About Me

December 17th, 2016

JunWang Dr. Jun Wang

Reader, Department of  Computer Science

Programme Director,  MSc/MRes Web Science and Big Data Analytics

University College London

Email: jun.wang (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk

Office: 3.08  66-72 Gower Street

Co-founder, Chief Scientist, MediaGamma, an AI/Machine Learning spin-out from my research lab.

Research Interests

My research focus is on intelligent information systems covering:

Recent Activities

Selected Awards

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jun Wang is Reader (Associated Professor) in Computer Science, University College London, and Founding Director of MSc Web Science and Big Data Analytics. He is also Co-founder and Chief Scientist in MediaGamma, a UCL spin-out focusing on AI for intelligent audience decision making.

His main research interests are in the areas of intelligent information systems, covering information retrieval, personalization, data mining, online advertising, reinforcement learning, and deep learning. His team won the first global real-time bidding algorithm contest with 80+ participants worldwide. Jun has published over 100 research papers and is a winner of multiple “Best Paper” awards. He was a recipient of the Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics award sponsored by Microsoft Research and also received Yahoo! FREP Faculty award. MediaGamma has received the UCLB One-to-Watch award 2016.

He has more than 15 years track records of advising the industry and knowledge transfer. He was a technical advisor for startups such as Last.Fm, Passiv Systems, Massive Analytic, Context Scout, and Polecat, and had various projects with BT, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Alibaba etc.

Dr. Wang obtained his PhD degree in Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; MSc degree in National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Bachelor degree in Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

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