Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

Data Science II (Academia) Panel

Job Title: Associate Professor

Current Employer: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


  • Postdoctoral fellowship at UCSD (2013)

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA (2010)

  • MS in Computer Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2006)

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Shanghai Maritime University, China (2003)


Dr. Jiang is a Christopher Sarofim family associate professor and center director for Secure HEalth Machine Learning (SHEL) in the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Before joining UThealth in 2018, he was an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at UCSD. He is an associate editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making and serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. He works primarily in health data privacy and predictive models in biomedicine based on his Computer Science PhD training from Carnegie Mellon University. In the last five years, he received NIH R00, R13, R21, R01, U01, OT3 grants as PI, obtained career awards like CPRIT Rising Stars and UT Stars, and won the best and distinguished paper awards from American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Joint Summits on Translational Science (2012, 2013, 2016). He is one of the organizers of the iDASH Genome Privacy competition (2014 - present), which was reported by Nature News and GenomeWeb. 

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

  • Interpreting complicated models for understanding

  • Exploring massive and arborous data to get insights

  • Convert ad-hoc problems into mathematical models for generalized solutions

What I love most about my job:

The flexibility of exploring a wide and interesting areas of biomedical problems, transfer theoretical knowledge from computer science to solve real world problems

Contact information:

Email: xiaoqian.jiang@uth.tmc.edu


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