Yuqing Melanie Wu

Chair — ACM-W Communication Committee


Associate Professor of Computer Science

Computer Science Department

Pomona College

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Professor Wu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pomona College. She was a faculty member at Indiana University, Bloomington 2004-2015. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her M.S. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in December 1999 and an M.S./B.S. degree from Peking University, China.

Prof. Wu’s research focuses on data representation, query languages, query processing and optimization, indexing and security of data repositories for relational, semi-structured and graph data. Prof. Wu’s recent research involves algebra for queries, normalization, indexing and security of XML data repositories, storage and query of data on the Semantic Web, exact and approximate search on graph data, data management in parallel computing environments, and analysis of social media data for social-economical insights.

In recognition of her works in teaching, Prof. Wu received two Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Awards, an Inspirational Teaching Award of the School of Informatics and Computing, and was named advisor of the year by WIC (Women in Computer). She also received Faculty Service Award, in recognition of her service as the Graduate Director of the Computer Science program at Indiana University.