James Wang

James Wang

Professor of Information Sciences & Technology

Co-Director, Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory

Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

313C Information Sciences and Technology Building


  1. Ph.D., Medical Information Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, 2000
  2. M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, 1997
  3. M.S., Mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, 1997
  4. B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1994


Dr. Wang has been on Penn State faculty since 2000, where he is Professor of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. He is also Affiliated Professor of the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Program (Option on Bioinformatics and Genomics, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences). He serves as the founding Co-Director of the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory (2001-). He has served as the lead guest editor of IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Special Section on Real-world Image Annotation and Retrieval (2008), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2009-2011), and an invited speaker at more than 70 institutions. He was a Visiting Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (2007-2008) and a Program Manager in the Office of the National Science Foundation Director (2011 and 2012). These other sites [personalg-scholarwikimath genealogy;FAQ] have more information.