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Principal Investigator

Jian Ma

Associate Professor (01/2016-) of Computational Biology and Affiliated Faculty of Machine Learning, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Professor with tenure (08/2015-12/2015) and Assistant Professor (08/2009-07/2015), Bioengineering; Faculty Member, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Faculty Member, Biophysics and Computational Biology; Affiliate Faculty, Computer Science; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoc, 01/2007-07/2009, UC Santa Cruz (with David Haussler)
Ph.D. (12/2006) in Computer Science, Penn State University (with Webb Miller)
M.S. (2003) and B.S. (2000) in Computer Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Postdoc / Research Associate / Project Scientist

Benjamin Chidester

PhD in ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)
Interests: bioimaging, single cell, cancer genomics

Weihua Pan

Lane Fellow
PhD in CS, University of California, Riverside (2019)
Interests: genome organization, cancer genomics

Yang Zhang

PhD in BioE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)
Yee Memorial Fund Fellowship (2014)
Interests: comparative genomics, gene regulation

Xiaopeng Zhu

PhD in Comp Bio, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007)
Interests: software development for computational genomics

Graduate Student

Yuchuan Wang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Tsinghua University (2014)
Interests: nuclear genome organization

Kyle Xiong

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Johns Hopkins University (2016)
2017-2019 CPCB NIH T32 Trainee
Interests: nuclear genome organization

Wendy Yang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Carnegie Mellon University (2019)
Interests: cancer genomics

Yang Yang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
MS, BS, Tsinghua University (2015, 2012)
2018 CBD PhD Program Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2019 EECS Rising Stars
Interests: comparative genomics, genome organization

Ruochi Zhang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Tsinghua University (2017)
Interests: machine learning applications in genomics, genome organization

Tianming Zhou

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Yao Class, Tsinghua University (2018)
Interests: machine learning applications in genomics, single cell

Undergraduate Students
  • Michael Kronovet (Stats and Machine Learning)
  • Yunxuan Xiao (Visiting Student from the ACM Class at Shanghai Jiaotong)
  • Yiwen Yuan (Computer Science)