Artificial Intelligence Research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has New Leader

Yufei Huang, PhD, joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center as Leader for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research. Dr. Huang also serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Huang will lead the creation and development of a robust AI presence, meeting the needs of cutting-edge research and development of clinical and analytic tools, as well as adapt and address new challenges. This will include an AI research program with comprehensive capabilities to develop and facilitate highly collaborative PIs and training activities.

Dr. Huang received his PhD in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Since then, he has risen through the academic ranks at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he was most recently Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also held the post of Adjunct Professor at Greehey Children’s Cancer Institute and Department of Populational Health Science, the University of Texas Health at San Antonio, and was also a Visiting Professor at the Center for Bioinformatics, Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration & Repair.

Dr. Huang’s research interests focus largely on computational systems biology, omics data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, UTSA Presidential Achievement Award on Research Excellence, Best Paper Award of IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics Conference, Best Paper Award of Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference, and Best Paper Award of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is the vice-chair of the Biomedical Health Informatics Technical Committee, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Lab, Department of Defense, and Qatar National Research Fund.