Ping Wang is an assistant professor at the
College of Information Studies – Maryland's iSchool.
He has a joint appointment at the Decision, Operation and Information Technologies department
of the R. H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is also a faculty member
of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
and the Center for Information Policy and E-Government (CIPEG).
Dr. Wang's research addresses how and why organizations innovate with information technologies.
Specifically, his research seeks to understand the popularity of IT innovations and the effects
of popular innovations on organizations. At Maryland, he leads two interdisciplinary research teams,
both supported by grants of over $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation, to apply natural
language processing to innovation research and to develop large-scale datasets and visual analytic
tools for monitoring and understanding innovation trends in IT, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.
Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. from UCLA Anderson School of Management
in 2005 and his MBA from the Smith School in 1998.