Joint Center of Biocomputing and Digital Health

The Joint Center of Biocomputing and Digital Health (BDH) is a collaborative research institute established in Spring 2021 by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the Health Research Institute (HRI). The research institute was co-founded by HRI member Jingfeng Jiang (BME) and Jinshan Tang.
The mission of Joint Center of Biocomputing and Digital Health (BDH) is to conduct research, develop innovative solutions, and provide educational opportunities in the areas of biocomputing and digital health, enhancing Michigan Tech’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality researchers and students, elevating Michigan Tech’s presence in developing technologies for healthcare delivery, and increasing knowledge sharing in the global community.


Jingfeng Jiang

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics (Bio-solids and Biofluids)
  • Medical Image/Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision with Applications in Medical Imaging
  • Developments of Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Characterization


Bo Chen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Susanta Ghosh

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty member of Center for Data Sciences at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
  • Faculty member of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • Duke University, Durham
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona

Research Expertise

  • Bayesian Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Scientific Machine Learning
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Materials Modeling
  • Biomedical Imaging and Inverse Problems


  • Director of Research Computing, Information Technology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Research Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering NSF XSEDE Campus Champion

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Parallel computing and visualization
  • Design and optimization of supercomputing platform
  • Design of computational work flows
  • Technological tools for research and teaching
  • Interaction of biological matter with nanomaterials
  • Electronic structure calculations of nanoclusters

Sang Yoon Han

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
  • Advisor, Korean Student Association

Research Interests

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Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Traction force by a living cell
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Image data modeling
  • Machine learning
  • BioMEMS

Hoda Hatoum

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Experience

  • BE 4510 and 5510: Cardiovascular Engineering
  • BE 3350: Introduction to Human Biomechanics

Research Areas

  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Biofluids
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Patient-Specific Modeling

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics
Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

Hairong Wei

  • Professor
  • Editor-in-Chief, Forestry Research (ForRes):
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Computer Science & Department of Mathematics

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation

Zhengfu Xu

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Numerical PDE, Scientific computing
  • Computational modeling of Nafion material
  • Mathematical image processing, inverse problems, nonlinear optics

Chunxiu (Traci) Yu

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Neuroengineering
  • Brain Stimulation (Optogenetic and Electrical)
  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Brain and Behavior (Parkinson's Disease, Depression, Stroke, and Addiction)

BME Research Areas

  • Biosensors and Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound

Jianhui Yue

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating System
  • System Optimization of Big Data Process

Kui Zhang

  • Dave House Endowed Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Applied Statistics

Weihua Zhou

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Text Mining