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Yao   Wang

Yao Wang


Electrical & Computer Engineering


Yao Wang is a recognized expert in video coding, networked video applications, medical imaging, and pattern recognition.

She joined the faculty of Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1990 as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in 1996 and a professor in 2000.

Wang received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Bejing, China in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990.

She authored the well-known textbook Video Processing and Communications in addition to writing numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has also served as the associate editor of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Transactions on Multimedia and Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

Wang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for her contributions to video processing and communications. She is a recipient of the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, Young Investigator Category; co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper in the Field of Communications Systems; the Overseas Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Natural Science Foundation of China; and the Yangtze River Lecture Scholar by the Ministry of Education in China.


University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering

Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 1985

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 1983

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering


Polytechnic Institute of New York University


From: January 1990 to present

AT&T Labs - Research, NJ

Part-time Consultant

From: January 1992 to December 2000

Authored + Edited Books

Video Processing and Communications
Yao Wang, Jörn Ostermann, and Ya-Qin Zhang

Prentice Hall, 2002 (Published September 2001)
ISBN 0-13-017547-1