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Yang Dai, Ph.D.


Associate Director of Graduate Studies (Bioinformatics Programs)

Richard and Loan Hill Biomedical Engineering

Pronouns: She/Her


Building & Room:

Clinical Sciencs North Buildin, Suite w103. Room.164E


820 S Wood St. Chicago, IL 60612

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Yang Dai received Ph.D degree in Management Science and Engineering from University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1991. She was a research associate and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science of Kobe University of Commerce from 1991-1997. From 1997-2001 she was an Assistant Professor of Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2001 she is on the faculty of Department of Bioengineering, the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a broad interest in machine learning, data mining, and optimization. Her recent research interests include developing computational models for integrating omics data for understanding biological mechanisms and for biomarker detection. Professor Dai has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings. More details on current research projects can be found here.

BioE 530 Introduction to Biostatistics and Machine Learning in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
BioE 582 Computational Functional Genomics

Selected Publications