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Research Interests: trust management, recommender systems, social networks, crowdsourcing, services computing, cyber security

Education and Work Experience: Dr. Yan Wang is currently a Full Professor in the School of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia. He received his PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. Prior to joining Macquarie University in 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has published a number of research papers in international conferences including AAAI, AAMAS, ICDE, IJCAI, WWW, and journals including CSUR, TIST, TKDE, TSC and TWEB. His research interests cover trust management, recommender systems, social computing and service computing.


Dr. Yan Wang has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) by IEEE, Service-Oriented Computing & Applications (SOCA) by Springer (2011-2018), Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) by Springer, and Frontiers in Big Data by Frontiers. He also served as a guest co-editor of a special track on trusted computing of IEEE Access in 2017, and a special track on e-commerce of IEEE Internet Computing in 2008. Dr. Yan Wang has served as a General co-Chair of IEEE ATC2013, IEEE ATC2014, IEEE MS2015, IEEE ICWS2016 and IEEE CLOUD2017, AWC2018 and AWC2019, a Program co-Chair of IEEE SCC 2011, ATC 2011, IEEE MS2014, IEEE SCC2018, IEEE SOSE2018, IEEE SCC2019, and a Local Organisation Chair of IEEE DSAA2020.


  • Outstanding Service Award,  IEEE Technical Committee on Service Computing (TCSVC), 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award & Top 5 Picks Award, Jun Zou, Yan Wang and Mehmet Orgun, A Dispute Arbitration Protocol Based on a Peer-to-Peer Service Contract Management Scheme, 23rd International Conference on Web Services (IEEE ICWS2016, research track, acceptance rate 14%), June 27-July 2, 2016, San Francisco, USA (CORE rank A)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Haibin Zhang, Yan Wang and Xiuzhen Zhang, Efficient Contextual Transaction Trust Computation in E-Commerce Environments, 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012) (acceptance rate: 100/358 = 28%), 25-27 June 2012, Liverpool, UK (CORE rank A)
  • Best Paper Award, Guanfeng Liu, Yan Wang, Mehmet A. Orgun and Ee-Peng Lim, A Heuristic Algorithm for Trust-Oriented Service Provider Selection in Complex Social Networks, IEEE The 7th International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC2010) (research track, acceptance rate: 29/165 =18%), July 5-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA (CORE rank A)


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