Curriculum Vitae

Li  Ding

Computer Science Department
Gates Building 2A, Room 242
353 Serra Mall,
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
email:  ding,  tel: +1 (650)723-1876

Research Interests

Semantic Web, knowledge representation, social network, trust, software agents, machine learning



  1. Li Ding and Tim Finin, Characterizing the Semantic Web on the Web, in Proceedings of the 5th International Semantic Web Conference, (ISWC'06) November 2006
  2. Li Ding, Pranam Kolari, Zhongli Ding, and Sasikanth Avancha, Using Ontologies in the Semantic Web: A Survey, book-chapter in Ontologies: A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems, 2006.
  3. Deborah L. McGuinness, Honglei Zeng, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Li Ding, Dhyanesh Narayanan, Mayukh Bhaowal, Investigations into Trust for Collaborative Information Repositories: A Wikipedia Case Study, in proceedings of the Workshop on Models of Trust for the Web (MTW’06) in conjunction with WWW 2006, May, 2006
  4. Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Cartic Ramakrishnan, Li Ding, Pranam Kolari, Amit Sheth, Budak Arpinar, Anupam Joshi, and Tim Finin, Semantic Analytics on Social Networks: Experiences in Addressing the Problem of Conflict of Interest Detection, in proceedings of the 15th International WWW conference (WWW'06), May, 2006. (Nominated for Best Paper Award)
  5. Tim Finin and Li Ding, Search Engines for Semantic Web Knowledge, in proceedings of XTech 2006: Building Web 2.0, May, 2006.
  6. Tim Finin, Li Ding, Lina Zhou, and Anupam Joshi, Social Networking on the Semantic Web, The Learning Organization. vol. 5 (12), 2005
  7. Li Ding and Rong Pan and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi and Yun Peng and Pranam Kolari, Finding and Ranking Knowledge on the Semantic Web, in proceedings of the forth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'05), Nov. 2005.
  8. Li Ding, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi, Yun Peng, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, and Deborah L. McGuinness, Tracking RDF Graph Provenance using RDF Molecules, in proceedings of the fourth International Semantic Web Conference (poster paper), Nov. 2005.
  9. Li Ding, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi, Yun Peng, Rong Pan, and Pavan Reddivari, Search on the Semantic Web, IEEE Computer, 10(38):62–69, 2005
  10. Tim Finin, Li Ding, Rong Pan, Anupam Joshi, Pranam Kolari, Akshay Java, and Yun Peng, Swoogle: Searching for knowledge on the Semantic Web, In proceedings of AAAI 05 (intelligent systems demo), July 2005.
  11. Li Ding, On Boosting Semantic Web Data Access,  AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium, July 2005.
  12. Pranam Kolari, Li Ding, Shashidhara Ganjugunte, Lalana Kagal, Anupam Joshi, and Tim Finin, Enhancing Web Privacy Protection through Declarative Policies, In proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Policy for Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY 2005), June 2005.
  13. Li Ding and Pranam Kolari and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi and Yun Peng and Yelena Yesha, On Homeland Security and the Semantic Web: A Provenance and Trust Aware Inference Framework , in Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on AI Technologies for Homeland Security , March, 2005.
  14. Li Ding and Lina Zhou and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi, How the Semantic Web is Being Used:An Analysis of FOAF , in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on System Sciences , January, 2005.
  15. Li Ding and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi, Analyzing Social Networks on the Semantic Web , IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 1 (9) , 2005.
  16. Li Ding and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi and Rong Pan and R. Scott Cost and Yun Peng and Pavan Reddivari and Vishal C Doshi and Joel Sachs, Swoogle: A Search and Metadata Engine for the Semantic Web , in Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management , 2004.
  17. Li Ding and Pranam Kolari and Shashidhara Ganjugunte and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi, Modeling and Evaluating Trust Network Inference , in Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies at AAMAS'2004 , 2004.
  18. Li Ding and Lina Zhou and Tim Finin, Trust Based Knowledge Outsourcing for Semantic Web Agents , in Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence , 2003.
  19. Youyong Zou and Tim Finin and Li Ding and Harry Chen and Rong Pan, Using Semantic web technology in Multi-Agent systems: a case study in the TAGA Trading agent environment , in Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce , 2003.
  20. Li Ding and Tim Finin and Yongmei Shi and Youyong Zou and Zhongli Ding and Rong Pan, Strategies and heuristics used by the UMBCTAC agent in the third Trading Agent Competition , in Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis, held in conjunction with the 18th IJCAI , 2003.  
  21. Li Ding and Xiaolin Wang and Yingwei Luo and Ying Zhang and Lei Qu and Zhuoqun Xu, Survey on Distributed Spatial Information Management (in Chinese) , Journal of Image and Graphics, vol. 6 (11) , pages 1101--1106, 2001.
  22. Li Ding and Lei Qu and Ying Zhangand Yingwei Luo and Xiaolin Wang and Zhuoqun Xu, Geo-Agents: Design and Implementation , Journal of Wuhan University, vol. 6 (1-2) , pages 451--458, 2001.

Professional Experience

 (Postdoctoral Fellow)

-     Inference Web project (   co-technical leader and sponsored project manager for two DARPA projects (Integrated Learning ( and Personalized Assistant that Learns ( and one NSF project (Transparent Accountable Data Mining in the Cybertrust program).

 (Research Assistant/Associate)

-   Swoogle Project (, main contributor (2004-2006).

-   SemDis Project (, architect. (2003-2006).

-   International Trading Agent Competition (, leader of UMBCTAC. We ranked 4th in TAC’02 and 5th in TAC’03.

-   Travel Agent Game in Agentcities Project ( We won the Best Student Entry award in Agentcities Technology Competition 2003. 2002-2003.

-   Designed EDS, an online PCA algorithm, with Dr. Kargupta.

-   Designed an online random projection algorithm

-   Open Spatial Information Interoperation Framework, master thesis topic (2000–2001).

-   WebGIS project, architect (09/1998 – 01/2000).

-   National Optical Fiber Cable Management System, architect. (03/1997 – 07/1998).

(Teaching Assistant)

-   Assembly Language, Fall 2001

-   Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Spring 2002

-   Data and Network Security, Summer 2002

-    Java Programming, Fall 1998


Professional Services

(honors and awards)

§    Kodak Postdoctoral Fellow, Sep 2006

§    Travel grant from AAAI for (Spring symposiums 2005 and the main conference 2005)

§    Best Student Entry award in Agentcities Technology Competition, 2003

§    Graduated with honors (graduate level), 2001

§    Peking University Graduate Research Prize, 2001


§    IEEE member (since 2000)

§   AAAI member (since 2003)

§    President of UMBC Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA), 2002-2003

(conference and workshop services)

§    PC member for 16th International WWW conference (WWW'07), 2007

§    Co-Organizer for 2nd International Semantic Web Policy Workshop (SWPW'06), November, 2006

§    PC member for AAAI 2006 Fall Symposium on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition,  October, 2006

§    Reviewer for AAAI-06 Member Poster, July,  2006

§    PC member for Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium, June, 2006