David Wild is a practitioner and educator in informatics & computing, data science, pharmaceutical research and emergency management. He is associate professor in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University. He has directed major programs and research initiatives in data science and cheminformatics 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, machine learning, graph and linked data technologies in drug discovery. His research interests include data science for drug discovery and healthcare; cheminformatics; network chemical biology; informatics in disasters and emergency response, 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 around $4m in funding. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is trained in Emergency Management.