Quote by Albert Einstein: "Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
2016 Spring, In collaboration with Dr. Scott Crouter at the University of Tennessee and Dr. Eamonn Keogh at the University of California Riverside, Dr. Wei Ding's NIH R01 proposal on Novel Approaches for Predicting Free-Living Physical Activities in Youth has been selected for funding (PI, Total Budget ~$2,000,000, UMass Boston Share ~$620,000)
2015 Fall, Sabbatical Visit, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MA (host: Professor John Quackenbush)
01/2015, In collaboration with Dr. John Quackenbush at Harvard, Dr. Wei Ding received an $200,000 award from NVidia to work on advanced data mining to discover disease subtypes in cancer.
05/2015, Dr. Wei Ding received a $67,500 award from TCL for her data mining research.
12/2014, Dr. Wei Ding received a $18,000 award from NCWIT for her activities on women in science.
Director of the Knowledge Discovery Lab
Department of Computer Science
School for the Environment (Faculty Affiliate)
College of Science and Mathematics
University of Massachusetts Boston
Department of Computer Science
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Office: S-3-179 Science Building
Office Phone: 617.287.6428
KDLab Phone: 617.287.6438
Program Committee Member: ICML (2015), NIPS (2015), AAAI (2014-Present), IEEE ICDM (2011-2014), ECML/PKDD (2013, 2011), ACM KDD (2012-Present, 2010), ACM CIKM (2010-2012), SIAM SDM (2010-Present), PAKDD (2013), ASONAM (2014), ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS (2009-2012), International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI)(2011-2012, 2008), KSEM (2011), BICoB (2011-2012), International Workshop on Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining In Cooperation with IEEE ICDM (SSTDM, 2008-2012), International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (2008, 2009), International Symposium on Data, Privacy, and E-Commerce (2010), International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (2010), International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (2010), Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA 2010)
PhD Forum Co-Chair & IEEE ICDM 2015
Special Session Co-Chair, Bioinformatics & HPC, the 2015 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC 2015), Waltham, MA USA
2015: Symposium Co-Chair, the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), in the symposium: Social Computing and Semantic Data Mining
General Chair, the Third IEEE/ASE International Conference on Big Data Science and Computing (BigDataScience 2014)
Workshop Chair & Vice Chair: IEEE ICDM 2013
Organization Chairs: The 4th Workshop on Data Mining Case Studies and Practice Prize
Organization Chair: ISPA 2011 Special Session Image Processing and Analysis in Lunar and Planetary Science
Chair of Special Sessions, the 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems
Sponsorship Chair: IEEE ICDM (2011-2012)
Student Travel Grants Committee Chair: IEEE ICDM (2010)
Publicity Chair: ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS (2010-2011)
PC Co-Chair: Workshop on Social Networks, Applications, and Systems (2009)
Session Chair: ICTAI 2011, special session on data mining of the IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (2010, 2009), IEEE International Workshop on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Mining in cooperation with IEEE ICDM (2007)
Editorship: Assoicate Editor of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) (2011-Present), Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Big Data (2013-Present), Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) (2010-Present)
Grant Proposal/Fellowship Review: NSF (2015-2009), Qatar National Research Fund (2011), SSTD Student Travel Award Committee (2011), ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Diversity Fellowship Committee (2011, 2010)