Yang Wang is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies (a.k.a. iSchool) at Syracuse University. He received his Ph.D. in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining Syracuse University, he was a research scientist in CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University.
Yang’s research is centered around usable privacy and security, and social computing. He is interested in studying human behavior with technology as well as the design and evaluation of novel technology that helps people to achieve better privacy and security. He has been examining privacy issues and building novel privacy-enhancing technologies in different domains such as personalized systems, social media, and online behavioral advertising. He is also interested in public policy issues, especially those regarding privacy.