Wen Zhang     

PhD student in Computer Science

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 37240

MSN: winzipustc AT hotmail.com
Email: waynezhang86 AT gmail.com

Phone: (615)347-7086
Research Area: biomedical informatics, data mining, information security

Lab: Health Informatics Privacy Labotary (Hiplab)


Hi, I am Wen Zhang, a fourth year PhD student with Vanderbilt University. I am working as a research assistant in Health Informatics Privacy Labotary, and supervised by Professor Malin. Currently I am working on the project of Experienced Based Access Management (EBAM).


PhD Student: Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 08/2010 - present

M.S.: Pattern Recognition & Intelligence System, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 07/2009

B.S.: Software Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 07/2006


Visiting Student                                                                                         June 2011 – August 2011

Research on Access Control of Health Information
System – Department of Biomedical Informatics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Research Assistant                                                                                     Sept. 2010 – now

Data Privacy in Electronic Health Record – Department of Computer Science@Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Visiting Student                                                                                           Jan. 2008 –Mar. 2009

Web Search and Information Retrieval – Machine Learning Group@Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing

Research Assistant                                                                                      Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2007 and Mar. 2009 – Jun. 2009

Malicious Software Detection – Department of Automation – University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei

Selected Publication

[1] Wen Zhang , You Chen, Carl A.Gunter, David Liebovitz and Bradley Malin, "Evolving Role Definitions Through Permission Invocation Patterns Proceedings of the 18th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies .2013 (Honorable Mention Paper) . [pdf]

[2] Wen Zhang, Carl A.Gunter, David Liebovitz, Jian Tian and Bradley Malin, "Role Prediction using Electronic Medical Record System Audits", Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium.2011 (Accepted)

[3] Wen Zhang, Carl A.Gunter, David Liebovitz, Jian Tian and Bradley Malin, "Role Prediction using Electronic Medical Record System Audits" (Extended Abstract), The USENIX workshop on Health Security and Privacy.2011. [pdf]

[4] You Chen, Steve Nyemba, Wen Zhang and Bradley Malin. "Leveraging Social Networks to Detect Anomalous Insider Actions in Collaborative Environments" Proceedings of IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics. 2011(Accepted)

[5] Wen Zhang, Quan Zheng, "TSFS : A Novel Algorithm for Single View Co-training", Proceedings of IEEE  International Joint Conference on Computational Sciences and Optimization. pp492-496, 2009.

[6] Wen Zhang, Jun Yan, Shuicheng Yan, "Temporal Query Substitution for Ad Search",Proceedings of SIGIR2009 Poster. pp798-799, 2009. [pdf]

[7] Jun Yan, Ning Liu, Gang Wang, Wen Zhang, Yun Jiang , Yun Jiang and Zheng Chen, "How much the Behavioral Targeting can Help Online Advertising?". Proceedings of WWW, pp261-270, 2009. [pdf]

[8] Lei Ji, Jun Yan, Ning Liu,Wen Zhang, Weiguo Fan and Zheng Chen, "Exsearch: A Novel Vertical Search Engine for Online Barter Business?". Proceedings of CIKM, pp1357-1366, 2009. [pdf]


USTC Outstanding Student Scholarship, 2004

USTC Outstanding Student Scholarship, 2003