• Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1998
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, China, 1996

Research Areas and Descriptors


Dr. Wang began at Georgia Tech in Fall 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior, he was an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida.


Dr. Wang's research is in the areas of engineering design, manufacturing, modeling, and simulation. He is interested in geometric modeling and visualization, multiscale approaches to simulate behaviors of nanomaterials for the purposes of design and fabrication, design information infrastructure and product lifecycle management, and uncertainty quantifications.

Currently, Dr. Wang studies geometric modeling approaches to support interactive computer-aided nano-design and simulation approaches to design and manufacture functional materials. He also works on methodologies to model and analyze uncertainties that are inherent in design and manufacturing. These include tolerance modeling, imprecise probability theory and its applications in system analysis and simulation, and numerical analysis for reliable computing.

Dr. Wang's overall research goal is to continuously develop and integrate knowledge of modeling, simulation and visualization for product design and manufacturing. The developed methodologies are also beneficial and directly applicable to industries of product development and engineering software. His educational objective is to help undergraduate and graduate students to gain broader knowledge as well as analytical, computational, self-learning, or other skills as the foundation for their future careers.


  • International CAD Conference Best Paper Award, 2009
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2007
  • Industrial Engineering Research Conference Best Paper Award, 2007
  • U.S. National Research Council on Design Informatics & Environments Virtual Congress Member, 2006

Representative Publications

  • C. Qi and Y. Wang. 2009. Feature-based Crystal Construction in Computer-Aided Nano-Design. Computer-Aided Design 41(11), 792-800.
  • Y. Wang. 2008. Imprecise Probabilities with a Generalized Interval Form. In Proceedings 3rd International workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing (REC'08), R. L. Muhanna and R. L. Mullen (Eds.), Savannah, Georgia, 45-59.
  • Y. Wang. 2008. Semantic Tolerance Modeling with Generalized Intervals. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 130(8), 081701(1-7).
  • Y. Wang. 2007. Periodic Surface Modeling for Computer Aided Nano Design. Computer-Aided Design 39(3), 179-189.
  • Y. Wang and B. O. Nnaji. 2005. Geometry-based Semantic ID for Persistent and Interoperable Reference in Feature-based Parametric Modeling. Computer-Aided Design 37(10), 1081-1093.