About Me

October 25th, 2015

JunWang Dr. Jun Wang


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

Department of  Computer Science

University College London

Co-founder, MediaGamma, a spin-out from our research on online advertising

Research Interests

My research focus is on the areas of information retrieval, personalisation and computational advertising; current research covers both theoretical and practical aspects:

Recent Activities

Selected Awards

Biographical Sketch

Jun Wang is Reader in University College London and Founding Director of MSc/MRes Web Science and Big Data Analytics. His main research interests are in the areas of information retrieval, data mining and online advertising. His research has been dedicated to building an Intelligent (text and non-textual media) System that can access, retrieve, change and design the media content and its representation in such a way that it is adapted to the environment and context, and suitable for an individual person. To achieve the goal, Dr. Wang has studied statistical modelling of information retrieval, social “the wisdom of crowds” approaches for content understanding and access (collaborative filtering (recommendation)), peer-to-peer information retrieval and filtering, and, multimedia content analysis. Recently, he has developed an interest in “Web Economy” where he intends to unify information retrieval and economic models for Web ecosystems.

Dr. Wang has published over 50 research papers in leading journals and conference proceedings including ACM Trans.on Information Systems, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, ACM Multimedia System Journal, ACM SIGIR,  CIKM, SIGMM, and WWW. He was a recipient of the Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics award sponsored by Microsoft Research, USA in 2007; he also received the Best Doctoral Consortium award in ACM SIGIR06 for his work on collaborative filtering, the Best Paper Prize in ECIR09 for his work on applying Modern Portfolio Theory of Finance (Mean-variance Analysis) to document ranking in Information Retrieval, and the Best Paper Prize in ECIR12 for top-k retrieval modelling.

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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