One of our new supervisors this term is Liang Wang. Liang has just started as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Queens’. The PRDA position is relatively new and the idea is to give postdocs in the university a way to have a college association. Liang will be able to come and dine in college and take part in other things going on at Queens’.
Here is some information from Liang about himself:
Liang Wang is a research associate in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is also a PDRA (PostDoc Research Associate) at Queens’ College, and supervises the following courses in this academic year: Principles of Communications, Information Retrieval, and Operating Systems. Liang’s research has focused on the design and optimisation of network systems. By introducing a data analytics component into the system design, he believes that future network systems are able to understand and exploit contextual information to adapt themselves in various scenarios instead of serving as naive transmission media. His broad research interests lay in big data frameworks, social network analysis, mechanism design in opportunistic networks, modeling and analysis of complex systems, ranging from P2P overlay to high-frequency financial market.
Before joining the Cambridge, he received both his MSc and PhD degrees in the Computer Science Department at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 2011 and 2015 respectively. In his spare time, Liang likes reading, coding, cycling, and jogging around the Cambridge.