Ku Chih Hao

Chih Hao Ku

Assistant Professor

Name:Chih Hao Ku
Address:21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075 (Office: M309A)
Phone:248-204-3069 (office)
Chih-Hao Ku is an Assistant Professor in the College of Management (IT) at the Lawrence Technological University since August 2014. He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Technology at Middle Georgia State University (August 2012 – July 2014). Dr. Ku received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Information Management in Taiwan. He is an active ACM, IEEE, ISSA, and AIS Member. His research currently focuses on natural language processing, decision support systems, and visual analytics. He has published his work in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), Issues in Information Systems, and in conferences among others.



08.2005 - 05.2012

M.S. and Ph.D.

Information Systems and Technology

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA


Research Interests

Research Interests

From a broad perspective, his research focuses on (1) how to apply Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to identify relevant information in digital reports, (2) how to turn a large volume of reports into useful and actionable knowledge for decision makers, and (3) how to apply visualization techniques to present a large amount of digital information.

Research Projects:

  1. Crime Analysis (Natural Language Processing and Data Mining)
  2. Crime Information Visualization
  3. Visual Analytics
  4. Social Network Analysis
  5. Gaming Behavior
  6. Online Course Prediction






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Visiting Scholar

  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), September 25th, 2013


  • A Full Scholarship to the ISSA International Conference, Metro-Atlanta ISSA Board of Directors, 2013
  • Travel Award Winner, Claremont Graduate University, 2008
  • Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, 2007-2009, 2011
  • Scholarships (Top 3 Students), Da-Yeh University, 1999-2001
  • ING Antai Master Degree Thesis Award, 2000

Professional Service

  • Judge: The Bibb County School District Technology Summit, February 9th, 2013.
  • Timer: Academic Bowl Volunteers, February 22nd, 2013.
  • Judge: Middle Georgia National Day of Civic Hacking, June 2nd, 2013
  • Instructor: An EveryoneOn Day volunteer at the Central GA Tech (Adult Learning) (Connect2Compete), October 26th, 2013.
  • Judge: World Language Day and Competition, November 8th, 2013
  • MGSC-Phi Beta Lambda’s 2013-2014 Executive Board. 2013 -2014
  • Advisor of Central Georgia Information Systems Security Association (CGISSA), 2013-2014


Membership in Professional Organizations – Current/Active

  • Member: IEEE, 2010 – present
  • Member: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2008- present
  • Member: Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2007 – present
  • Member: Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) 2013 – present

Membership in Professional Organizations – Inactive

  • Member: Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), 2011
  • Member: Association for Library and Information Science Education(ALISE), 2012
Contact info
Address21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075 (Office: M309A)
Phone248-204-3069 (office)

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