Ching-Song Wei

Ching Song Wei

Computer Information Systems


Office: F-930A

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 4:00PM-5:00 PM

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8385


Ontology, Health Informatics , Database, Data Mining, Pattern Recognition, Applications of Pattern Recognition to Genomics, Bioinformatics, Database Management, Data Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Networks


  • B.S. National Cheng Kung University, Mechanical Engineering,1980
  • M.S. New Jersey Institute of Techonolgy, Mechanical Engineering (Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Systems),1988
  • Ph.D. New Jersey Institute of Techonolgy, Computer Science,1996

Courses Taught

CIS 325 (Systems Analysis)
CIS 365 (Business Systems I)
CSC 330 (Data Structures I)
CSC 430 (Data Structures II)

Research and Projects

  • PSC/Research Grant-Semantic Web Services in Health Information Systems
    Using semantic Web services to resolve the problems of data interoperability and data exchange for Health Information Systems. (Reported and closed on 2010)
  • Creation of a AS degree for Geographic Information Systems for CIS department
    As the GIS systems continuoulsy grows and gains popularity in industrial applications, such as green technology, envrionmental science, land management, and etc., there is a great need in creating an AS degree at BMCC. This new program will be articulated with Hunter College.

    • 2011 January: Letter of Intent approved
    • 2011 Spring: Development of 5 courses, Development of Full proposal,  and Articulation agreement with Hunter
    • 2011 September, NSF ATE Grant $300,000 awarded.
  • Curriculum Committee Member, BA degree for Halthcare Information Management major at School of Professional Studies
    • 2011 Spring: Program approved.
    • 2011 Summer: Developing the course of HIM 201 Health Data Information Management.
  • PSC CUNY Research Award 2011 – Ontology Mediation for Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability (HIEI)
    The ontology mediation included ontology mapping, alighment,a nd merging which will be used to support Semantic Web Service or creation of commonly shared target ontology in the applicationof HIEI.
  • BMCC Faculty Development Grant, 2011-2012
    Developing a Problem Based Teaching and Learning Platform for Computer Science Programming in 3-D Virtual World Using Second Life

    • The first phase of this project consists of a more thorough literature review and identifying the appropriate collaborative programming projects and communication methods between students and instructor in Second Life.
    • In the second phase, I will design and develop an automatic mechanism/application that follows the students within the Second Life, answers their questions when the instructor is not present, while simultaneously records the learning activities, and sends it back to the instructor for further assistance. 
    • In the third phase, I will recruit students from different sessions of Computer Programming courses (CSC110 or CSC210) to participate this project. 
    • In the fourth phase, evaluation of learning progress and comparison of participating students and non-participating students.  


  • SECURED OPERATION PLANNING ON SERVICE NETWORKS, , International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control,Volume 5, Number 3, pp. 609-618.
  • A 3D Virtual World Teaching and Learning Platform for Computer Science Courses in Second Life,,International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, Wuhan, China, December 11-13, pp. 1-4
  • Learning Semantics from Relational Database Schema and Data, ,International Conference on Computer and Computational Intelligence,Nanning, China, Volume 1, pp.600-605
  • Wei, C.S., J.G. Doong and P.A. Ng, “On Solving Some He terogeneous Problems of Healthcare Information Sharing and Interoperability Using Ontology Computing. ” Biomedical Engineering: Health Care Systems, Technology and Techniques ,Edited by by Sang C. Suh, Varadraj P. Gurupur and Murat M. Tanik), Computer Science, Springer, 2011, pp. 157-176.

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • PSC CUNY Research Award 2011
    Ontology Mediation for Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability (HIEI) 
  • BMCC Faculty Development Grant, 2011-2012
    Developing a Problem Based Teaching and Learning Platform for Computer Science Programming in 3-D Virtual World Using Second Life 
  • NSF ATE 2011
    Fostering Student Success in Geospatial Technology This project is focusing on the development, implementation, and assessment of five core courses in Geographic Information Science (GISc), which are building the foundation for the future development and implementation of a full-scale GISc program at the CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. The PIs have engaged appropriate expert assistance from nearby CUNY Hunter College, and also are working with representatives from the National Center for Geospatial Technology (NGTC), other two-year and four-year institutions, local private industries, and federal, state, and city agencies to develop, adapt, and implement exemplary educational materials and key pedagogical strategies in GISc. The short-term activities are aimed at creating, adapting, and disseminating new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances in geospatial technology, and the project is serving the dual purpose of preparing students for entry level employment in a variety of industries and facilitating student transfer to local baccalaureate degree programs in Geographical Information Science (GISc).


Additional Information

  • .Net Technology
  • C#
  • Oracle