Yue Joseph Wang, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the Grant A. Dove Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Grant A. Dove Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering was established in 2004 through a gift from Comcast Inc. to recognize the contributions of the late Dove, a former member of their board of directors, who earned his bachelor's in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1951.

Wang joined the Virginia Tech Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 as an associate professor, and was promoted to professor in 2006, works in the National Capital Region. He is a core faculty member in the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and is director of the Virginia Tech Computational Bioinformatics and Bio-Imaging Laboratory.

His major academic contribution is to machine learning and statistical signal processing in exploring high-dimensional data space for cancer research. His recent work has consisted of identifying biomarkers that can differentiate between aggressive and slow-growing cancers. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 18 research projects, with personal responsibility for approximately $7.6 million in research funding.

He has authored or coauthored approximately 150 peer-reviewed journal articles or conference publications and has written six books and/or book chapters.

Wang was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2004. He was named Alumnus of the Year in Engineering and Information Technology by the University of Maryland Graduate School in 2005, and received the Virginia Tech Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2006.

In addition to serving as associate editor for several professional publications, Wang has served as a member of several technical and program committees for international conference as well as panel reviewer for several National Institutes of Health programs, the Department of Defense Congressional Direct medical Research Program, and the National Science Foundation Development of Novel Technologies for In-Vivo Imaging Program.

Wang received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Ph.D. from The University of Maryland.