Weigang Wang studied mathematics and information system engineering during his early university years. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Liverpool. Before joined Manchester, he worked as research scientist at the German Research Centre for Information Technology (GMD). He was GMD site project manager for the 5 million Euro EU EXTERNAL project, focusing on information system support for virtual enterprises. His main research interest is cooperative hypermedia, which deals with all aspects of how hypermedia technologies can be used to support sharing and coordination of work between multiple users that wish to create information spaces reflecting the ideas of a community. He has designed and developed several cooperative hypermedia systems and he has served as the PC cooperative hypermedia theme chair for ACM Hypertext 2005. He was chair of the first international workshop on Computational Hypermedia and is the co-chair of the international workshop on "Web Science: Collaboration and Collective Intelligence" to be held jointly with ACM Hypertext'08. He was Collaboration in the Social Web Track Chair of ACM Hypertext’2016. His work has appeared in some of the major journals in his field, including, ACM Transaction on Information System, Information Processing and Management, Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Expert Systems with Applications, and Journal of Network and Computer Applications.
Dr. Wang teaches Social Media and Web Analytics. His research students work on flexible process support, meeting support, decision support, social media marketing and trust building related topics.