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Yale Center Beijing Seminar Series on Big Data in Healthcare: Yale Prof. Zhao Hongyu on "Mining Gold" from Big Data in Healthcare

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Yale Joint Center for Biostatistics.

Time and Location

Tuesday,   December 13,  2016
Registration:   6:30 - 7:00 pm
Remarks and Q&A:   7:00 - 8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

The event will discuss the many opportunities and challenges presented by the big data collected by hospitals, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, universities, and government agencies. Although there is rich information in these data that can be used to significantly improve personalized health management and disease treatment, a number of barriers need to be broken down to allow both easy sharing and secure protection of diverse and unstructured data. Furthermore, efficient and robust computational approaches need to be developed and implemented to mine these data. Dr. Zhao will illustrate some of these issues with both successful and failed examples.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speaker(s)

Dr. Hongyu Zhao
the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics, Chair of the Biostatistics Department

Dr. Hongyu Zhao is the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics, Chair of the Biostatistics Department, and Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the interdepartmental program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Yale University.

He received his B.S. in Probability and Statistics from Peking University in 1990, and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. His research interests are the applications of statistical methods in molecular biology, genetics, drug development, and personalized medicine. Some of his recent projects include large-scale genome-wide studies to identify genetic variants underlying complex diseases, biological network modeling and analysis, disease biomarker identifications, proteomics, genome annotations, microbiome analysis, and systems biology study of herbal medicine. Dr. Zhao has published over 390 articles on statistics, human genetics, bioinformatics, and proteomics, and edited two books on human genetics analysis and statistical genomics. He has trained over 70 doctoral and post-doctoral students.

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