamton. He was Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science from August 2014 to June 2016. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992 and joined the department as a faculty member in the same year. His research interests include metasearch engines, Web database integration, Internet-based information retrieval, Web data quality, Web information extraction, sentiment analysis, and database management systems. He has done pioneering work in large-scale metasearch engines. 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 150 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, ACM TWEB, and IEEE TKDE. His publications have been cited more than 6,000 times according to Google Scholar. He has served as a member of the program/organizing committees of more than 90 international conferences, as a conference/program committee chair for some of them. He has also served on the editorial boards of several journals.

Teaching Schedule of Fall 2016

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

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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Xian Li, Xin Luna Dong, Kenneth B. Lyons, Weiyi Meng, and Divesh Srivastava. Scaling Up Copy Detection. Proc. of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp.89-100, Seoul, Korea, April 2015.
  9. Wensheng Wu, Weiyi Meng, Weifeng Su, Quangyou Zhou, Yao-Yi Chiang. Q2P: Discovering Query Templates via Autocompletion. ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), 10(2):10, May 2016.
  10. Liang Zhu, Feifei Liu, Weiyi Meng, Qin Ma, Yu Wang, and Fang Yuan. Evaluating Top-N Queries in n-Dimensional Normed Spaces. Information Sciences (to appear)
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Last change: September 15, 2016 / meng@cs.binghamton.edu