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Wei Cheng

Senior Research Staff Member
Data Science Department
NEC Laboratories America
NC 27599-3175, USA
Email: weicheng [AT] nec-labs [DOT] com 

About Me

Wei Cheng is a Senior Researcher at NEC Labs America. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, UNC at Chapel Hill in 2015, advised by Prof. Wei Wang. His research interests include data science, machine learning and bioinformatics. He has filed more than eighty patents, and has published more than 100 research papers in top-tier conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, SIGKDD, ICLR, WWW, EMNLP, ISMB and journals such as Nature, Science, TPAMI, TNNLS, TKDE, Bioinformatics, etc. His research results received Best Research Paper Runner-Up Award at SIGKDD 2016 and were nominated for the Best Paper Award at ICDM 2018, ICDM 2017, ICDM 2015 and SDM 2012. He has also served as area chairs for several top-tier conferences including SIGKDD, EMNLP, NAACL, IJCAI, SDM, AAAI, WSDM, etc.

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