May Dongmei Wang

May Dongmei Wang

Professor of BME, ECE, and CSE
The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative and Georgia Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, Kavli Fellow
AIMBE Fellow, IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow Board of Directors of American Board of AI in Medicine,
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

May Dongmei Wang, Ph.D., is The Wallace H Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow, professor of BME, ECE and CSE, Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative, and Georgia Distinguished Cancer Scholar. She is also Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, Kavli Fellow, Fellow of AIMBE, Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of IAMBE. She received BEng from Tsinghua University China and MS/PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT). Dr. Wang’s research and teaching are in Biomedical Big Data and AI-Driven Biomedical Health Informatics and Intelligent Reality (IR) for predictive, personalized, and precision health. She has published over 270 referred journal and conference proceeding articles (13,500+ GS-Citations) and delivered over 280 invited and keynote lectures. Dr. Wang’s research has been supported by NIH, NSF, CDC, GRA, GCC, VA, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Enduring Heart Foundation, Wallace Coulter Foundation, Carol Ann and David Flanagan Foundation, Shriner’s Hospitals, Microsoft Research, HP, UCB, and Amazon.

Dr. Wang chairs IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) BHI-Technical Community and ACM Special Interest Group in Bioinformatics (SIGBio), and is the Senior Editor of IEEE Journal of Biomedical & Health Informatics (IF=7.02), and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on BME, and IEEE Review of BME. She was IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer and PNAS (Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences) Emerging Area Editor. During the past decade, Dr. Wang has been a standing panelist for NIH Study Sections, NSF Smart and Connect Health, and Brain Canada, and has co-chaired and helped organize more than 10 conferences by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biologics  Gordon Research Conferences, ACM Special Interest Groups in Bioinformatics, and IEEE Future Directions.

Dr. Wang received GIT Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Undergrad Research Award and Emory University MilliPub Award for a high-impact paper cited over 1,000 times. She was selected into 2022 Georgia Tech LeadingWomen Program and 2021 Georgia Tech Provost Emerging Leaders Program. Previously, she was Carol Ann and David Flanagan Distinguished Faculty Fellow, GIT Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Director in ACTSI, and Bioinformatics and Biocomputing Core Director in NIH/NCI-Sponsored U54 Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence.


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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Additional Research:

    · Biomedical Big Data and AI

    · Health Informatics (Imaging, -Omics, Clinical EHR, Personal Health Record)

    · Intelligent Reality (VR, AR, Extended Reality) and Telehealth

    · Bionano Informatics


    • Cognitive AI for Healthcare
    • Biomedical and Health Informatics for Systems Medicine

    Research Affiliations: Center for Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Integrated Cancer Research Center, Center for Integrative Genomics

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