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Dr. Xiangdong An

Assistant Professor

Office: James M. Baker University Center 335
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences


Dr. An is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Information Technology Department at Clayton State University. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Millsaps College. He had worked in Canada at York University, Dalhousie University, and Saint Mary's University as an Instructor and Postdoc. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (Canada), Master of Engineering in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Nankai University (China), and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from Tianjin University (China).


Ph D, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 2005

Awards and Honors

Governor's Teaching Fellows, Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Honor, 2023

2023 NASA MINDS Technical Posters 3rd Place (Senior Teams), Advisor, NASA, Award, 2023

Intellectual Contributions

Xiangdong An, Jimmy Huang, geNov: A New Metric for Measuring Novelty and Relevancy in Biomedical Information Retrieval, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) – November 2017

Xiangdong An, Jimmy Huang, Boosting Novelty for Biomedical Information Retrieval through Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis, ACM SIGIR'13 – July 2013

Charnyote Pluempitiwiriyawej, Nick Cercone, Xiangdong An, Lexical Acquisition and Clustering of Word Senses to Conceptual Lexicon Construction, Computers and Mathematics with Applications – May 2009

Xiangdong An, Yang Xiang, Nick Cercone, Dynamic Multiagent Probabilistic Reasoning, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning – April 2008

Yang Xiang, Xiangdong An, Nick Cercone, Simulation of Graphical Models for Multiagent Probabilistic Inference, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International – October 2003

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Xiangdong An, Autonomous Robots Collaborate Best Under Uncertainty and Communication Limitations, NASA, Federal, 2500, Funded –  August 1 2022 to May 31 2023

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, IRB, Committee Member –  August 1 2022 to July 31 2025

College, CIMS Student Award Committee, Committee Member –  January 1 2022 to Present

College, CIMS Curriculum Committee, Committee Member –  August 1 2022 to Present

Department, Student Award Committee, Committee Chair –  August 1 2022 to Present

Department, Curriculum, Committee Member –  January 1 2022 to Present

Service to the Profession

Committee Member, WI/IAT Conference 2010 to Present

Committee Member, Canadian AI Conference 2013 to Present

Committee Member, IEA/AIE Conference 2019 to Present