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A Ph.D. and faculty member from MIT, Paul Wang (王 士 弘) became a Computer Science professor (Kent State University) in 1981, and served as a Director at the Institute for Computational Mathematics at Kent from 1986 to 2011. He retired in 2012 and is now professor emeritus at Kent State University.

Paul is a leading expert in Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (SAC). He has conducted over forty research projects funded by government and industry, published eleven Computer Science textbooks, most also translated into foreign languages, and released many software tools. He received the Ohio Governor's Award for University Faculty Entrepreneurship (2001). Paul supervised 14 Ph.D. and over 26 Master-degree students.

Paul's main research interests include Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (SAC), polynomial factoring and GCD algorithms, automatic code generation, Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation (IAMC), enabling technologies for and classroom delivery of Web-based Mathematics Education (WME), as well as parallel and distributed SAC. Paul has made significant contributions to many parts of the MAXIMA computer algebra system.

Paul continues to work jointly with others nationally and internationally in WME and IAMC research, write CS textbooks, IT consult as sofpower.com, and manage his Web development company Webtong Inc.

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Recent Activities

Launching the Five Things Nobody Can Do for You learning philosophy site, Sept. 11, 2013

Research academic tour in China August 13--29, 2012: Beijing, LanZhou University, and HFUT. See these pictures.

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Paul has been in the IT consulting business since he established sofpower.com in the early 1980s. Services include on-site custom training courses, website planning and development, project review, and technical management support.

Sofpower clients include:

  • B.F. Goodrich R&D Center, Cleveland, OH
  • BP (America) Research, Warrensville, OH
  • General Motors Research Labs, Detroit, MI
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Akron, OH
  • Hewlett-Packard Research Labs, Palo Alto, CA
  • Institute for Information Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Republic of China.
  • Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems, Akron, OH
  • NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Picker International, Cleveland, OH
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
  • UNDP--United Nations Development Program
  • Westfield Companies, Westfield Center, OH

Paul welcomes your IT consulting inquiries. Simply email pwang@sofpower.com.

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Paul is president of webtong.com, a Web Design and Development company established in 2001 (Ohio Governor's Award for University Faculty Entrepreneurship, 2001). Paul brings great technical expertise as well as knowledge of practical applications to Web development.

He has taught Web design and programming for more than 10 years and has published two textbooks on the subject. The Web development team at webtong.com has great experience in designing and building highly functional and attractive websites that actually help small businesses grow and prosper.

If you need help with starting or updating your website, please don't hesitate to contact Paul at pwang@webtong.com