May Wang

May Wang, PhD

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


Dr. May Dongmei Wang is a full professor in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Department of Georgia Tech and Emory University, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar, Georgia Tech Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative, a Kavli Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering (AIMBE). She earned BEng from Tsinghua University China, MSs, and PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research is in Biomedical Big Data Analytics with a focus on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) for predictive, personalized, and precision health (pHealth). In FDA-organized MAQC international consortium, she led the comprehensive RNA-Seq data analysis pipeline study.
Dr. Wang was elected 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecture in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). She delivered more than 200 keynote and invited lectures, and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in referred conference proceedings and journals (e.g. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences-PNAS, Annual Review of Medicine, Nature Protocols, Circulation Genetics, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics-JBHI, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering-TBME, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, Journal of Pathology Informatics etc.). She is a recipient of Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research and Emory University MilliPub Award for a high-impact paper that has been cited over 1,000 times.
Dr. Wang has served as an Emerging Area Editor for PNAS, Senior Editor for JBHI, an Associate Editor for TBME, and a panelist in NIH and NSF review panels. Dr. Wang is elected as the Vice Chair for 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Advanced Health Informatics, and has served in IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI) Steering Committee. She has helped organize IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), and ACM Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics Conferences (ACMBCB).
Dr. Wang is Georgia Tech Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Director in Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and Co-Director of Georgia-Tech Center of Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Her research sponsors include NIH, NSF, CDC, Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA), Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and industrial partners such as Microsoft Research and HP.

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