Wenwen Dou, Ph.D.

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PhD - Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2012)

Graduate Certificate - Cognitive Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2012)

B.Sc. - Electrical Engineering
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (2006)


Wenwen Dou is currently an assistant professor at the Charlotte Visualization Center.

Wenwen works in the cutting-edge research area of Visual Text Analytics, which integrates statistical and machine learning methods with powerful interactive visualization for analyzing large amounts of textual data.

Two main threads of her work include social media analysis and science impact analysis. Social media analysis aims to extract insights from massive social media data.

In addition to social media analysis, WenWen is also interested in science impact analysis. Accessing the impact of science policy is a challenging but critical problem. Developing an understanding of the impacts on future research trends and workforces will enable the policy makers to make more informed decisions. To this aim, we have been analyzing NSF awarded research abstracts together with full-text publications from selected research fields, in order to study the impact of federal funding on research topics and trends.



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