Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology
Yao Wang is a recognized expert in video coding, networked video applications, medical imaging, and computer vision.
She joined the faculty of Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1990 as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in 1996 and a professor in 2000. She holds a joint appointment in Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dept. Biomedical Engineering, both in NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and has an Affiliated Appointment in the Radiology Department of NYU School of Medicine. She is the Speaker for the NYU Tandon Faculty from Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2019.
Wang received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990.
She authored the well-known textbook Video Processing and Communications in addition to writing numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has also served as the associate editor of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Transactions on Multimedia and Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
Wang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for her contributions to video processing and communications in 2004. She received the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, Young Investigator Category, in 2000; the IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award in the Field of Communications Systems in 2004; the IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Best Paper Award in 2011. She received the Overseas Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Natural Science Foundation of China in 2005; and was named the Yangtze River Lecture Scholar by the Ministry of Education in China in 2007. She was a keynote speaker at the 2010 International Packet Video Workshop, and a keynote speaker at the 2018 Picture Coding Symposium. She received the Distinguished Teacher Award of NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2016. She has many past and on-going research projects funded by National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
Research Interests: Image and Video Processing, Video Compression and Transport, Medical Imaging, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 1983
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 1985
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990
Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering
AT&T Labs - Research, NJ
From: January 1992 to December 2000
New York University (formerly Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute)
From: June 1990 to present