Ping Wang is on the faculty at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. He is also an associate of the Information Systems Research Program at UCLA Anderson School of Management. His research draws on institutional theory to understand the popularity of new information technologies. In recent years he has taken an ecological perspective to study digital innovations in organizations, communities, and ecosystems. He received the Best Paper Award at the 37th International Conference on Information Systems and the Best Published Paper Award from the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management in 2010.