Wen Xu


Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at Mathematics and Computer Science Department, in College of Arts & Sciences of Texas Woman's University.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in December 2014, supervised by Dr. Weili Wu. I also got my M.S. in Computer Applied Technology and B.S in Software Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China in 2010 and 2008 respectively. Before I joined TWU in August 2016, I was an assistant professor in Computer Science Department of New Mexico State University for one year.

My main research interests include data mining and visualization, computational social networks, network communication and cyber security. I am enthusiastic about discovering valuable knowledge and spotting trends out of large volume of data. 

Recent News

  •  New TWU Informatics Degrees!
  •  I am currently looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in research on Informatics and Data Mining. Research assistant scholarships are available.


  • CSCI 4623*50 Big Data & High Performance Computing, SP2018
  • CSCI 5673*50 BIG DATA: MGMT, ACCESS, & USE, SP2017, SP 2018
  • CSCI 5513*50 DATA & INFO VISUALIZATION, SP2017, SP2018
  • CSCI 3423*01 Database Management Systems, Fall 2016
  • CSCI 3503*01 Data Structures, Fall 2016


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Invited Talks:

  • Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China ,  July 2014 (Topic: Lecture Series  of Optimal Influence in Social Networks)
  • Shanghai University,  China,   July 2014 (Topic: Big Data Analytics)
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China, May 2014 (Topic: Social Network Analysis)[Web News]

Professional Activities

Contact Me

Wen  Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Address: Mathematics and Computer Science Department
              College of Arts and Sciences
              Texas Woman's University
              MCL 422, Denton, Texas 76204
Office Phone:  940-898-2177  
Email:   WXu1 AT twu DOT edu