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Yuan-Fang Wang, Professor

Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110

Email:yfwang at cs dot ucsb dot edu
Telephone (direct):(805) 893-3866
Telephone (message):(805) 893-4321 (CS Department Office, leave message)
Facsimile:(805) 893-8553

Office: Harold Frank Fall (Engineering I), rm 3113

Lab: Engineering I building, rm 3120B


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.S.,  University of Texas at Austin
B.S.,  National Taiwan University

Research interests: Computer Vision, Medical Image Analaysis, Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Bioinformatics, Robotics, Digital Libraries.

Yuan-Fang Wang received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and his master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1987, where he is currently a Professor.

Dr. Wang's research activities center on computer vision, medical image analysis, computer graphics, bioinformatics, and digital image and video libraries. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and holds two patents. He has received funding support from many federal agencies including NSF, NASA, DARPA, US Army, US Navy, and also from many private industries. He served as a consultant for a number of companies and was a faculty consultant at LG Electronics Research Center of America in summer 1998.

Dr. Wang is a member of the IEEE Computer Society. He was the program co-chair of the 1998 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence from 1998 to 2002, the Pattern Recognition Journal from 2000 to 2007, and Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environment from 2007 to 2009. He co-founded the first ACM Workshop on Video Surveillance in 2003, co-chaired the second ACM Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks in 2004 and will co-chair the third Workshop in 2005. He has also served in numerous program committees and chaired many technical sessions at professional conferences and workshops. Dr. Wang was a guest editor of a special issue on video surveillance in the ACM Multimedia Systems Journal in 2004.

Dr. Wang received an NSF Research Initiation Award in 1989, an Outstanding Faculty Award in Computer Science at UCSB in 1991, a UC Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship Award in 1992, a lectureship in the third Summer Teaching Program at Tsinghua University, China, 1999, sponsored by the Stanford China Education Foundation, and a Certification of Appreciation from the IEEE Computer Society in 2002.

Dr. Wang is affiliated with the Computer Vision Research Laboratory at UCSB. Dr. Wang is also the founder of Visualsize Inc. that develops 3D computer vision products based on his federally-sponsored research and a co-founder of Proximex Corp. in physical security, which was recently acquired by ADT Security.