Dr. Sheng Wang (王胜)

Postdoc@New York University

Ph.D. in Computer Science


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I am currently a smart cities postdoc at CUSP & ViDA, New York University, hosted by Prof. Juliana Freire and Prof. Daniel B. Neill. 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.

* The left portrait was taken by Shaoyu Chen at the prospect park.


  • 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.

  • 2020-11-28: I will give a guest lecture on clustering at Prof. Juliana Freire's Big Data Course.

  • 2020-9-15: Our work "On the Efficiency of K-Means Clustering: Evaluation, Optimization, and Algorithm Selection" is accepted to VLDB 2021.

  • 2020-8-25: I am invited to serve as a PC member for IJCAI 2021.

  • 2020-3-25: Our latest survey on trajectory data management, analytics, and learning is online.

  • 2019-9-27: I gave a 15 mins talk about my research at CUSP seminar, check the slides here.

Research Interests

  • 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 (TKDE, WSDM’19, ICDE’18).


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

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

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