Jie Wang

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

Department of Computer Information Systems

Digital Scholarship


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


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I joined Indiana University Northwest in 2009. Currently I am an associate professor in Computer Information Systems. I received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky in 2008.

Teaching interests:

Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Informatics, Data Science

Research interests:

Data and computational issues arising from information systems including information management and data mining, information privacy, social media and user-generated content analysis.
From 2004 to 2008, I worked in the Laboratory for High Performance Scientific Computing & Computer Simulation at the University of Kentucky. During the 2008-2009 academic year, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in 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 one book and over 40 refereed articles in a variety of journals and conference proceedings. I consistently review papers for academic journals and have served on technical committees for international conferences. My hobbies include picture taking and artisan-bread baking.


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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


  1. Professional service:
  2. Student Advising:


  • 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




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