Microsoft New Faculty Fellows

Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellows for 2005

Wei proposes to use novel techniques in data mining, automatic classification, and natural language text retrieval to address a central challenge of molecular biology: linking proteins to their function. She has developed algorithms to find recurring amino acid packing patterns in protein structures and to select those patterns whose occurrences are highly associated with known functionalities.


Principal Investigators:

to appear…



  1. FastANOVA: an efficient algorithm for genome-wide association study, by Xiang Zhang, Fei Zou, and Wei Wang. Proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD’08).