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Dong Xu, Professor and Director of Information Technology: Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowment in Bioinformatics, James C. Dowell Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Biography

Dong Xu is James C. Dowell Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Director of Information Technology Program, with appointments in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was awarded the Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowment in Bioinformatics in 2018. He obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and did two years of postdoctoral work at the US National Cancer Institute. He was a Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory until 2003 before joining the University of Missouri, where he served as Department Chair of Computer Science during 2007-2016. His research is in computational biology and bioinformatics, including machine-learning application in bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, post-translational modification prediction, high-throughput biological data analyses, in silico studies of plants, microbes and cancers, biological information systems, and mobile App development for healthcare. He has published nearly 300 papers. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of “IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.” He was elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2015.

Education

PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS from Peking University
BS from Peking University

Technical Focus

Bioinformatics/Computational systems biology
Protein structure prediction
Machine Learning

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