Qiang (Shawn) Cheng, Ph.D.

Dr. Qiang (Shawn) Cheng received BS and MS degrees from Peking University, China, and a PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Biomedical Informatics Institute and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. He previously worked as a faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, OH, and a senior researcher and senior research scientist at Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens Corp., Princeton, NJ. His research interests include data science, machine learning, biomedical informatics, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence. He has published about 130 peer-reviewed papers in various premium venues. He has a number of international patents issued or filed with the University of Kentucky, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, and Siemens Medical.