Yingwei Wang

BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Phone: 
(902) 566-0499
Department: 
Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Office: 
Cass Science Hall, 407
Education: 
BSc (Harbin Institute of Technology)
MSc (Harbin Institute of Technlology)
PhD (Waterloo)

Dr. Wang's current research areas are dew computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and bioinformatics. Dr. Wang devised the cloud-dew architecture which leads to the creation of dew computing. In bioinformatics area, he has been collaborating with biologists in the area of microbiology to explore the features of various viruses.

Dr. Wang teaches 12 different courses, including Introduction to Cloud Computing, Introduction to Bioinformatics, Web Development and Programming, Database Systems, Operating Systems, and other courses.

Dr. Wang joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2004. This Department changed its name to the Department of Computer Science in 2014, and eventually merged into the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences when the School was created in 2016.

Dr. Wang was appointed as Graduate Faculty in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2006, and the appointment was renewed in 2011 and 2016.

Past Experiences

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario (2003-2004)
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo (1999)
  • Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (1991-1997)
  • Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (1987-1991)
  • Teaching Assistant and Research Associate, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (1982-1987)

Dr. Wang's current research areas are dew computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and bioinformatics.

In the area of dew computing, Dr. Wang devised the cloud-dew architecture which leads to the creation of dew computing. He made contribtions in various aspects of dew computing.

In the area of bioinformatics, Dr. Wang's theoretical contributions are: he discovered the determinants of genomic signatures; his practical contributions are: salmon viruses ISAV and PRV mutation and transmission analyses. These analyses are helpful in aquaculture disease prevention, police making, and further research.

Research Media Reflections:

The International Journal of Cloud Computing and Inderscience Publishers highly rated Dr. Wang's contributions in cloud-dew research area. On September 15, 2015, Inderscience Publishers announced the endeavor of cloud-dew architecture to the science community in the form of a public release. Over 30 media published the news, including ACM TechNews, Science Daily, EurekAlert. Some media in Russia, India, Japan, Montenegro, and Colombia also reported this news.

  • Yingwei Wang, Cloud-Dew Architecture, International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2014, Accepted.
  • Marcos G Godoy, Rudy Suarez, Eduardo S Lazo, Katerina O Llegues, Molly JT Kibenge, Yingwei Wang, and Frederick SB Kibeng, Genetic analysis and comparative virulence of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAV) types HPR7a and HPR7b from recent field outbreaks in Chile, Virology Journal, 2014, Submitted.
  • Molly J.T. Kibenge, Tokinori Iwamoto, Yingwei Wang, Alexandra Morton, Marcos G Godoy and Frederick S.B Kibenge, Whole-genome analysis of piscine reovirus (PRV) shows PRV represents a new genus in family Reoviridae and its genome segment S1 sequences group it into two separate sub-genotypes, Virology Journal, 2013,10:230 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-10-230
  • Frederick S.B. Kibenge, Marcos G Godoy, Yingwei Wang, Molly JT Kibenge, Valentina Gherardelli, Soledad Mansilla, Angelica Lisperger, Miguel Jarpa, Geraldine Larroquete, Fernando Avendao, Marcela Lara, and Alicia Gallardo. Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) isolated from the ISA disease outbreaks in Chile diverged from ISAV isolates from Norway around 1996 and was disseminated around 2005, based on surface glycoprotein gene sequences. Virology Journal, 6:88, 2009. The first three co-authors are equal contributors.
  • Frederick S.B. Kibenge, Molly J.T. Kibenge, Yingwei Wang, Biao Qian, Shebel Hariharan, and Sandi McGeachy. Mapping of putative virulence motifs on infectious salmon anemia virus surface glycoprotein genes. Journal of General Virology, 88:3100 - 3111, 2007.
  • Frederick S.B. Kibenge, Molly J.T. Kibenge, Yingwei Wang, Biao Qian, Shebel Hariharan, and Sandi McGeachy. Molecular correlates of isav virulence. In the 32nd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, Gettysburg, PA, June 2007.
  • Frederick S.B. Kibenge, Molly J.T. Kibenge, Yingwei Wang, Biao Qian, Shebel Hariharan, and Sandi McGeachy. Correlates of virulence of infectious salmon anaemia virus. In OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, Bergen, Norway, October 2006.
  • Molly J.T. Kibenge, Yingwei Wang, Biao Qian, Sandi McGeachy, and Frederick S.B. Kibenge. Virulence phenotypes of infectious salmon anaemia virus (isav). In 5th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, San Francisco, California, USA, September 2006.
  • Yingwei Wang, Lawrence Hale, Kathleen Hill, and Shiva Singh. Mining invariants in biological sequences. In Data Mining in Life Sciences (DMLS2006), pages 111 - 118, Leipzip, Germany, July 2006.
  • Yingwei Wang, Kathleen Hill, Shiva Singh, and Lila Kari. The spectrum of genomic signatures: from dinucleotides to chaos game representation. GENE, 346:173 - 185, 2005.
  • Yingwei Wang and Nick Cercone. Fast searches in a recommendation session. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 36:1265 - 1274, 2002.
  • Yingwei Wang and Nick Cercone. Head-Snapshot: A fast high-frequency-word retrieval algorithm. In Proc. of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2002), pages 336 - 341, Banff, Canada, 2002.
  • Yingwei Wang and Nick Cercone. Collections, collection exemplars, and the exemplication algorithm. In Proc. of the 2001 Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 292 - 297, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, 2001.

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Complete Teaching Profile

  • 04/2012: Served as a Judge and a Captain in the Canada-wide Science Fair.
  • 04/2006 - 04/2013: Served as a Judge in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Science Fair.
  • 09/2004 - Present: UPEI Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Program Committee
  • 09/2009 – Present: UPEI Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty Association Representative
  • 10/2004 - 03/2009: UPEI Internationalization Committee
  • 09/2004 - 04/2009: UPEI Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Library Coordinator
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