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 140 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

(2) Bioinformatics

  • Single-cell RNA sequencing data analysis
  • Human Gut and Oral microbial identifications, interactions, and functions