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His research interests lie in translational bioinformatics, computational pathology, medical imaging, computational biology, integrative genomics tools for precision health, computer vision, and machine learning. He is focused on translating informatics tools to improve clinical practice and accelerate scientific discovery and believes the Precision Health Initiative is an unprecedented opportunity to accomplish just that.

Dr. Huang's research interests include:

  • Translational bioinformatics and integrative genomics tools for cancer precision medicine
  • Algorithms and software for mining and visualizing large and complex biomedical data especially for multiomics cancer data
  • Algorithms, software, and pipelines for computational pathology and bioimage informatics
  • Theory and algorithms for computer vision and machine learning


  • Bioinformatics 
  • Computational Pathology
  • Integrative Genomics
  • Health Data Science
  • Precision Medicine
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning

Dr. Kun Huang is an internationally recognized leader in bioinformatics and computational pathology.

Oncology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical, Computer Engineering, 2004
MS, University of Illinois, Physiology, 1998
BS, Tsinghua University, Biology, 1996
BE, Tsinghua University, Computer Science, 1996
ME, University of Illinois, Electrical Engineering
translational bioinformatics computational pathology medical imaging precision health computational biology