Di Wu  |  PhD Student  |  wu930320@seas.upenn.edu


I grew up in Luoyang, China and got my bachelor degree from Beihang University. Before joining Dr. Barash’s lab to pursue my PhD degree in Penn, I received my M.S. of Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University. During that time, I worked with Dr. Yang Shen (https://shen-lab.github.io/) in protein structure and protein-compound interaction prediction problems and started to get interested in bioinformatics and machine learning. After graduation, I kept working in the same lab as a research associate and dug into the interpretability problems of deep learning models to have a better understanding of protein-drug combination. Then I moved to University of Pennsylvania in 2020 as a PhD student in CIS and joined Biocipers to follow my interest in machine learning and computational biology.

  • Machine learning

  • Computational biology


Explainable Deep Relational Networks for Predicting Compound-Protein Affinities and Contacts

M Karimi, D Wu, Z Wang, Y Shen - arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.12553, 2019

DeepAffinity: interpretable deep learning of compound–protein affinity through unified recurrent and convolutional neural networks

M Karimi, D Wu, Z Wang, Y Shen - Bioinformatics, 2019