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Visitors Since Jan. 27, 2015
Principal Investigator
May D. Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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Research Staff
John H. Phan, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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John received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and Emory University in 2009. He is currently a research assistant professor in the BME department at Georgia Tech and Emory University. His research interests include bioinformatics, imaging informatics, machine learning, and high-performance computing.
Graduate Students
Abner Ayala-Acevedo
Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abner was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico in 1988. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering with specialties in Computing System, and Hardware & Embedded Systems from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in May 2011, while being a member of the Tau Beta Pi. During the summer of 2011, he joined the Human Ability and Accessibility Center at IBM in Austin, Texas, as a GEM Fellow. In August 2011, he started his PhD degree at Georgia Tech. In 2013 he became an NSF Fellow. His main interests are assistive technologies, mobile accessibility, and machine learning. His research focus are machine learning with emphasis on bio-medical applications and health informatics.
Chihwen (James) Cheng
Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Chihwen Cheng received his M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, where he is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on applying data mining, cloud computing, and mobile technologies to improve clinical dicision-support to improve the quality-of-healthcare.
Chanchala Kaddi
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
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Chanchala D. Kaddi received the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 and 2014, respectively. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a P.E.O. Scholar. In Bio-MIBLAB she works on data mining, machine learning, and dynamic system modeling for cancer research.
Eun K Kim
M.S. Student, Human-Computer Interaction

Eunki Kim received the B.S. in Computer Science (minor in Mathematics) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. She worked in medical imaging and robotics lab, Asan Medical Center (Seoul, South Korea) from 2012 to the early 2013 as a software developer. She is currently pursuing Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on designing/developing a patient-friendly mobile health application.
Hamid Hassanzadeh
Ph.D. Student, Computational Science and Engineering

Hamid is a PhD student in Bioinformatics at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include applications of Algorithms and Machine Learning (in particular graphical models and discriminative techniques) to open problem in Biology domain. He is also interested in integer programming which is about optimization in combinatorial spaces.
Ryan Hoffman
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
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Ryan joined the lab in 2013 after graduating from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. His research areas include health informatics and biomedical image processing.
Wenying Hu
M.S. Student, Computational Science and Engineering

Wenying holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economics from Amherst College. Prior to Georgia Tech, she worked two years as an analyst at National Economic Research Associates (NERA). Her research involves applying data analytics and predictive modeling on patient-level data.
Ke Liu
Graduate Student

Ke works on "Integration of Multi-Modal -Omic Data for Prediction of Pancreatic Cancer Survival" with Dr. John Phan.
Aiswaria Nair
M.S. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

After completing her B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, she is currently pursuing a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in Computer Systems and Software. As a part of the BioMIBLab, her work has revolved around designing web-based interactive educational applications targeting adolescents with asthma and Sickle Cell Disease in conjunction with CHOA, developing databases for pediatric ICU information and imparting the aspect of data visualization to healthcare informatics.
Ying Sha
M.S. Student, Bioinformatics

Ying was born in Shanghai, China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences from Peking University. Currently, she is a master student in Bioinformatics at Georgia Institute of Technology, while looking forward to becoming a PHD student. Her research interest lies in high throughput –omic data analysis.
Li Tong
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering

Li's primary research interests focus on RNA-seq data analysis. He applies the state-of-the-art tools to extract gene expression features from RNA-seq data, including differentially expressed genes (DEG), single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), alternative splicing and gene fusion. He also compares and integrates different RNA-seq analysis tools and pipelines to improve the quality and reliability of RNA-seq.
Janani Venugopalan
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
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Hang Wu
Ph.D. Student, Computational Science and Engineering

Before joining Georgia Tech, I graduated with a bachelor degree in Engineering from Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. My research interests lie in machine learning methods and their applications in healthcare informatics and medical imaging analysis.
Po-Yen (Leo) Wu
Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Cheng Yang
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering

Cheng Yang received his B.S. at Peking University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University, Georgia Tech and Emory University. His interests lie in bioinformatics.
Undergraduate Students
Sameer Mishra
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering

I have been working in this lab on analyzing pan-cancer proteomic expression data. By analyzing multiple cancers in relation to each other, I hope to identify common proteins across cancers, and to use these proteins in building a prediction model to identify new patients as having early or late stage cancer. I am working in this lab in the Petit Scholars program under Chanchala Kaddi and Ryan Hoffman.
Theruni Pethiyagoda
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering
Anjaly Poruthoor
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering
Inez Raharjo
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering

Inez has worked on various pediatric-related projects throughout her undergraduate years, including redesigning peripheral IV catheter, strep throat test, and components of ventricular shunts as well as creating database for collecting cerebral palsy test results and developing portable asthma sensor in collaboration with CHOA while working in MIBLab.
Devansh Shah
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering

Devansh is from Boxborough, MA. He is a biomedical engineer, class of 2016, who aspires to join the medical field by going to med school as soon as he graduates from Georgia Tech. He was originally born in India and moved to the US at the age of 4. He enjoys playing sports, reading books, and spending time with friends. He came into Tech with a mindset of trying to understand how the human body functions and how to repair that function in those who have lost it. His interests include prosthetics and pathology.
Research Staff:
Sonal Kothari
Richard Moffitt
R. Mitchell Parry
Todd Stokes
Graduate Students:
Raghu Chandramohan
Qaiser Chaudry
Zhimin Han
Sumit Joshi
Koon-Yin Kong
Jiacheng (JC) Ren
Chang-Feng Quo
Hanshuo Zhang
Undergraduate Students:
Chuyao (Daniel) Feng
Shelby Hassberger
Elena Hubbard
Kevin Kells
Daniel Kim
Renaid Kim
Changdae Lee
Sanaiya Sarkari
Adeola Williams