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Carl  Yang

Assistant Professor

Jointly Appointed, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Dr. Carl Yang received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2020, and B.Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University in 2014. His research interests span graph data mining, applied machine learning, knowledge graphs and federated learning, with applications in recommender systems, social networks, neuroscience, and healthcare. Carl's research results have been published in 120+ peer-reviewed papers in top venues across data mining and health informatics. He is also a recipient of the Dissertation Completion Fellowship of UIUC in 2020, the Best Paper Award of ICDM in 2020, the Best Paper Award of KDD Health Day in 2022, the Best Paper Award of ML4H in 2022, the Amazon Research Award in 2022, the Microsoft Accelerating Foundation Models Research Award in 2023, and multiple Emory internal research awards. Carl's research receives funding support from both NSF and NIH in USA.

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Contact Information

400 Dowman Dr

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: +1 2174175987



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Areas of Interest

  • Data Mining
  • Health Informatics
  • Machine Learning


  • B.Eng 2014, Zhejiang University
  • Ph.D. 2020, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign