Jie WangJie Wang

Ph.D.(Computer Science) M.S.(Electrical Engineering)
Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems

Call for Papers

The 4th IEEE Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICDBA2019, Suzhou China. March 15-18, 2019) is co-organized by IEEE and Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. ICBDA 2019 provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in Big Data Research, Development and Application.
Submission deadline: October 25, 2018.

Digital Scholarship


Book: JavaScript Hands-on Learning: interactive front-end web development

Class guide: CSCI-A 340 (Web Programming) Class Guide


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I joined Indiana University Northwest in 2009. Currently I am an associate professor of Computer Information Systems. I received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.

Teaching interests:

computer information systems and technology, computer science, informatics, data science

Research interests:

data and computational issues arising from information systems including information management, data mining and data science, data privacy, social media analysis and applied mathematics.


photography, casual fashion portrait, artisan-bread baking
Prior to working at IU Northwest, I worked as a research assistant in the Laboratory for High Performance Scientific Computing & Computer Simulation at the University of Kentucky and as a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in Minnesota State University Mankato. I am the recipient of a number of awards including Thaddeus B. Curtz Memorial Scholarship Award in 2008 and Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship in 2007. I was appointed as the Richard E. Rosenthal Young Researcher from INFORMS in 2011. My research has been funded by IU Project Initiation, Research Support, NVIDIA and the Summer Faculty Fellowship every year between 2010 and 2013. I received an Indiana University Trustee' Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014 and 2017. I have authored/coauthored two books and over 40 refereed publications. I regularly review papers for academic journals and serve on conference committees. While not working, I am interested in photography, casual fashion portrait, and artisan-bread baking.


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  • Excellent oral presentation at the IEEE 3rd Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICDBA2018). 2018
  • Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award, 2017
  • Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award. 2014
  • Indiana University Northwest Research Support Grant (Co-PI: Axel Schulze-Halberg) $7,000. 2014-2015
  • Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, $1,700. 2014
  • Research seed support from the NVIDIA Corporation as an unrestricted gift (approx. $3500). 2013
  • Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, $800. 2013
  • Indiana University Northwest Regional Research Grant-Project Initiation Grant $4,000. 2012-2013
  • Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship for Research. $11,000. 2012 and 2013.
  • Richard E. Rosenthal Young Researcher, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. 2011
  • Online Course Development Grant $4,000. CISTL, Indiana University Northwest. 2011
  • Indiana University Northwest Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research. $1,500. 2011 and 2012
  • Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship for Research. $10,000. 2010 and 2011
  • Finalist of the competitive postdoctoral position for Computation & Informatics in Biology and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Morgridge Institute for Research. 2009
  • Full travel support from 3nd International Summer School on Logic Programming and Computational Logic in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 2008
  • Thaddeus B. Curtz Memorial Scholarship Award (the best graduate student of the year). College of Engineering, University of Kentucky. 2008
  • Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Full travel support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the 8th DOE Advanced Computational Software (ACTS) Collection Workshop: Gearing up Scientific Applications for the Petascale Computing Era. Berkeley, CA. 2007.
  • Student travel support from Graduate School Fellowship of University of Kentucky. 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • University of Kentucky Commonwealth Research Award. 2007

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The courses I have taught at Indiana University Northwest

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Student Research & Presentations

Sentimental analysis of online textual reviews. Undergraduate Thesis. Fall 2015.

Creating a tailored hotel guest experience by using decision tree learning. The 2015 COAS Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2015.

Recent publications

Learning subconcepts in user-generated text from social media sites: a case of exploring food concept (ICBDA2018)
Constrained matrix factorization in financial data analysis (IDA)
Confluent supersymmetric partners of quantum systems emerging from the spheroidal equation (Symmetry)
A study of reliability patterns by simultaneous clustering: a matrix factorization approach (ACM SE'14)
Bound state solutions of the Klein-Gordon equation for the Mathews-Lakshmanan oscillator (Springer)
Discovering the rating pattern of online reviewers through data coclustering (IEEE ISI2013)
Mining online book reviews for sentimental clustering (IEEE AINA2013)
Stock trend extraction via matrix factorization (Springer)
A hierarchical model of e-Government service capability:an empirical analysis (Elsevier)
Customizing privacy protection in data publishing (IEEE Xplore)

Google Scholar Citations


JavaScript Hands-on Learning: interactive front-end web development [buy at Amazon.com].
317 pages. ISBN:978-0998273808. October 2016


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C/C++, Java
R, Python, SQL, Weka, RapidMiner, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server
LaTex, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Bookdown
Fortran, VB
Windows, Linux, MacOS
Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Artisan-bread baking