Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Wang Yong
Assistant Professor, College of Computing & Data Science
 
Dr. Yong Wang is a tenure-track assistant professor at the College of Computing and Data Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before that, he was a faculty member and Lee Kong Chian Fellow at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Singapore Management University (SMU). He obtained his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, his master degree from Huazhong University and Science Technology, and his bachelor degree from Harbin Institute of Technology. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, HCI and applied machine learning, with a special focus on AI-powered data visualization and visual analytics for FinTech, quantum computing and online learning. He was recognized as the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Visualization in 2024. His work has been published at premier venues of visualization and human-computer interaction (e.g., IEEE VIS, IEEE TVCG, ACM CHI and EuroVis) and has received multiple paper awards, including the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2022, Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards at IEEE VIS 2021 and Best Paper Award at ACM IUI 2017. He has served as a program committee for IEEE VIS, EuroVis, PacificVis, CIKM, ACM IUI, ChinaVis, and a reviewer for multiple visualization conferences and journals.

For more details, please refer to https://yong-wang.org/.
Information Visualization
Visual Analytics
Human-computer Interaction
Applied Machine Learning
 
Awards
AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Visualization, 2024
FinLLM 2023 Technology Novelty Award, 2023
CHI 2022 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, 2022
IEEE VIS 2021 Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards, 2022
IEEE VIS 2019 Best Poster Award, 2019
ACM IUI 2017 Best Paper Award, 2017
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, 2022-2024
 
Courses Taught
Data Visualization
Object-oriented Programming
 
Supervision of PhD Students
Songheng Zhang @ SMU
Shaolun RUAN @ SMU
Manusha Karunathilaka @ SMU