About me

I'm an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, with appointments in the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I joined the faculty in August 2013, after completing my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I work in "network science", with a particular focus on information networks and graph mining. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning and databases and information retrieval.

I respond fairly quickly to emails sent to tweninge@nd.edu. I maintain an office in 353 Fitzpatrick Hall at Notre Dame, and I can sometimes be contacted with GTalk instant messenger system via tweninger@gmail.com. You'll also find me on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, but I rarely check my accounts.


Nov. 14, 2016I am happy to be the Workshops co-chair of SocInfo-2016. Let me know if you have any ideas for Workshop proposals.
Jun. 27, 2016Paper with Cataolt co-founder and CTO Glenn Osborne, titled "Ozy - a general orchestration language" accepted at the International Conference on Web Services.
Apr. 15, 2016Paper with Baoxu Shi titled " Discriminative Predicate Path Mining for Fact Checking in Knowledge Graphs" accepted at Knowledge Based Systems
Apr. 11, 2016Paper with Baoxu Shi titled "Fact Checking in Heterogeneous Information Networks" accepted at WWW
Apr. 7, 2016Speaking at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute.
Mar. 24, 2016Ryan McCune defends his thesis titled, "Decentralization in Distributed Systems for Graph Processing and Multi-Agent Simulation Modelling"
Feb. 15, 2016Speaking at Arizona State University.
Feb. 13, 2016Attended AAAI Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
Dec. 28, 2015Paper with Baoxu Shi titled "Scalable Models for Computing Hierarchies in Information Networks." accepted at Knowledge and Information Systems
Dec. 11, 2015Received research support from Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateways Initiative. PhD students will spend a few months collaborating with Roma Tre researchers in 2016.
Dec. 8, 2015Received research support renewal from Templeton Foundation and the KnolwedgeLab at the University of Chicago for our research on Concept Genesis and Natural Navigation.
Nov. 20, 2015Gave invited talk titled Creation, Relation and Navigation in Knowledge Networks to the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.
Oct. 29, 2015Paper with Salvador Aguinaga, Aditya Nambiar and Zuozhu Liu titled ``Concept Hierarchies and Human Navigation'' presented at IEEE International Conference on BigData in Santa Clara, CA. Oct 2015
Sept. 1, 2015Paper with Maria Glenski titled ``Random Voting Effects in Social-Digital Spaces: A case study of Reddit Post Submissions'' presented at ACM Hypertext Conference at METU Cyprus
August 20, 2015Paper with Rodrigo Palacios, Valter Crescenzi, Thomas Gottron and Paolo Merialdo titled ``Web Content Extraction - a Meta-Analysis of its Past and Thoughts on its Future.'' accepted to SIGKDD Exporlations
August 10, 2015Paper with Corey Pennycuff titled ``Fast, Exact Graph Diameter Computation with Vertex Programming'' presented at SIGKDD Workshop on High Performance Graph Mining in Sydney, Australia
July 27-31, 2015Attending MetaKnowledge Retreat in Monterry, CA
July 6, 2015Attending ICML in Lille, France
June 22, 2015Paper with R. Ryan McCune and Prof Gregory Madey titled ``Thinking Like a Vertex: a Survey of Vertex-Centric Frameworks for Distributed Graph Processing'' accepted to ACM Computing Surveys
June 1, 2015Presenting at NetSci in Zaragoza, Spain.
May 11, 2015Speaking at Air Force Office of Scientific Research Program Review at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
April 27, 2015Speaking at Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop at UIC Forum in Chicago.
April 17, 2015Maria Glenski wins Kaneb Center Teaching Assistant Award.
April 2, 2015Ryan McCune wins IBM PhD Fellowship.
March 30, 2015Ryan McCune wins US AID Fellowship.
March 23, 2015Attending MetaKnowledge Retreat at Univ of Chicago.
January 11, 2015Attending International Symposium on Occupational Exposure to deliver keynote on Data Science for ALARA tasks.
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Contact Information

Tim Weninger
University of Notre Dame
353 Fitzpatrick Hall
Computer Science & Engineering
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: +1-574-631-6770