Xiangwen Wang

Xiangwen Wang

wxw [at] vt.edu


I obtained my Ph.D. in Physics (advisor: Professor Michel Pleimling), M.S. in Computer Science (advisor: Professor Gang Wang), and M.S. in Statistics (advisor: Professor Yili Hong) from Virginia Tech.

My research interests include data-driven modeling of complex human behaviors (Human Dynamics), sociophysics, machine learning in security, and non-equilibrium statistical physics.


Ph.D. in Physics
May 2019
M.S. in Statistics
May 2019
M.S. in Computer Science
May 2018
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
May 2017

B.S. in Physics
July 2011


Data Scientist

August 2019 - Present
Google (Mountain View, CA)

Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant

August 2012 - May 2019

Data Science Intern

June 2016 - August 2016
Rule 14 (Santa Monica, CA)


October 2019
Scientific Reports, Xiangwen Wang, Michel Pleimling

Behavior Analysis of Virtual Item Gambling[Code, PDF, data are available for research purposes on request]

July 2018
Physical Review E, Xiangwen Wang, Michel Pleimling
June 2018
Proceedings of The ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'18), Xiangwen Wang, Peng Peng, Chun Wang, Gang Wang
March 2017
Physical Review E, Xiangwen Wang, Michel Pleimling
May 2015
Physical Review E, Mark Brown, Robert Galyean, Xiangwen Wang, Michel Pleimling
April 2015
PloS One, Xiaopu Han, Xiangwen Wang, Xiaoyong Yan, Binghong Wang
January 2014
PloS One, Xiangwen Wang, Xiaopu Han, Binghong Wang

Thesis and Dissertation


APS March Meeting 2016 (Baltimore, MD)


April 2015
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)