Jianlin Cheng

Jianlin Cheng

Jianlin Cheng, William and Nancy Thompson Distinguished Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Cheng Jianlin


Dr. Jianlin (Jack) Cheng is the Thompson Missouri Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine in 2006. His research is focused on developing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods and tools for big biomedical data analysis. His research group has developed numerous bioinformatics tools for analyzing protein structure and function, biological networks, and 3D genome structure, which are used by scientists around the world. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Cheng was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the MU College of Engineering’s junior and senior faculty research awards.


  • PhD from University of California, Irvine
  • MS from Utah State University
  • BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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