I am a research associate in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

I am a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.

Prior to Harvard, I spent about two years at InfinityData in Shanghai, China. 

I am a recipient of a Sa, Shixuan Best Student Paper Award (in 2012) and a NSF Student Travel Award (in 2018).

I proposed the concept of the “data industry” (in 2013) and "data capital" (in 2016), then was recognized as an advocate of Data Economy. 

My first 1st-authored English paper was selected as one of the 15 candidate best papers (among 32,958 papers) in 2017 cancer informatics.

I was chosen to be Treasurer Co-Chair of ACM-W, and my first term begins immediately and will run through June 2023.

Research Interests

My research lies at data science along with its multiple levels of data-intensive innovations. My research career began with an innovative data-mining method built upon and applicable to various fields (e.g., finance, transportation, economics, insurance, bioinformatics, and sociology). Inspired by business operations, I implemented a theoretical innovation for data science to propose "data industry" and "data capital," which both aim to bridge the gap between data science and economics. Currently, I'm very focus on applied innovation in healthcare, and believe precision medicine is an application of the data industry.

Current/Recent Professional Activities

Founder President, Harvard Data Entrepreneurship Club (since 2018)
Publication Committee Chair, the 4th International Conference on Data Science (ICDS 2017)
Session Chair of 24 & 30, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2018)
Treasurer Co-Chair of ACM-W, ACM (since 2021)

Best Papers

Sa, Shixuan Best Student Paper, the 29th National Database Conference of China, 2012
NSF Student Travel Award, the US National Science Foundation, 2018
The Featured Cover Page Article, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2021 (Volume: 25, Issue: 1)


ACM-W Newsletter, October 13th 2021
Harvard Gazette, August 10th 2018
HMS eNewsletter, July 12th 2018
BWH Research, April 28th 2020

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