Liqiang (Eric) Wang is an associate professor and the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He is the director of Big Data Computing 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).