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Gang Wang
Gang Wang
Assistant Professor
(217) 244-1008
4316 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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Gang Wang is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He obtained his Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2016, and a B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2010. His research interests are Security and Privacy, Data Mining, and Internet Measurement. His work takes a data-driven approach to addressing emerging security threats in massive communication systems (social networks, email services), crowdsourcing systems, mobile applications, and enterprise networks. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2018), Google Faculty Research Award (2017), and Best Paper Awards from IMWUT 2019, ACM CCS 2018, and SIGMETRICS 2013. His research has appeared in a diverse set of publication venues in Security, Measurement, Networking, and HCI. His projects have been covered by media outlets such as MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, Boston Globe, CNN, and ACM TechNews.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings


  • IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award (2019)
  • Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award at Virginia Tech (2019)
  • ACM CCS Outstanding Paper Award (2018)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • Google Faculty Research Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, UC Santa Barbara (2016)
  • Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara (2015)
  • SIGMETRICS Best Practical Paper Award (2013)

Courses Taught

  • CS 463 - Computer Security II
  • CS 598 - ML for Sys, Netwrks & Security
  • ECE 424 - Computer Security II