James Z. Wang

Author: James Z. Wang

James Z. Wang has been on Penn State faculty since 2000, where he is Professor of the interdisciplinary College of Information Sciences and Technology. He is also Affiliated Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Integrative Biosciences (IBIOS) Program (Option on Bioinformatics and Genomics, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences). He serves as the founding Co-Director of the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory (2001-) and a member of the I3C and CyberSTAR infrastructures (2002-). He has been a recipient of an NSF Career award (2004-2009) and the endowed PNC Technologies Career Development Professorship (2000-2006) provided by the PNC Foundation. He has served as the lead guest editor of IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Special Section on Real-world Image Annotation and Retrieval (2008), the General Chair of the ACM Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) events (2006, 2007, and 2010), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2009-2011), and an invited speaker at more than 70 institutions. He was a Visiting Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (2007-2008). In 2011, he serves as the Program Manager for the China Program, at OISE, Office of the National Science Foundation Director. He has held visiting positions at IBM Almaden Research Center, SRI International, NEC Research, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Wang holds a summa cum laude Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences, all from Stanford University. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. His Erdős number is 3.


Publication period start: 2006
Number of co-authors: 9


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Prasenjit Mitra
Xiaonan Lu
Clyde Lee Giles

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Ritendra Datta
Prasenjit Mitra
Clyde Lee Giles


Datta, Ritendra, Joshi, D., Li, J., Wang, James Z. (2006): Studying aesthetics in photographic images using a computational approach. In Distribution, 3953 (0) pp. 288-301.

Wang, James Z., Du, Yanping (2001): Scalable Integrated Region-Based Image Retrieval using IRM and Statistical Clustering. In: JCDL01: Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries , 2001, . pp. 268-277. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/dl/379437/p268-wang/p268-wang.pdf

Lu, Xiaonan, Mitra, Prasenjit, Wang, James Z., Giles, Clyde Lee (2006): Automatic categorization of figures in scientific documents. In: JCDL06: Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries , 2006, . pp. 129-138. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1141753.1141778

Lu, Xiaonan, Wang, James Z., Mitra, Prasenjit, Giles, Clyde Lee (2007): Deriving knowledge from figures for digital libraries. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2007, . pp. 1229-1230. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1242572.1242780

Lu, Xiaonan, Kahle, Brewster, Wang, James Z., Giles, Clyde Lee (2008): A metadata generation system for scanned scientific volumes. In: JCDL08 Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries , 2008, . pp. 167-176. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1378889.1378918

Wang, James Z., Taylor, William (2007): Concept Forest: A New Ontology-assisted Text Document Similarity Measurement Method. In: 2007 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence WI 2007 2-5 November, 2007, Silicon Valley, CA, USA. pp. 395-401. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WI.2007.36