Chao Wang is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC). His area of expertise is software engineering — he develops techniques for principled design of systems to improve safety and security. He published two books and more than 100 papers, and served on the program committees of many conferences. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, a flagship journal in software engineering.

The awards and recognition he received include a Young Investigator award (2013) from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), a CAREER award (2012) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), two ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards (2018 and 2010), an FMCAD Best Paper award (2013), a Best Journal Paper of the Year award (2008) from ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, and an ACM SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation award (2004).