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 New York University, supervised by Prof. Juliana Freire and Prof. Daniel B. Neill. I got my Ph.D. from RMIT University, Australia in 2019, supervised by Dr. Zhifeng Bao, A/Prof. J. Shane Culpepper, and Prof. Timos Sellis. My interests are mainly on spatial database, especially trajectory data management. I have published several full research papers on top venues in database and information systems as the first author, such as PVLDB, SIGIR, WSDM, ICDE, TKDE.


  • 2019-08-15: Our paper "Fast large-scale trajectory clustering" is accepted to VLDB 2020.
  • 2019-08-13: I get my Ph.D. degree today, and my thesis is also available online.
  • 2019-07-08: It is time to announce that I will join New York University’s Center for Urban Science And Progress (CUSP) as a Smart Cities Postdoctoral Fellow in this fall.

Research Interests

  • Fast Large-Scale Clustering. (PVLDB’20)
  • Trajectory Data Management (SIGMOD’18, SIGIR’18, WSDM’18, ICDE’17).
  • Real-Time Smart Cities (TKDE, WSDM’19, ICDE’18).

working Experience

  • 2019-09-present: Smart cities postdoctoral research associate at New York University.
  • 2019.08-2019-09: Visiting scholar of Prof. Gao Cong at Nanyang Technological University.
  • 2019.07-2019.08: Research assistant (full-time) at RMIT University.


Selected Awards


  • 2014, SI, "Durable Main-memory Indexing Technology under Cloud Environment", SJZZ_043, Funding of Jiangsu Innovation Program for Graduate Education, RMB10000.

Professional Services

  • Journal Reviewer: TKDE (since 2019).
  • PC Member: 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.
  • Volunteer: IJCAI 2017.


  • Taige Hou (undergraduate at PKU)
  • Yunzhuang Shen (master minor thesis, now a Ph.D. student at RMIT)

Invited talks


Believed Quotes

  • "The spirit of independence, freedom of thought" by Chen Yinke