Ping Wang is an associate professor at the College of Information Studies – Maryland's iSchool. He is also an affiliate associate professor at the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies department of the R. H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a faculty member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).


Dr. Wang's research addresses how and why organizations innovate with information technologies. Specifically, his research seeks to understand the popularity of IT innovations and the effects of popular innovations on organizations. At Maryland, he leads two interdisciplinary research teams, both supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, to apply information retrieval and natural language processing to innovation research and to develop large-scale datasets and visual analytic tools for monitoring and understanding innovation trends in IT, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.