Expertise

Her background has served her well in multidisciplinary research, leading to projects that explore the role of data management and analytics in computer science,  engineering, and technology, and how they can further medical and life science research.

In the field of biomedical research she is especially interested in personalized health and precision medicine, genomics/proteomics data mining and integrative prediction, image guided cancer radiation treatment, and big data analytics over massive biomedical information.

Dr. Wu's background has served her well in multidisciplinary research, leading to projects that explore the roles and applications of data management, knowledge discovery, and predictive analytics to medical and life science research. Her work features partnerships among academia, community health centers, research institutes, industrial partners, and various communities. 

Dr. Wu's research covers scientific database design and utilization, big data analytics, health informatics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine. Sample projects include but are not limited to:

  • Improving patient access to health care using health informatics and simulation modeling in the setting of community health centers;
  • Discovering biomarkers for early detection of Type-1 Diabetes (T1D) multi-omics predictive analysis;
  • Advancing cancer radiotherapy with accurate radiation dose delivery using image-guidance and with reduced toxicities using integrative biomarker prediction; and
  • Enhancing drug discovery for Alzheimer's disease (AD): through creating an integrative knowledge base for heterogeneous health, medical, chemical and biological, and druggable information for AD research.
Affiliations

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University

Chair, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, Temple University
2020

Professor, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, Temple University
2020

Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Centers and Institutes, Indiana University School of Medicine

Past Affiliations

Associate Dean for Research, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Technology

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine (past)

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Information & Graphics Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Information & Graphics Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Technology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Adjunct Professor, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University (past)

Assistant Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington

Interim Chair, Department of BioHealth Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Assistant Professor, School of Informatics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University (past)

BioHealth Informatics Research Center, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Transportation Active Safety Institute, School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Associate Professor, Department of BioHealth Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Chair, Department of BioHealth Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Communities
Bioinformatics, Management Information Systems, Information Science/Systems, Computer Science
Degrees
PhD, Northeastern University, Computer Science, 2005
MS, Northeastern University, Computer and Information Science, 2003
BS, Tsinghua University, Chemistry, 1996
Keywords
biomedical research (multidisciplinary) bioinformatics bioproduction & bioproducts data management or analysis (medical) biological modeling biostatistics analytical chemistry computer and information sciences database management
Associations
Association for Computing Machinery
SIGMOD