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SBMI Faculty Research Areas

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Faculty Members Title  Research Areas
Muhammad Amith, PhD Assistant Professor Consumer health ontologies, natural language processing, public health informatics, network analysis, mHealth
Licong Cui, PhD Assistant Professor Ontologies and terminologies, Big data analytics, Neuroinformatics Health information extraction and retrieval
Jingcheng Du, PhD Assistant Professor Natural language processing, machine learning, ontology, social media text mining
Luca Giancardo, PhD Assistant Professor Medical image/signal processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, translational medicine
Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD Professor Healthcare privacy, Biomedical data mining, Computational phenotyping
Yejin Kim, PhD Assistant Professor Data mining, computational phenotyping on the developments of innovative machine learning models
Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS Assistant Professor Natural language processing, question answering, clinical information extraction, spatial information extraction and medical information retrieval
Shayan Shams, PhD Assistant Professor Artificial Intelligence, deep learning & machine learning, Big Data, high performance computing
Cui Tao, PhD Professor Applying semantic web and ontology technologies to clinical and biomedical applications, ontology generation and conceptual modeling, common terminology and ontology services, information extraction and integration
Stephen Wu, PhD Associate Professor Natural language processing, information retrieval, temporal data processing
Hua Xu, PhD Professor Natural language processing, biomedical literature mining, health care data mining, named entity recognition, syntactic & semantic parsing, active learning, medication information extraction, informatics approaches to pharmacogenomics, drug-ADE detection from EHRs



SBMI Faculty Research Areas

  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
    Faculty Members Title  Research Areas
    Muhammad Amith, PhD Assistant Professor Consumer health ontologies, natural language processing, public health informatics, network analysis, mHealth
    Licong Cui, PhD Assistant Professor Ontologies and terminologies, Big data analytics, Neuroinformatics Health information extraction and retrieval
    Jingcheng Du, PhD Assistant Professor Natural language processing, machine learning, ontology, social media text mining
    Luca Giancardo, PhD Assistant Professor Medical image/signal processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, translational medicine
    Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD Professor Healthcare privacy, Biomedical data mining, Computational phenotyping
    Yejin Kim, PhD Assistant Professor Data mining, computational phenotyping on the developments of innovative machine learning models
    Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS Assistant Professor Natural language processing, question answering, clinical information extraction, spatial information extraction and medical information retrieval
    Shayan Shams, PhD Assistant Professor Artificial Intelligence, deep learning & machine learning, Big Data, high performance computing
    Cui Tao, PhD Professor Applying semantic web and ontology technologies to clinical and biomedical applications, ontology generation and conceptual modeling, common terminology and ontology services, information extraction and integration
    Stephen Wu, PhD Associate Professor Natural language processing, information retrieval, temporal data processing
    Hua Xu, PhD Professor Natural language processing, biomedical literature mining, health care data mining, named entity recognition, syntactic & semantic parsing, active learning, medication information extraction, informatics approaches to pharmacogenomics, drug-ADE detection from EHRs



