Dr. Weimao Ke came to the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, formerly the iSchool at Drexel, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the School of Information and Library Science, under the supervision of Dr. Javed Mostafa. He earned his Master’s in Information Science from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Bachelor of Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. He worked in the IT industry for many years, with companies such Lycos Asia and eBay China, as a software engineer, information systems developer, technical leader, and project manager.
Dr. Ke is passionate about working with data at extreme scales. His research is focused on large-scale information retrieval (IR) systems and data-intensive processes in distributed settings. He has worked on various projects related to decentralized search, parallel computing for text processing, complex networks/systems, and information theoretic modeling. His ultimate research goal is to understand what information is and how to quantify meaning from massive, messy data.
Besides professional work, Dr. Ke enjoys woodworking and tinkering with mechanics. He is a convert to the Catholic Church and a fan of the EWTN radio network. He plays Violin and Erhu at the beginners level, after a couple of years learning and practice.
PhD in Information Science, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master's in Information Science, 2006
Indiana University Bloomington
Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, 1998
East China University of Science and Technology
Drexel University, 2018
Drexel University, 2013
Runner-up @ ACM & IEEE JCDL, 2013
$1000 Cash Award @ ASIS&T, 2008
First AAAI ICWSM conference, 2007
10th Information Visualization, 2004