About David Wild

David Wild is a practitioner and educator in data science, pharmaceutical research and crisis technologies. He is Associate Professor of Data Science and Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University. He has founded and directed major educational programs and research initiatives including the Integrative Data Science Laboratory (IDSL), the IU Data Science Program , and the IU Cheminformatics PhD Program. He is co-founder and President of Data2Discovery Inc., a company exploring with pharmaceutical customers the huge potential for AI and integrative graph technologies in drug discovery. His research interests include data science for drug discovery and healthcare; cheminformatics; network chemical biology; crisis technologies, and data privacy, ethics and security. He is also active in multiple innovation and consulting initiatives, and is an advisor to several startups.

David completed a B.Sc. in Computing Science at Aston University, Birmingham, England in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Computational Drug Discovery at Sheffield University, England in 1994. He worked for several years in scientific computing in the pharmaceutical industry, before moving into academia in 2004 to form new academic research and educational programs at Indiana University. He has around 100 research publications, and is founding editor of the Journal of Cheminformatics. He has been PI or CoPI on over $4m in funding. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is trained in Emergency Management.

You can contact David at djwild @ indiana.edu. You can read IU news stories about David here.