Yuqing Wu

Yuqing Melanie Wu


Computer Science

Pomona College


Address 185 E 6th St. Claremont, CA 91711
Office Edmunds Hall 111
Phone 909 6079202
Email firstname.lastname at college-name.edu



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Professor Wu is a Professor of Computer Science at Pomona College and chaired the department between 2017 and 2020. She previously taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, 2004-2014.

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. She joined IU in 2004.

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.

Prof. Wu has published in top venues including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ICDT, EDBT, CIKM, VLDBj, TKDE, IS, etc. She serviced on program committees of leading database conferences, including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ICDT, EDBT, CIKM, etc., and as reviewers for various journals.

Prof. Wu is a member of the ACM-W Council and the chair of the communication committee of ACM-W, which supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. She is a member of CRA-W board of directors and is co-chairing the CREU (Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. CRA-W is a sub-organization of CRA (Computer Research Association) that aims at increasing the success and participation of women in computing research and education at all levels.

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.

Curriculum Vitae (download pdf)