About me

I'm an assistant associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

My research lies at the intersection of machine learning, network science and social media. Generally speaking, I am interested in uncovering how humans consume and curate information.

This work is funded through separate grants from the US National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, DARPA, USAID, the Templeton Foundation via the University of Chicago, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Office:   353 Fitzpatrick Hall
Email:   tweninger@nd.edu

I'm currently hiring intelligent, motivated graduate students. Please send me an email if you're interested.


Nov. 7, 2018Giving Hesburgh Lecture at Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh
Oct. 11, 2018Giving Hesburgh Lecture at Notre Dame Club of Cincinnati
Oct. 9, 2018Speaking at Google's Credibility on the Web Workshop in NYC
Oct. 1, 2018Received USAID Grant on Media Literacy for New Digital Arrivals in Developing Countries with IREX, Moonshot, and GeoPoll
Sept. 30, 2018Featured in Notre Dame's What Would you Fight for? video
Aug. 25, 2018Co-organizing KDD Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs
Apr. 3, 2018Assisting in the instruction of a new course on Media and Global Affairs with Katherine Corcoran and Notre Dame's new Keogh School of Global Affairs
Feb. 12, 2018Congrats to Dr. Salvador Aguinaga on successfully defending and depositing his dissertation! Sal will join Kyndi after graduation.
Feb. 9, 2018Co-organizing WSDM Workshop on Heterogeneous Information Network Analysis and Mining (HeteroNAM) with Shobeir Fakhraei, Yanen Li, and Yizhou Sun
Jan. 10, 2018Received HSAP/URAP Grant from Army Research Office to train students in data science and machine learning
Dec. 12, 2017Received Grant from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to study the spread of deception on social media
Nov. 3, 2017Received DARPA Grant with IU and USC to study social simulation
May 15, 2017Received Army Young Investigator Award!
Jun. 25, 2017Selected for ACM's inagural Future of Computing Academy
Jun. 23, 2017Poster with Sal Aguinaga will appear at NetSci 2017 in Indianapolis
May 15, 2017Received NSF CAREER Award!
May 15, 2017Giving a talk and panelist at ICWSM
Mar. 22, 2017Congrats to Salvador Aguinaga for winning the DOE Graduate Student Research Award!
Feb. 17, 2017Giving invited talk at University of Oklahoma.
Feb. 14, 2017Giving invited talk at IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
Feb. 4, 2017Paper with Dash Shi and titled ProjE: Embedding Projection for Knowledge Graph Completion accepted at AAAI.
Dec. 12, 2017Paper with Maria Glenski titled Rating Effects of Social News and Comments is in press in ACM's Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology.
Nov. 27, 2016Paper with Dash Shi and Lin Yang titled Forward Backward Similarity Search in Knowledge Networks accepted at Knowledge Based Systems.
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.
Oct. 28, 2016Giving Keynote Talk at DAta mining meets Visual Analytics (DAVA) Workshop
Oct. 26, 2016Paper with Salvador Aguinaga, Rodrigo Palacios and David Chiang titled "Growing Graphs with Hyperedge Replacement Graph Grammars" accepted at CIKM
Oct. 17, 2016Giving invited talk at Indiana University
Oct. 7, 2016Giving invited talk at Wayne State University
Sept. 30, 2016Giving a Talk at Midwest Big Data Challenges and Opportunities Workshop
Aug. 19, 2016Paper with Salvador Aguinaga titled "The Infinity Mirror Test for Analyzing the Robustness of Graph Generators" accepted at KDD Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs
July. 7, 2016Giving a talk at Roma Tre University
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.
May. 18, 2016Headed to Rome as part of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway
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.
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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