Jane Z. Wang

BSc (Tsinghua, China), MSc and PhD (Connecticut, USA) 

Office: KAIS 4015
Phone: (604) 822-3229
Fax: (604) 822-5949
Email: zjanew@ece.ubc.ca



Jane Wang has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC since 2004. Dr. Wang received her BSc from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996, with the highest honour, and her MSc and PhD from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and 2002 (under the supervision of Dr. Peter Willett), respectively, all in electrical engineering. While at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Wang received the Outstanding Engineering Doctoral Student Award. She has been a Research Associate of The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and at The Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, working with Dr. K. J. Ray Liu’s group.

Dr. Wang’s research interests are in the broad areas of statistical signal processing, with applications to information security, biomedical imaging, genomic, and wireless communications. She co-received the 2004 EURASIP Best Paper Award and 2005 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a Junior Early Career Scholar Award from Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia in 2005. She co-edited a book Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (Hindawi Publishing Co., 2005) and co-authored a book Multimedia Fingerprinting Forensics for Traitor Tracing (Hindawi Publishing Co., 2005). She is the chair and founder of the IEEE Vancouver SP chapter. She was Finance Chair of IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics 2005 (GENSIPS05), Local Arrangement Chair of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC03), Co-vice Chair of the Second International Symposium on Multimedia over Wireless (ISMW2006), and the Publicity Chair of the 2006 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP06).

Research Interests

Multimedia security, statistical signal processing, biomedical information, genomic signal processing and statistics, and wireless communications.

Research Areas

Research Group


  • ELEC 341 – Systems and Contol
  • ELEC 422 – Biosignals and Sytems
  • EECE 562 – Statistical Signal Processing with Applications in Wireless Communications and Defence
  • EECE 586 – Wavelets, Principles and Applications in Signal Processing

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