Ting Chen

Ting Chen


Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Department of Computer Science and Technology

Tsinghua University

Dr. Ting Chen is currently professor of computer science at Tsinghua University. He is also a faculty member at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Beijing National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1993 with B.E. in computer science, and received his Ph.D. in computer science at Stony Brook University in 1997. He was a lecturer of genetics at Harvard University from 1997 to 2000, and then became an assistant, associate, and full professor of biological sciences and computer science at the University of Southern California (USC) before he joined Tsinghua University. He received the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2004.

He has published over 150 papers, many in the top journals including Science, Cell, Nature Biomedical Engineering, PNAS, Nature Communications, PLoS Medicine, Cell Systems, Genome Research, American Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Biology, and Nucleic Acid Research. His publications have >10000 citations (Google Scholar).

His research interests are in the areas of computational biology/bioinformatics, medical informatics, algorithms, and statistical learning. His current research topics include

  1. Medical informatics and AI Health care
  • Medical Image Analysis: CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, ECG, Eye Fundus Image
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Electronic Health Record (EHR) data analysis
  • Rare Disease Diagnosis
  1. Bioinformatics
  • DNA sequence analysis
  • Single-cell RNA sequencing data analysis
  • Human Gut and Oral microbial identifications, interactions, and functions

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” - Proverbs 1:7

  • Bioinformatics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stony Brook University


  • B.E. in Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University


Academic Experience
  • National Distinguished Professor , 2016-Present

    Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China.

  • Adjunct Professor , 2016-2019

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California (USC), USA.

  • Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor , 2000-2016

    Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California (USC), USA.

  • Lecturer , 1997-2000

    Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, USA.

  • Guest Research Associate , 1995-1998

    Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.

Position and Committee
  • Chief Scientist, National Center for Health and Medical Big Data, Fuzhou, Fujian


  • Director, Center for Big Data Research in Health and Medicine, Institute of Data Science, Tsinghua University


  • Acting Head of Computational Biology (Department Chair), USC


  • Chair of Faculty Search Committee


  • USC High Performance Computing Committee


  • Director of Graduate Program, PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


  • USC College Biology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


  • USC Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Computational Biology Advisory Committee


  • USC College Faculty Council



  • Sloan Research Fellowship