Stanford Experts

Ge Wang

Associate Professor of Music, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

(650) 723-4971



Ge Wang is an associate professor of music and computer science in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He specializes in artful design – researching programming languages and software for music, instruments, games, social tools, virtual reality and education at the intersection of engineering, art and the humanities. Wang is the architect of the ChucK music programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), co-founder of Smule (reaching over 200 million users) and designer of the Ocarina and Magic Piano apps for mobile phones. He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (2018), a photo comic book about the ethics and aesthetics of shaping technology.