Xiuwei Zhang is an Assistant Professor and J. Z. Liang Early Career Assistant Professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research group works on applying machine learning and optimization skills in method development and data analysis for single-cell RNA-Seq data and other types of data on single cell level. The goal is to study cellular mechanisms during differentiation, development of cells and disease progression.
Zhang was a postdoc researcher in Prof. Nir Yosef‘s group at UC Berkeley. She obtained a Ph.D. in computer science under the supervision of Prof. Bernard Moret in the Laboratory for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland.
Before moving to the United States, she was a postdoc researcher in Dr. Sarah Teichmann’s group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. Zhang was supported by a Fellowship for Prospective Researchers and an Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) from Aug. 2012 to Jul. 2015. She was a research fellow in the 2016 Simons Institute program on Algorithmic Challenges in Genomics. Her Erdös number is 3.
Georgia Institute of Technology