Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Boston

Wei Ding Associate Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests

knowledge discovery, data mining, and machine learning, with applications to bioinformatics, health sciences, astronomy, geosciences, and environmental sciences.

Contact

Phone: 617-287-6428

Fax: 617-287-6438

Email: wei.ding@umb.edu

Office Location

S-3-179 Science Building

Mailing Address

Department of Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Boston

ATTN: Wei Ding

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125-3393

News

2018 Spring, AI for Earth Award

2018 Summer, WINS hosted the Tech-Savvy Camp

2017 Summer, NSF PI Award, EAGER: Advanced Machine Learning Techniques to Discover Disease Subtypes in Cancer.

2016 Spring, NIH PI Award, R01, Novel Approaches for Predicting Free-Living Physical Activities in Youth has been selected for funding.

Biography

Wei Ding received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston in 2008. She is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests include data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational semantics, and with applications to health sciences, astronomy, geosciences, and environmental sciences. She has published more than 122 referred research papers, 1 book, and has 2 patents. She is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transaction on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Information System Education (JISE), the Journal of Big Data, and the Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal. She is the recipient of a Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), a Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI), a Best Poster Presentation award at the 2008 ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPAITAL GIS), and a Best PhD Work Award between 2007 and 2010 from the University of Houston. Her research projects are sponsored by NSF, NIH, NASA, and DOE. She is an IEEE senior member and an ACM senior member.


PhD Students

Yong Zhuang

Yong Zhuang

Machine Learning and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining

Loves Badminton

KDLab Member since 2015

Tianyu Kang

Tianyu Kang

Machine Learning

Loves Badminton

KDLab Member since 2015

Zihan Li

Zihan Li

Machine Learning

Loves Badminton

KDLab Member since 2015

Hadmid Reza Mohebbi

Hamid Reza Mohebbi

Machine Learning and Big Data

Loves Badminton

KDLab Member since 2015

Chengjie Zheng

Chengjie Zheng

Machine Learning

Loves Badminton

KDLab Member since 2015


Former PhD Students

Dr. Joseph Cohen

Joseph Paul Cohen

Postdoctoral Fellowi advised by Prof. Yoshua Bengio

Univeristy of Montreal

PhD, 2016, UMass Boston

Dr. Yahui Di

Yahui Di

Data Scientist

Monsanto/Climate Crop

PhD, 2017, UMass Boston

Dr. Henry Lo

Henry Lo

Consultant

McKinsey & Company

PhD, 2016, UMass Boston

Dr. Yang Mu

Yang Mu

Research Scientist

Facebook

PhD, 2015, UMass Boston

Dr. Dawei Wang

Dawei Wang

Manager, Applied Science

Amobee

PhD, 2016, UMass Boston

Dr. Chung-Hsien (Jacky) Yu

Jacky Yu

Machine Learning Engineer

PlayStation

PhD, 2016, UMass Boston


Former Visiting Scholars, Master Students, and Undergraduate Students

Dr. Jipeng Qiang Soochow University, China, Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016, UMass Boston

Jipeng Qiang

Tingting Lu, Beihang University, Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016, UMass Boston

Pei Yang

Ira Ceka, Undergraduate Student, 2016-2017, UMass Boston

Ira Ceka

Daniel Manning Software Developer, IBM, 2016, UMass Boston

Daniel Manning

Melissa Cruz, PhD Student, Tufts University, Undergraduate Student, 2015, UMass Boston

Melissa Cruz

Nicole Cote Developer, Cervello, Undergraduate Student, 2013, UMass Boston

Vy Nguyen

Alena Bertash, Business Intelligence Consultant, TriCore Solutions, Undergraduate Student, 2012, UMass Boston

Alena Bertash

Timmy Mbaya Undergraduate Student, 2011, UMass Boston

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Veronica Carrillo Marquez, Co-Founder, F1V, Undergraduate Student, 2009, UMass Boston

Veronica Marquez

Dr. Kui Yu, University of South Australia, Visiting Scholar, 2011-2012, UMass Boston

Kui Yu

Kevin Amaral PhD Student, UMass Boston, Undergraduate Student, 2012-2013, UMass Boston

Kevin Amaral

Caitlin Kuhlman, PhD Student, WPI, Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Caitlin Kuhlman

Vy Nguyen Software Engineer, Google, Undergraduate Student, 2013, UMass Boston

Vy Nguyen

Anna Gavrilman, Software Engineer, Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Anna Gavrilman

Dr. Yin Li Associate Professor, Northwest A&F University, China, Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Yin Li

Dr. Ren Xiang, Importing Analyst, Evergreen Enterprises, Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Xiang Ren

Dr. Xu Yuan Associate Professor, School of Software Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Xu Yuan

Dr. Pei Yang, Lecturer, Nanjing University, China, Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Pei Yang

Dr. Min Yang Associate Professor, Wuhan University, China, Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014, UMass Boston

Min Yang

Dr. Ana Gonzalez Marcos, Associate Professor, University of La Rioja, Spain, Visiting Scholar, 2012, UMass Boston

Ana Gonzalez Marcos

Siyi Liu Senior Software Engineer, PayPal, Master's Student, 2011, UMass Boston

Siyi Liu

Pradnya Khutafale, Software Engineer, PatientKeeper, Master's Student, 2011, UMass Boston

Pradnya Khutafale

Max Choly Software Engineer, VMware, Undergraduate Student, 2010, UMass Boston

Max Choly

William Isaac Miller, PhD Student, In Memoriam, 1985 - 2010, Miller's page

William Miller

Jue Wang Lead Quality Engineer, Cvent, Master's Student, 2010, UMass Boston

Jue Wang

Kartik Panjabi, Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Master's Student, 2010, UMass Boston

Kartik Panjabi

Anshul Jain Master's Student, 2010, UMass Boston

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Susan Ngai Master's Student, 2010, UMass Boston

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Joshua A. Reyes Software Engineer, KAYAK, Master's Student, 2009, UMass Boston

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