Liqiang (Eric) Wang is an associate professor 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 interest is the design and analysis of parallel systems for big-data computing. For the aspect of design, he is currently working on optimizing performance, scalability, resilience, and load balancing of data-intensive computing, especially on Cloud, GPU, and multicore platforms. For the aspect of analysis, he focuses on using program analysis to detect programming errors and performance defects in large-scale parallel computing systems.
He received NSF CAREER Award in 2011, Castagne Faculty Fellowship (2013-2015), and Overseas Scholars Collaborative Research Award (a.k.a. Outstanding Chinese Overseas Young Scholar Award) by Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2014.