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Dr. Sheng Wang

Associate Professor of Computer Science

TOTEM Database Laboratory

Office: C502, School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, China

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Student Hiring

I am looking for highly self-motivated Ph.D, master, and undergraduate students to work with me on spatial databases. Please contact me if you are interested.


  • 2021-12-1: I receive an OceanBase research funding from Ant Group.

  • 2021-11-27: I win the best presentation award at CCF Wuhan Young Faculty Academic Forum.

  • 2021-11-22: I will serve as a PC at KDD 2022.

  • 2021-11-18: Our work “A Resource-Aware Deep Cost Model for Big Data Query Processing” is accepted to ICDE 2022.

  • 2021-9-25: I am invited to serve as a meta-reviewer for Climate Change AI Innovation Grants program.

  • 2021-9-1: I join the School of Computer Science, Wuhan University as an associate professor.

  • 2021-8-19: I will serve as a PC at WSDM 2022.

  • 2021-1-19: I will serve on the review board for PVLDB 2022.

  • 2020-12-10: Our work “Public Transport Planning: When Transit Network Connectivity Meets Commuting Demand” is accepted to SIGMOD 2021 directly without revision.

  • 2020-11-30: Our latest survey on trajectory data management, analytics, and learning is accepted to ACM Computing Surveys.


I am currently an associate professor at the School of Computer Science, Wuhan University. I am also a part of the TOTEM Database Laboratory. My interests are mainly on spatial database. I have published full research papers on top venues in database and information systems as the first author, such as SIGMOD, PVLDB, ICDE, SIGIR, WSDM, TKDE, and ACM Computing Surveys.


  • 2019-09-2021-08: Smart cities postdoctoral research associate at New York University.

  • 2019.08-2019-09: Visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University.


  • Spatial dataset management: search, discovery, privacy, and decision making.

  • Fast Large-Scale Clustering (PVLDB’20, PVLDB’21).

  • Trajectory Data Management (SIGMOD’18, SIGIR’18, WSDM’18, ICDE’17).

  • Real-Time Smart Cities (SIGMOD’21, TKDE, WSDM’19, ICDE’18).

Grants & Funding

  • AntFinance Research Grant (¥350,000).


  • 3×TIGER/BDDA Group Top Student Paper Awards.

  • 2018 ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant ($2000 USD).

  • Travel Scholarship for 2017 ACM 50th Celebration of the Turing Award ($900 USD).

  • School-level Winner of 3 Minute Thesis Competition in 2016.

  • School-level People's Choice Winner of 3 Minute Thesis Competition in 2016.

  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • 2016 Excellent Master Thesis Award of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


  • Journal Reviewer: TKDE (since 2019), VLDBJ (Since 2020), TIST (Since 2020), TNNLS (since 2019), WWWJ (since 2020)

  • PC Member: KDD 2022, PVLDB 2022, IJCAI 2021 2024, APWeb-WAIM 2020, ADC 2020, APWeb-WAIM 2019, MoBID@ER 2019, ADC 2019, ER 2018 (demo track), APWeb-WAIM 2018 (demo track), MLDQ@MDM 2019.

  • External reviewer: SIGMOD 2018, SIGIR 2018, 2017, 2016, VLDB 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, ICDE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, CIKM 2017.

  • Membership: ACM Student Member (SIGIR, SIGMOD), IEEE Student Member