Prof. Yang Wang
Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof Yang Wang took office as Vice-President for Institutional Advancement of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 1 October 2020. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as the Head of the Department of Mathematics in 2014 and he became the Dean of School of Science in 2016.
Prof Wang is an internationally respected scholar with wide ranging research interests, having published over 100 research journal papers in both pure and interdisciplinary mathematics. During his tenure as Dean of Science, Prof Wang founded the HKUST Big Data Institute and launched the popular Big Data Technology MSc program.
Prof Wang received his bachelor degree in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his PhD degree from Harvard University. He was a faculty member of the Georgia Institute of Technology, before becoming the Department Chair of Mathematics at Michigan State University.