School of Information  
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CIS 1040
Tampa, FL, 33620 



Ph.D., (2005-2010) Library Information Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

M.S., (2001-2004) Computer Science, Florida State University , Tallahassee, FL

M.S., (1999-2001) Plant Genetics, Florida A&M University , Tallahassee, FL

B.S., (1992-1996) Biochemistry, Zhongshan (Sun Yetsen) University , Guangzhou , China


Professional Summary

Dr. Hong Huang is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at University of South Florida. He received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, both M.S. degrees in Genetics and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the Florida State University. His research and teaching areas encapsulate three related disciplines- information and library science, bioinformatics, and information & communication technology. With his extensive LIS, bio informatics/genetics backgrounds and work experiences, he bridges these disciplines in various ways. His research interests included data mangement, practice and sharing, IT in library and education, scholarly communication, as well as bio/health information and learning. He is the PIs or Co-PIs with collaborative and federal grant awards (e.g., USDA) in data management & practice, and IT in learning science. He has published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Library & Information Science Research, Journal of Documentation, Journal of Computational Biology, among others.

Areas of Interest

Socio-cultural, curation issues for data management and practice; IT in education & library science; Health/Bio Information; Social media in library use; Information retrieval; bibliometrics toward informed knowledge

[ Curriculum Vitae (June 2017) ]


Selected Publications

Huang H., Chu S.K., Liu Y.Y., and Zheng Y. (2017). Understanding user-librarian interaction types in academic library microblogging: A comparison study in Twitter and Weibo. ( Journal of Academic Librarianship . [ISI Impact Factor: 1.18]. [Paper]

Huang H., Yu H., Andrews J. E., Yoon Y., & Burgess K. L. (2017). Uncovering hidden behavioral patterns in the era of “We Media”: Modeling Spatio-Temporal dynamics for Twitter news. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 704-707). [Paper]

Huang H., Clancy K., Zhu Y., Burhance C., & Madrigal L. (2015). Women who deliver twins are more likely to smoke and have high frequencies of specific SNPs: results from a sample of African-American women who delivered pre-term, low birth weight babies. American Journal of Human Biology . (doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22723). [ISI Impact Factor: 2.16]. [Paper]

Huang H. (2015). Domain knowledge and data quality perceptions in genome curation work.  Journal of Documentation, 71 (1), 116-142. [ISI Impact Factor: 1.40]. [Paper]

Huang H.,  Jörgensen C. , Stvilia  B. (2015). Genomics data curation roles, skills, and perception of data quality.  Library & Information Science Research, (doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2014.08.003). [ISI Impact Factor: 1.52].[Paper]

Huang H., Chu S.K.W., Chen D.(2014). Interactions between English-Speaking and Chinese-Speaking users and librarians on Social Networking Sites.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, (DOI: 10.1002/asi.23251). [ISI Impact Factor: 2.11].[Paper]

Huang H.,  Jörgensen C. (2013). Characterizing user tagging and co-occurring metadata in general and specialized metadata collections.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology,64 (9), 1878-1889.[ISI Impact Factor: 2.11]. [Paper]

Huang H., Qin J. (2013). Understanding metadata functional requirements in genome curation work. Proceeding of the American Society for Information Science & Technology , (DOI: 10.1002/meet.14505001124). [Paper]

Huang H., Li Y.(2013). MASTtreedist: Visualization of phylogentic tree space based on Maximum Agreement Subtree.  Journal of Computational Biology, 20(1):42-9. doi: 10.1089/cmb.2012.0243. [Paper]

Huang H., Stvilia  B.,  Jörgensen C., Bass H. (2012). Prioritization of data quality dimensions and skills requirements in genome annotation work.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology ,(DOI: 10.1002/asi.21652).[Paper ]

Huang H., Andrews  J.,  Tang J. (2012). Citation characterization and impact normalization in bioinformatics journals.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (DOI: 10.1002/asi.21707). [Paper]

Huang H., Lu J., Hunter W., Dowd S., Dang P. (2011). Mining and validating grape (Vitis L.) ESTs to develop EST-SSR markers for genotyping and mapping. Molecular Breeding (DOI: 10.1007/s11032-010-9477-2). [Paper]