Guanglan Zhang

Dr. Guanglan ZhangAssociate Professor of Computer Science; Faculty Coordinator for Health Informatics Programs

PhD, MS, Nanyang Technological University
MS, Northwestern Polytechnic University
BS, Luoyang Institute of Technology

Dr. Zhang’s research focus has been in machine learning, data mining, and knowledge management in the biomedical and health care fields. Her major research interests include computational modeling of complex biological processes, such as the identification of vaccine targets, the development of a framework for rapid development of next-generation biological databases, the building of analytical tools for pattern recognition from biomedical data, and the design of diagnostic tools. She has authored more than thirty journal publications, developed more than twenty online computational systems, and filed two patents as co-inventor. Through the development of advanced computational solutions, she contributes to the rapid progress of basic and applied biology and biomedicine. Zhang served as a research associate at Harvard Medical School, senior bioinformatics engineer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and project leader and senior research engineer at the Institute for Infocomm Research (previous name: Kent Ridge Digital Lab), Singapore.

What advice do you have for new students?

For students who want to enter into health informatics, I congratulate them. It’s a relatively new field, so there are very good career prospects for the future.