Ping Wang

Ping Wang

Ping Wang

Associate Professor
Telephone: 
(301) 405-2053
Fax: 
(301) 314-9145

Education

MBA, R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., UCLA Anderson School

Office

Room 2118B Hornbake Bldg, South Wing

Biography

Dr. Wang is an associate professor at the College of Information Studies (iSchool) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI). He is also an affiliate associate professor at the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies department of the R. H. Smith School of Business.

Research Interests

Digital innovations - new ideas, practices, and products enabled by digital technologies
Communities and ecosystems where digital innovations emerge, spread, and influence individuals, organizations, and society.
Natural language processing
Crowdsourcing
Information visualization
Social network analysis
Theories of digital innovation communities and ecosystems

Teaching

  • INFM612: Management of Information Programs and Services
  • INST603: Systems Analysis and Design
  • INST621: Managing Digital Innovations in Organizations

Recent Publications & Products

  • Wang, P., Tausczik, Y., and Butler, B.S., Virtual Observatory of Innovation Communities and Ecosystems (VOICE): Advancing Big Data with Ecology Theory and Data Science, research project sponsored by the BIGDATA program at the National Science Foundation, January 2016-December 2017.

  • Chen, H.-M., Kazman, R., Monarch, I., and Wang, P., Predicting and fixing vulnerabilities before they occur: A big data approach, position paper in the Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Software Engineering (BIGDSE'16), Austin, TX, May 2016.

  • Wang, P., Meng, X., and Butler, B.S., How do community ecology and structure shape digital innovation strategy? complete research paper in the Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, TX, December 2015.

  • Wang, P., Meng, X., and Butler, B. S., Toward an ecological theory and policy for digital innovations, abstract presented at the 6th Biennial Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Atlanta, GA. September 2015.

  • Wang, P., Meng, X., and Butler, B. S., Ecology for digital innovation: Understanding the evolution of customer relationship management, full paper presented at the 75th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August, 2015.

  • Lee, S.C., Sun, J., and Wang, P., Innovating mindfully with OpenTable: A restaurant's experience, complete research paper in the Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, FL, December 2012.

  • Sun, J. and Wang, P., Community ecology for innovation concept: The case of cloud computing, complete research paper in the Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, FL, December 2012.

  • Cheng, A.-S., Fleischmann, K.R., Wang, P., Ishita, E., and Oard, D.W., 2012, The role of innovation and wealth in the net neutrality debate: A Content analysis of human values in congressional and FCC hearings, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(7), pp. 1360–1373.

  • Shneiderman, B., Dunne, C., Sharma, P., and Wang, P., 2012, Innovation trajectories for information visualizations: Comparing treemaps, cone trees, and hyperbolic trees, Information Visualization, 11(2), pp. 87-105.

Research Projects: 

Virtual Observatory of Innovation Communities and Ecosystems (VOICE): Advancing Big Data with Ecology Theory and Data Science

Principal Investigator: Ping Wang
Investigator: Brian Butler, Yla Tausczik

The newly approved information science undergraduate program with an initial specialization in data science allows researchers to recognize the new opportunities to enhance both the intellectual merit and the broader impacts of the VOICE project, effectively integrating research with undergraduate education.