|Wei Wang (CV)
Ph.D. UCLA Computer Science
Office: 3531-G Boelter Hall
Project Manager: Sim-Lin Lau
Office: 3531-J Boelter Hall
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Secretary: Osanna Kazarian
Office: 3531-K Boelter Hall
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Wei Wang is the Leonard Kleinrock Chair Professor in Computer Science and Computational Medicine at
University of California, Los Angeles and the director of the Scalable Analytics Institute (ScAi). She is also a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Graduate Program.
She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. She was a professor in Computer Science and a member of
the Carolina Center for Genomic Sciences and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002 to 2012, and was a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between
1999 and 2002. Dr. Wang's research interests include big data analytics, data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, bioinformatics and computational biology, and computational medicine. She has filed seven patents, and has published one monograph and more than two hundred eighty research
papers in international journals and major peer-reviewed conference proceedings, including multiple best paper awards.
Dr. Wang received the IBM Invention Achievement Awards in 2000 and 2001. She was the recipient of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and was named a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow in 2005. She was honored with the 2007 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. She was recognized with an IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award in 2012, an Okawa Foundation Research Award in 2013, and an ACM SIGKDD Service Award in 2016. Dr. Wang has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery in Data, Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Journal of Computational Biology, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics and the Open Artificial Intelligence Journal. She serves on the organization and program committees of international conferences including ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGKDD, ACM BCB, VLDB, ICDE, EDBT, ACM CIKM, IEEE ICDM, SIAM DM, SSDBM, ISMB, RECOMB, BIBM. She served on the Board of Directors of the ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBio) from 2015 to 2019. Dr. Wang is a fellow of ACM.
Scalable Analytics Institute (ScAI)
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