May Wang, PhD

May Wang, PhD


Professor, Joint Biomedical Engineering Department of Georgia Tech and Emory University

Dr. May Dongmei Wang is a tenured full professor in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Department of Georgia Tech and Emory University, a Kavli Fellow, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering (AIMBE). Her research interest is in Biomedical Big Data Analytics with a focus on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) for predictive, personalized, and precision health (pHealth), including high throughput next-generation-sequencing and -omic data mining to identify clinical biomarkers, bionanoinformatics, pathological imaging informatics to assist clinical diagnosis, critical and chronic care health informatics for evidence-based health decision support, and predictive systems modeling to improve health outcome. She published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings (with over 6,800 citations according to Google Scholar), including Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), Journal of Pathology Informatics, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Annual Review of Medicine, Nature Protocols, Circulation Genetics etc. Dr. Wang delivered more than 200 invited and keynote lectures in professional conferences, academic institutions, healthcare systems, government agencies, and industry. She is a recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research at Georgia Tech, and a MilliPub Award (for a high-impact paper that has been cited over 1,000 times) from Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wang has served as an Emerging Area Editor for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Senior Editor for Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), and panelists in grant peer-review panels of NIH, NSF, European Union ERC, Brain Canada, and UK MRC. She has contributed to the growth of emerging biomedical big data conferences such as the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (Steering Committee Chair/Co-Chair, and Conf. Co-Chair), the ACM Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics Conference ((“Women in Bioinformatics” Chair, Steering Committee Co-Chair, Conf. Co-Chair), besides serving as the 2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Annual Conference Co-Chair. Recently, Dr. Wang is elected as Vice Chair for the emerging Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Advanced Health Informatics. She also serves in the AIMBE Nomination Committee on Bioinformatics, the IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI) Steering Committee, and chaired the EMBS Biomedical and Health Informatics Technical Committee until 2015.

Dr. Wang led next-generation sequencing data analytics studies in FDA-organized international consortium, and is Georgia Tech Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Director in Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), Co-Director of Georgia-Tech Center of Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry, and Biocomputing and Bioinformatics Core Director in Emory-Georgia-Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center. Her research has been supported by NIH, NSF, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC), Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA), Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and industrial partners such as Microsoft Research and HP.