Gang Wang appointed assistant professor in Department of Computer Science
Wang is one of the primary inventors of the security detection system to detect drive-by download attacks for Microsoft’s search engine. Wang has invented a number of practical security solutions and transferred the research results to build production-level security systems by working closely with industry partners such as LinkedIn, Whisper, and Renren.
Wang’s research is data driven through large-scale data analytics on real-world systems and focuses on three main areas: security and privacy in large online communities, data-driven modeling of user behavior, and security of mobile and wearable devices. His goals work toward gaining a deep understanding of user behavior and its role in attacks and defenses to better secure Internet systems.
Wang earned his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and a doctoral degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.