Daifeng Wang

Daifeng Wang
Adjunct Assistant Professor, BMI

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Stony Brook University

Phone: 
(631) 638-1329
Email: 
daifeng.wang [at] stonybrookmedicine.edu

Interests

Machine learning and data mining in biomedical data science, bioinformatics, computational biology and medicine, network science. Current research projects include: (1) genomic machine learning (e.g., deep learning, representation learning); (2) cancer systems biology.

Biography

Dr. Daifeng Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University, and a faculty member of Stony Brook Cancer Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. After obtaining his Ph.D., he joined Gerstein Lab as postdoctoral associate in 2012 and associate research scientist in 2015 at Yale University. 

Research

Dr. Daifeng Wang focuses on the development of specialized informatics and computational approaches, driven by rapidly increasing quantities of biological and biomedical data, to discover biological design and evolutionary principles in complex biological systems, especially at the genomic level. With applications to human diseases, he aims to generate the knowledge from those principles that can be directly translated into the biomedical research. His approaches also integrate computational methods and models in computer science, data science, engineering and network science. For specifies, please visit http://daifengwang.com

Awards

• Faculty of 1000 Best Poster Presentation Award, 10th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, International Society for Computational Biology 2015 • The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Startup Allocation Grant 10/2015 • Graduate Student Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin 2009 • Nominated for Texas Exes Teaching Awards to Teaching Assistant 2008 • Graduate Student Travel Award, IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 • Advanced Class of Elite Range (ACER), Huazhong University of Science and Technology • The Top Academic Outstanding Student, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Teaching Summary

Translational bioinformatics