Dr. Yan Zhao

  Post doctoral fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4S 0A2

Office: College West 308.11
Phone: (306) 585-5695
Fax: (306) 585-4745
Email: yanzhao@cs.uregina.ca



Interactive data mining (Ph.D. thesis) and explanation-oriented data mining (Master's thesis)

While many data mining models concentrate on automation and efficiency, interactive data mining systems focus adaptive and effective communications between human users and computer systems. Through interaction and communication, computers and users can share the tasks involved in order to achieve a balance of automation and human control. The interaction is mutually beneficial, and imposes new coordination demands on both sides.

Yan Zhao's Ph.D. thesis, entitled Interactive Data Mining, is published by Verlag Dr. Müller (VDM) as a monograph, and is available in Amazon.com.

List of publications:

On data mining

On machine learning

On rough set theory


Current project:

ICS, standing for the Interactive Classification System, is a prototype for demonstrating the basic ideas of interactive data mining. The current version, ICS-V1, is developed by Yan Zhao and Mervin Yan. It is a Microsoft Windows-based executable program, implemented by using Borland Turbo Delphi and XML databases. You are welcome to download ICS-V1 for evaluation..