Dr. Wang's research interests include big data analytics, data mining, database systems, natural language processing, bioinformatics and computational biology, and computational medicine. She has filed seven patents, and has published one monograph and more than two hundred research papers in international journals and major peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

Wei Wang, UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock Professor of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been elected as a 2020 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational society for computing professionals.