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E-Mail: wei.ding@uni-mainz.de

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WiSe 2021/22:

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Mittwoch 16:15-17:45 Uhr und 18:15-19:45 Uhr

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Aktuelles

Starting September 2021 at Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, he continues leading research projects to develop analysis methods and interactive visualization applications to uncover patterns and dynamics otherwise hidden using traditional close reading strategies in large text corpora, including the poetic oeuvre of Herman Hesse.

 

Vita

Trained as a computer scientist, Dr. Wei Ding is interested in harnessing novel analysis and visualization techniques to address the challenges posed by Big Data in various disciplines.

He has completed his PhD and subsequently worked as a postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, where he has developed software tools to analyze and visualize microbial pan-genomic data in Richard Neher’s group. He has since earned two independent grants to prototype software solutions for hospital epidemiology.

As an independent group leader, he has then focused primarily on synthesizing computational methods including natural language processing and machine learning algorithms as well as a variety of visualization approaches to better understand massive literary texts in the Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Basel.

Sonstiges

In addition to his love of poetry and plants, he enjoys hiking, reading, writing and painting.
He also teaches painting courses by avocation.

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