Research Interests: Quantitative methods, computational modeling, social network analysis, applied psychometrics, big data analytics and technology, with their broad applications in psychological, educational, and managerial areas.
Dr. Wei Wang is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is also a faculty member of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Baruch College and the Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.S. in Statistics, and M.A. in Social/Personality Psychology, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wang’s research interests primarily lie in quantitative methods and computational modeling, and their broad applications in various psychological, managerial, and educational areas. Currently, he is conducting research around three themes: 1) social networks, 2) applied psychometrics, and 3) big data analytics and technology. Dr. Wang has received funding from the National Science Foundation and won the Best Convention Paper Award from the Management of Academy (AOM). Before joining CUNY, Dr. Wang has experiences in both the academia (UCF, Northwestern University) and the consulting industry, where he worked as an R&D manager developing assessments (using IRT models and computer gamification simulations) for personnel selection and training for various companies, including tech giants.