Dr. Ning was trained as a Computer Scientist. Ning’s research is on Data Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics, and their applications in Chemical Informatics, Drug Development, Medical Informatics and Health Informatics. She develops efficient data mining and machine learning methodologies to facilitate rapid and targeted exploration over chemical and biological spaces, and effective computational algorithms (e.g., recommendation, information retrivial) to analyze medical and healthcare data (e.g., electronic medical records, pharmacovigilance data). Her Ph.D. thesis was on Recommender Systems. Her research is currently supported by NSF and NIH.