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    Yang Dai
Ph.D, Associate Professor.
Principal Investigator.

Office Location
Suite W103, Room 164E
Clinical Sciences North
820 S. Wood St.

Phone (312) 413-1487
Fax (312) 413-2018
Email yangdai at uic dot edu
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interest (Publications)

Bioinformatics Projects

Data mining and Machine Learning

  • Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines.
  • Statistical Learning.

Algorithm design

  • Heuristics.
  • Global Optimization.
  • Combinatorial Optimization.


Teaching (past)

  • BioE339 - Fall08 : Introduction to Biostatistics.
  • BioE482 - Spring07 : Introduction to Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics.
  • BioE594 - Spring06 : Design and Implementation of Computational Bioinformatics Methods.

Professional Activity

  • Editorial Review Board
    • International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics.

  • Journal Review
    • BMC Bioinformatics.
    • BMC Genetics.
    • Bioinformatics.
    • Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics.
    • PLoS Computational Biology.
    • European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
    • International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications.
    • Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
    • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.
    • International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems.
    • Neurocomputing.
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
    • Mathematical and Computer Modeling.
    • Mathematical Problems in Engineering.
    • Journal of Discrete Mathematics.
    • Journal of Discrete Algorithms.
    • SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.
    • Journal of Global Optimization.
    • Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan.

  • Program Committees and Conference Chairs
    • Program Committee, The Third International Conference on Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management (AAIM'07), Portland, USA , 20-22 June 2007. (link)
    • Track Co-Chair, theme of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the 28th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC06), August 30 to September 3, 2006, New York City, USA. (link)
    • Program Committee, the second Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (IICAI-05), December 20-22, 2005, Pune, India. (link)
    • Track Chair, theme of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the 27th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBS05), September 1-4, 2005, Shanghai China. (link)
    • Track Co-chair, theme of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the 26th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBS04), September 1-5, 2004, San Francisco, California, USA. (link)
    • Chair of a session on Bioinformatics, the International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS '03), June 26-29, 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
    • Chair of a data mining session, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nov. 17-20, 2002, San Jose, USA.

  • Professional Societies
    • The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
    • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
    • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).


Last Update: October 18, 2010