Wann-Jiun Ma

Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Wann-Jiun  Ma Profile Photo
Wann-Jiun Ma Profile Photo

Research Interests

Deep learning/deep reinforcement learning/large language models and their real-life applications.

Bio

Wann-Jiun received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Notre Dame in 2015, and then worked as a postdoctoral associate at Duke University. He has been working for both big and startup companies as a data scientist. Currently, he is the Director of Data Science/AI at Neiman Marcus Group. In addition to being a data science practitioner in the industry, he also collaborates with multiple data science MS programs and guides students as they work on their deep reinforcement learning capstone projects. His current research interests are deep learning/deep reinforcement learning/large language models and their real-life applications, especially product recommendations and personalization.

Education

  • D.Eng. University of Notre Dame, 2015

Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Courses Taught

  • AIPI 591: Special Readings in AI for Product Innovation
  • AIPI 590: Advanced Topics in AI for Products Innovation
  • AIPI 531: Deep Reinforcement Learning Applications
  • AIPI 530: AI in Practice