Charles X. Ling, PhD (U Penn), Professor
Summary: Charles X. Ling
earned his dual-BSc (CS and EE) from Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ in China,
and both of his MSc and PhD from Computer and Information Science
at Univ of Pennsylvania within four years.
Since then he has been a faculty member in
Computer Science at
Charles aims at developing intelligences in
computers and in children.
He strives to answer the following interrelated questions:
- How to program computers to learn and improve automatically
- How to apply machine learning to business, Internet, and so on
(data mining, big data analytics)
- How to use computers to model human behaviors (cognitive
science), and how to effectively teach children thinking strategies using
research results from AI and cognitive science (child education)
On Sabbatical Leave, 2012-2013. Please email him.
Email: x@y, where x = cling, y = csd.uwo.ca; OR, x = prof.charles.ling, y = gmail.com
Charles is an expert in machine learning, data mining, big data analytics,
applications in Internet, business, health science and so on.
Research areas and publications
Always looking for creative ideas, enthusiastic collaborators, and/or
diligent graduate students.
Currently supervising 5 PhD and 1 Msc students
Some of my past graduate students:
- Harry H. Zhang,
PhD, 1999 - 2002 (3 years). Currently Professor of Computer Science at U. of New Brunswick, Canada
- Robert Yan, PhD, 2003 - 2007 (4 years). Currently IT manager in a
financial company in Canada
- Jin Huang, PhD, 2002 - 2006 (4 years). Currently a manager in an
IT company in Canada
- Victor S. Sheng, PhD, 2004 - 2007 (3 years).
Currently Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science
at U. of Central Arkansas, USA
- Jeff Taylor, Msc, 2002 - 2004 (2 years). Currently working in an IT
company in Canada
- Jianning Wang, Msc, 2002 - 2004 (1.5 years). Currently working in
an US IT company
Charles is also a specialist in child education
He integrates his research in AI and cognitive science,
and develops a full range of thinking strategies that
improve children's intellectual abilities.
These thinking strategies embrace, enhance, and connect with
math, science, and other areas.
He develops "Power Thinking with Dr. Ling", a video-based
program that teaches thinking strategies to
The program has been approved by
Curriculum Services Canada,
and licensed in hundreds of elementary schools in Ontario, Canada.
He presented an invited plenary speech
at the International Conference on Cognitive Science.
Title: Artificial Intelligence for Improving Children's Thinking.
Download the position paper here
His other related publications can be found
He published an audio book
How to Teach Your Child to be Gifted (From Birth to Six Years
Old) (ISBN: 0968428908), 1998.
See media coverage of his work on
Professor Charles Ling,
Department of Computer Science,
London, Ontario N6A 5B7. Canada
Home Page (this page): http://cling.csd.uwo.ca