Chunming Gao

Chunming Gao


Assistant Professor, School of Technology

  • PhD, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 2011
  • MS, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 2003
  • BS, Astrophysics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 1989


Chunming Gao is an Assistant Professor in the School of Technology's Medical Informatics Graduate Program at Michigan Tech. He got his PhD degree in 2011 and Master's degree in 2004 both in Computer Science at Michigan Tech. Dr. Gao's research interests are in the areas of healthcare big data analysis, security, and privacy; Innovative designs in Human-Computer Interaction; Undergraduate and graduate education. Dr. Gao is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and serves as a reviewer for a variety of IEEE and ACM conferences, such as SIGCHI, SIGCSE, INFOCOM, GLOBECOM. He also serves as the editorial board member of International Journal of Information Science, and the editorial member of Journal of Advanced Computer Science & Technology.

Research Interests

  • Big data security and privacy
  • Human-computer interaction in healthcare
  • Distributed computing
  • Undergraduate and graduate education

Teaching Interests

  • Database management and administration
  • HCI (human-computer interaction) research methods
  • Healthcare statistics, security and privacy
  • Advanced Unix and Linux administration
  • Programming languages
  • Data structures and algorithms

Recent Publications

  • Gao, C., Iwane, N. (2015). A Social Network Model with Privacy Preserving and Reliability Assurance and its Applications in Health Care. International Journal of Energy, Information and Communications Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2015), pp45-58.
  • Gao, C., Iwane, N. (2015). A Social Network Model for Big Data Privacy Preserving and Accountability Assurance. 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference.
  • Iwane, N., Gao, C. (2014). A Study of Using Handwritten Annotations on Digital Textbooks. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics.
  • Gao, C., Iwane, N. (2014). Application of A Blended Active Learning Model in Teaching Computer Programming to Non-majors. The 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.
  • Gao, C., Iwane, N. (2014). Developing a Multi-trust Model for Multi-purpose Healthcare Social Networks. 11th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference.
  • Gao, C., Pastel, R. L., Tan, J. (2013). An Experimental Study of a New Channel for Data Input On Small Mobile Devices. Journal on Knowledge and Data Engineering (JKDE).
  • Iwane, N., Gao, C., Yoshida, M. (2013). A Method for knowledge Acquisition from Handwritten Mark on Digital Text. The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Technologies for Energy, Information and Communication.
  • Iwane, N., Gao, C. (2013). Question Generation for Learner Centered Learning. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.
  • Hendrick, E., Schooley, B., Gao, C. (2013). CloudHealth: Developing A Reliable Cloud Platform for Healthcare Applications. IEEE 2013 International Workshop on Consumer eHealth Platforms, Services and Applications.
  • Li, C., Chigan, C., Gao, C. (2013). Compressive Sensing based Data Collection in VANETs. IEEE 2013 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C., Gao, C. (2013). STCP2: Short-Time Certificate-based Privacy Protection for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. IEEE 2013 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
  • Gao, C., G. Hembroff. 2012. Implications of Modified Waterfall Model to the Roles and Education of Health IT Professionals, IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium.
  • Gao, C., Pastel, R. L., Tan, J. (2012). TiltClick: One-Handed Eyes-Free Numeric and Symbol Input for Calculator Applications. IEEE International Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems.
  • Levin, E., Gao, C., Carter, J. (2012). "Research in Hands-Free Conrol of Digital Photogrammetric 3D Measurements", ISPRS, From Imagery to Mapping workshop, Lisbon.
  • Gao, C. 2012. Developing a Research EHR Based on Private EMRs, Society for Public Health Education’s Mid-year Scientific Conference. (abstract, accepted)
  • Gao, C., R. Pastel, J. Tan. 2010. Yet Another User Input System: Accelerometer Assisted Single Key Input System, 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation.
  • Wang, X., J. Mayo, G. C. Hembroff, C. Gao. 2009. Detection of Conjunctive Stable Predicates in Dynamic Systems, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'09).
  • Gao, C., J. Tan, F. Kong. 2009. HealthAware: Tackling Obesity with Health Aware Smart Phone Systems, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics.

Recent Funding

  • PI, MTU Blended Learning Project Fund (2015)
  • PI, MTU Research Excellence Fund Seed Grant (2013)
  • PI, MTU Instructional Improvement and Innovation Grant (2008, 2010, 2011)