David Wild

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing
Contact djwild@indiana.edu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Founder & Director


David completed a B.Sc. in Computing Science at Aston University, Birmingham in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Computational Drug Discovery at Sheffield University in 1994. He worked for several years in scientific computing in the pharmaceutical industry, before moving into academia in 2004 to form new academic research and educational programs at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He is Director of Data Science Academic Programs, which comprise online and residential degrees containing several hundred graduate students. He also leads the Integrative Data Science Laboratory, developing advanced data science technologies for healthcare, drug discovery, translational medicine and other applications. He co-founded and is CEO of Data2Discovery Inc., a data science company with a mission to transform healthcare through revolutionary data intelligence. David has around 100 research publications, mainly in the fields of cheminformatics and network chemical biology, and is co-editor of the Journal of Cheminformatics. He has been PI or CoPI on over $2m in research funding.  


For up-to-date information on publications, see David's Google Scholar page.

Research Interests

David's current research interests include linked data in drug discovery and translational medicine, semantic technologies, cheminformatics, data science in healthcare, data science in emergency management and response, and societal aspects of data science including data ethics, privacy and "human-data interaction"

Recent Academic Presentations

Opportunities for semantic and network methods in Phenotypic Drug Discovery
    OpenPHACTS Phenotypic Screening Workshop, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, February 2015
Applying semantic and network methods in AOP knowledge discovery
    Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation. NIH NIEHS Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland, Sep. 2014
Opportunities in toxicology for large scale semantic linked data and prediction
    Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2014
Social media in cheminformatics education
    American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2013. 
Large scale cross dataset mining of chemical and biological datasets for drug discovery
    American Chemical Society CINF Webinar, May 2013 (Link to CINF site with recording)
New opportunities for biomedical science and drug discovery using semantic technologies
    Exploiting Big Data Semantics for Translational Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 2013.  
Semantic integration, search and prediction on drug discovery data at Indiana University
    Leiden University Medical Center, July 2012. 
Assessing drug target association using semantic linked data
    American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, March 2012. See also Presentation Recording
Exploiting semantic networks of public data for systems chemical biology
    American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, March 2012. See also Presentation Recording
New searching paradigms in drug discovery enabled by semantic integration of public data
    American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, March 2012. See also Presentation Recording
Exploiting semantic networks of public data for drug-target prediction
   Open Source for Computer Aided Translational Medicine Conference, Chandigarh, India, February 2012. 

Teaching and Free Online Materials

David teaches courses in data science, cheminformatics, and informatics in disasters and emergency response. Many of these courses are taught to residential and online students and have freely-available online materials