Research Team (updated on 05-2019)

Current Lab Members

Postdoctoral Research Scientists

  1. Cong Liu, PhD, 01/2018-
  2. Casey Ta, PhD, 10/2017-

Pre-doctoral Students

  1. Jimmy Rogers, MS, 09/2017-
  2. Tian Kang, MA, 09/2014-
  3. Alex Butler, MD student (class 2020), 05/2019-
  4. Andrew Ling, MD student, 01/2019-

Research Staff:

  1. Chi Yuan, MS, 12/2016-
  2. Jay Lee, BS, 01/2019-
  3. Youlan Tang, MD, 01/2019-

2019 Summer Interns:

  1. Ben Webb, 06/2019-08/2019
  2. Hao Liu, 05/2019-08/2019


Doctoral Degree Graduates:

  1. Gregory W. Hruby (2011-2016), currently a data scientist at Mount Sinai Health System
  2. Daniel Fort (2013-2014) (co-advising w Adam Wilcox), currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
  3. Nicole Weiskopf (2009-2014), currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University

Master Degree Graduates in Biomedical Informatics:

  1. Ziran Li, MD (09/2017-05/2019), thesis: Prediction of clinical trial recruitment
  2. Xinhang Li, MS (09/2017-05/2019), thesis: Error analysis for biomedical named entity recognition
  3. Olga Lyudovyk, MS, 01/2018-05/2019, thesis: Pathway analysis for cancer subtyping
  4. Weiqi Zhang, 09/2016-05/2018, thesis: A knowledge base for drugs
  5. Yixuan Guo, 01/2016-01/2017), thesis: An Automated CDM Data Query Generator
  6. Tian Kang (2014-2016), thesis: EliXR-CDM: An Open-Source Common Data Model-based Machine Learning Parser for Clinical Research Eligibility Criteria
  7. Mathew Paulson (2013-2015), thesis:Desiderata for Major Eligibility Criteria in Breast Cancer Trials
  8. Handong Ma (2013-2015), thesis:Prediction of Black Box Warning by Mining Patterns of Convergent Focus Shift in Clinical Trial Study Populations Using Linked Public Data
  9. Clair Gordon (2013-2015), thesis:Combining Expert Knowledge and Knowledge Automatically Acquired from Electronic Data Sources for Continued Ontology Evaluation and Improvement
  10. Mary Boland (2010-2012), thesis:Discovering Medical Conditions Associated with Periodontitis Using Linked Electronic Health Records
  11. Yuan Zhang (2010-2012), thesis:Using Electronic Data To Profile Population Health and Identify Clinical Evidence Gaps: Towards Precision Clinical Research Design,
  12. Steven Mark (2008-2010), thesis: Visualization of Medical Entities Dictionary
  13. Fei Chen (2007-2009), thesis: Secondary Use of EHR: Data Quality Issues and Informatics Opportunities
  14. Craig (2007-2008)

Master Degree Graduates in Public Health:

  1. Youlan Tang (2016)
  2. Elhaam Borhanian (2014)
  3. Bo Hu (2013)

Postdoctoral Trainees in Biomedical Informatics:

  1. Fabricio Kury, MD, 07/2018-06/2019, Scientist at Regeneron Inc.
  2. Barnett Chiu, PhD, (09/2016-10/2018), Data Scientist at Mount Sinai Health System
  3. Andrew Goldstein, MD, (09/2015-08/2018), Scholar-track Assistant Professor, New York University
  4. Anando Sen, PhD, (07/2015-08/2017), Associate Research Scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. Jung Son, MD, (07/2016-06/2017), Senior Medical Informatician at Startup in NYC
  6. Shreya Chakrabarti, PhD, (08/2015-03/2017), currently Data Scientist at Amazon Inc.
  7. Julia Hoxha, PhD, (10/2014-10/2016), currently a researcher in Germany
  8. Praveen Chandar (2014-2015), currently staff researcher at IBM Research
  9. Zhe He (2014-2015), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor at Florida State University
  10. Riccardo Miotto (2012-2014), currently Data Scientist at Mount Sinai Medical School
  11. Tony Hao (2013-2014), currently tenured Professor in China
  12. Casey Overby (2011-2013), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  13. Alex Rusanov (2012-2013), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University
  14. Zhihui Luo (2009-2012), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  15. Solomon Berhe (2011-2012), currently a researcher in Germany
  16. Junfeng Gao (2012), currently scientific consultant for Purdue Pharma L.P.
  17. Di Zhao (2010-2011), currently Associate Professor of Chinese Academy of Science, Advanced Computing Center
  18. Xiaoying Wu (2010), currently tenured Associate Professor at Wuhan University, China
  19. Tax Botsis (2008-2009), currently research staff at FDA

Research Staff:

  1. David Fasel, 09/2016-05/2019, currently an informatics director at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  2. Yat So (2012-present), currently a programmer at Columbia CTSA
  3. Anil Yaman (2013-2015), currently a PhD student in the Eindhoven University of Technology and INCAS

Medical student:

  1. Alex Butler, 06/2017-09/2017

Undergraduate student:

  1. Hollis Mills, 01/2017-05/2018