Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Indiana University - Bloomington in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow / Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Wang joined Iowa State University in 1998 where he was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2001. He moved to Florida State University in 2003 where he is now a Tenured Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Dr. Wang served as the Director of Applied and Computational Mathematics from 2009 to 2012. He also served as the Chair of the Math Department at Florida State University from 2012 to 2017.

   Dr. Wang's current research focuses on modern applied mathematics, especially problems related to fluid dynamics, groundwater research, geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence, and big data and machine learning. He develops and utilizes tools from Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing in his research. A distinctive feature of his work is the combination of rigorous mathematics with genuine physical applications. More information can be found at his research page.