Dr. Yan Wang is an Associate Professor at Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His research of collaborative design and engineering informatics such as interoperability, naming persistency, secured information sharing, geometry compression, and data analytics has been supported by major U.S. manufacturers, engineering software solution providers, and U.S. government. He also studies computational nano-engineering, reliable simulation and optimization under uncertainty, He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, including the ones with the Best Paper Awards from Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Research Conference, International CAD Conference, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Computers & Information in Engineering Conference. He is the recipient of U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. He has been frequently invited to give lectures at universities and institutes in U.S., Europe, and Asia, and as the reviewer for dozens of international journals and proposals for the governments of U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong. He was a member of U.S National Research Council on Design Informatics & Environment, and served as the Chair of ASME Advanced Modeling & Simulation Technical Committee and ASME Executive Committee Member of Computers & Information in Engineering Division.