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Qingyu Chen, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

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Qingyu Chen, PhD

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Biography

Dr. Qingyu Chen is an incoming tenure-track assistant professor at Biomedical Informatics & Data Science, School of Medicine at Yale. He is setting up his lab in 2024. Dr. Chen has led the major milestone in AI and data science in healthcare from data generation to method development and further to practical applications. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence and data science for healthcare and biomedicine, including but limited to the following areas:


  • Biomedical text mining and information retrieval
  • Medical image analytics and multimodal analysis
  • AI-assisted healthcare applications
  • Biocuration

Hiring

I am setting up my lab and always look for postdoc fellows, PhD students, and interns. Check my work and feel free to reach out at qingyu.chen@yale.edu


Achievements for bean counters

  • ~40 first-authored papers out of ~70 in total

  • Work has been in Nature, Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Aging, NPJ digital medicine, Nucleic Acids Research, Ophthalmology, Bioinformatics, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and many others

  • Main awards include AI Talent Scholar (Top 50 in AI in cross-disciplines) selected by Baidu Scholar, NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (two times), NIH Summer Research Mentor Award (four times), NLM Honor Award (two times), Excellence in Teaching Awards (two times), and Top-ranked performance in biomedical and clinical NLP challenges as the first author (three times)

  • Taught over 20 courses and mentored over 10 students

  • Reviewed ~180 manuscripts and handled ~40 manuscripts as the editor

  • Developed one of the first series of biomedical language models including BioWordVec, BioSentVec, BioConceptVec, Multi-task BlueBERT, and Bioformer and AI-assisted healthcare applications including LitCovid, LitSuggest, LitSense, DeepSeeNet, M3-RPD, and DeepLensNet that have been accessed by millions of biomedical researchers and healthcare professionals


For more information, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/qingyuchen/home.


Education & Training

  • BS (Hon)
    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Computer Science (GPA ranked 1st; First-class Honor; Academic Excellence Award) (2013)
  • PhD
    University of Melbourne, Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (Microsoft Innovation Award; Excellence in Teaching Award; Top-ranked performance in AI challenge tasks

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
National Library of Medicine Honor Award National Institutes of Health2023
National Library of Medicine Data Science and Informatics Mentor AwardsNational Institutes of Health2023
Summer Research Mentor Award National Institutes of Health2023
Fellows Award for Research Excellence National Institutes of Health2023
Summer Research Mentor Award National Institutes of Health2022
AI Talent Scholar (Top 50 in AI in cross-disciplines) Baidu Scholar2022
Summer Research Mentor Award National Institutes of Health2021
Fellows Award for Research Excellence National Institutes of Health2021
Summer Research Mentor Award National Institutes of Health2020
National Library of Medicine Honor Award National Institutes of Health2019
Top-ranked performance in N2C2 on clinical semantic textual similarities N2C22019
Top-ranked performance in BioCreative Challenges BioCreative 2018
Top-ranked performance in BioCreative Challenges BioCreative2018
Visiting Fellowship Award for Postdoctoral TrainingNational Institutes of Health2018
Excellence in Teaching Award The University of Melbourne2018
Excellence in Teaching Award The University of Melbourne2016
Microsoft Master Innovation Award2015
International Research Scholarship for PhD studyThe University of Melbourne2014
Honors degree scholarship for undergraduate studyThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology2013
Vice-chancellor List AwardThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology2012
Academic Excellence Award in Bachelor of Computer ScienceThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology2012
High Achievement Scholarship for undergraduate studyThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology2010
High Achievement Scholarship for undergraduate studyThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology2010

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