Wei Wang

Wei Wang

PROFESSOR
COMPUTER SCIENCE

Leonard Kleinrock Chair

3531G Boelter Hall

Email:
Phone: (310) 794-0009
Fax: (310) 825-7578

Websites

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Database Systems
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
EDUCATION
PhD (1999) University of California, Los Angeles
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • ACM Fellow, 2021
  • IBM Invention Achievement Awards - 2000 and 2001
  • UNC Junior Faculty Development Award - 2003
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - 2005
  • ACM Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics Best Student Paper Award - 2020
  • Grand Prize Award of the Yelp Dataset Challenge (Round 9), 2017.
  • ACM SIGKDD Service Award, 2016.
  • Best Research Paper Runner Up Award, SIGKDD 2016 for the paper "Ranking causal anomalies via temporal and dynamical analysis on vanishing correlations".
  • Okawa Foundation Research Award, 2013.
  • IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award, 2012.
  • Best Research Paper Award, SIGKDD 2008 for the paper "FastANOVA: an efficient algorithm for genome-wide association study".
  • Best Student Paper Award, ICDE 2008 for the paper "CARE: finding local linear correlations in high dimensional data".
  • Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, UNC, 2007.
  • Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow, Microsoft, 2005.