  • Clinical & Health Informatics

    Clinical and Health Informatics
    Faculty Members Title  Research Areas
    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE Professor Clinical practice guideline classification, information retrieval, consumer informatics, clinical decision support, CTSA director of the biomedical informatics component
    Juliana J. Brixey, RN, MPH, PhD Associate Professor Patient safety, interruptions in workflow, social media in distance education
    Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD Assistant Professor Health information management, policies and health information exchange, modifying behaviors, and collecting data for outcomes research
    Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA Associate Professor Workforce development, data management, ICD-11 implementation, health care associated infections (HAI's)
    Amy Franklin, PhD Associate Professor Psycho-linguistics, conversational negotiation and deception, reduction of medical errors
    Lex Frieden, MA, LLD (hon) Professor Disability informatics; rehabilitation technology and robotics; health care access, effectiveness and costs; independent living; community-based service systems; disability rights; consumer empowerment
    Yang Gong, MD, PhD Associate Professor Clinical informatics, human factors, patient safety, human-centered design in health care, medical incident reporting and management systems, health information technology supporting aging-in-place
    Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM Assistant Professor Health policy, legal and ethical issues surrounding health informatics, health information exchange, patient safety, payment reform, privacy and security issues related to health informatics, unintended consequences of rapid health information technology adoption and use, medical identity theft, fraud and abuse issues
    Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN Professor Human-computer interaction, consumer health informatics, games for health, data visualization and health decision-making
    Todd Johnson, PhD Professor Medical device usability and safety, patient safety and quality, human factors engineering, ontologies and knowledge sharing, information visualization, clinical data warehousing
    Peter Killoran, MS, MD Assistant Professor Impact of Health IT on clinical decision making, integrating visualization techniques into EMRs, gathering and analyzing anesthesia EMR data
    James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, FHIMSS Professor Clinical systems of care, cardiovascular quality and analytics, and health information exchange
    Robert E. Murphy, MD Associate Professor Clinical decision support, physician health IT adoption, clinical system implementations and quality and patient safety
    Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE Assistant Professor Consumer informatics, Health-related social media analytics, Data-driven digital health technologies, Idea to product translation (mHealth device development and testing)
    Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD Assistant Professor Healthcare interface design, EHR development and usability, mobile health, Big Data analytics for patients and clinical intelligence and clinical informatics
    Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC Assistant Professor Project management, performance improvement, system implementation, program and project evaluation, policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis
    Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN Assistant Professor Advanced practice nurse in critical and acute care, technology and complex patient care systems, healthcare quality and safety as an educator, leader, researcher and patient advocate
    Dean Sittig, PhD Professor Design and development of new features and functions within Clinical Information Systems (CISs), implementation methods and strategies for CISs, evaluation and monitoring of existing CIS implementations
    Kimberly A. Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP) Assistant Professor Biomedical informatics, veterinary informatics, workforce development, and laboratory and pathology informatics
    Jiajie Zhang, PhD Professor Human-centered computing, medical errors, information display and visualization, cognitive science, medical decision making



  • Bioinformatics & Systems Medicine

    Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine
    Faculty Members Title  Research Areas
    Han Chen, PhD Assistant Professor Correlated data analysis, high-dimensional sparse data analysis, statistical computing, meta-analysis, survival analysis, gene-environment interaction, genetic epidemiology, complex heritable human diseases
    Yulin Dai, PhD Assistant Professor Tissue/Cell type specificity in complex disease, Multi-Omics data integration
    Arif Harmanci, PhD, MS  Assistant Professor Bioinformatics, functional genomics, next generation sequencing data analysis, genomic privacy
    Hyun-Hwan Jeong, PhD Assistant Professor Machine Learning and Statistical Inference for Mining single-cell multi-omics data, Cloud Computing for Multi-omics Big Data Analysis, Computational Method Development for CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Technique
    Pora Kim, PhD, MS Assistant Professor Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Biological Database
    Guangsheng Pei, PhD Faculty Associate Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning
    Hulin Wu, PhD, MS Professor Biostatistics, computational biology, computational modeling and bioinformatics tools
    Weiling Zhao, PhD Associate Professor Bioinformatics, molecular biology, cellular biology and cancer biology
    Guangming Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor Medical Image Informatics, Biomechanical Analysis, Machine Learning
    Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS Professor Bioinformatics, next generation sequencing in precision medicine, integrative genomics and systems biology approaches to complex disease studies, translational bioinformatics, genomic studies of mental disorders, pharmacogenomics and drug repositioning
    W. Jim Zheng, PhD Professor Bioinformatics, biological data mining & networks, genomics, systems biology, biomedical ontology and knowledge representation
    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS Associate Professor Statistical genetics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, haplotype phasing and imputation, genomic big data, machine learning and genetics epidemiology
    Xiaobo Zhou, PhD Professor Bioinformatics, systems biology, imaging informatics, clinical informatics