Liqiang (Eric) Wang is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He is the director of Big Data Lab. He was a faculty member (2006-2015) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming . He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in 2006. He was a visiting Research Scientist in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center during 2012-2013.
His research focuses on big data computing and analytics techniques in the following aspects: (1) improving accuracy and security of big data analysis models; (2) optimizing performance and scalability of big data processing and parallel computing systems, including multi-threading, HPC, Cloud and GPU platforms; (3) using program analysis and deep learning techniques to detect and prevent programming errors and execution anomaly in big data and/or parallel programs.
He received NSF CAREER Award in 2011, Castagne Faculty Fellowship (2013-2015), and Mid-Career Refresh Award (UCF, 2020).