UCSB Computer Science graduate Gang Wang accepted a position with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) as Associate Professor beginning Fall 2016. Earlier, he received a PhD Dissertation Fellowship from UC Santa Barbara (2015), and a Best Practical Paper Award from ACM SIGMETRICS (2013). His co-advisors at UCSB were Professor Ben Y. Zhao and Professor Heather Zheng.
At the Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT’16) at New York University Law School on November 19, 2016, Professor Wang presented a paper titled, "Defending against Sybil Devices in Crowdsourced Mapping Services," from an earlier collaboration with Professors Zhao and Zheng.
Professor Wang's research covers a range of topics in the areas of security, Internet measurement, mobile networks, and HCI, mostly from data-driven perspectives. His current projects are focused on security and privacy in online communities, data-driven models of user behavior, and security of mobile and wearable devices.