For the past 9 years Liqiang Wang has been working in High Performance Computing (HPC) from IBM SP, P5 and P5+ supercomputing systems to large-scale beowulf clusters, and providing scientific computing consultation to researchers in science and engineering. He has received certifications from 15 industrial companies, including Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Linux Professional Institute and Oracle Certified professional. While working for the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), a state-wide supercomputing infrastructure for academic research, Wang provided scientific computing and applications support, supercomputing system deployment and administration of over 300 TFlops total computing capacity. He participated in multiple LONI projects, including Cybertools and HPCOPS. Wang developed an MPI-MapReduce cloud platform for the digital forensics research funded by the FBI in New Orleans.
Since its inception, the UT Southwestern Biomedical High Performance Computing infrastructure has thrived under Wang's leadership. As Director, he designed and built BioHPC Cloud, the first cloud HPC resource at UTSW, designed with long-term scalability of storage and compute power, incorporating cloud storage, computing and apps. Wang works closely with the BioHPC user advisory council and steering committee and is responsible for the day-to-day activity, operation and management of the HPC team and leads the development of proposals to expand or extend the HPC system based on needs articulated by BioHPC member entities.