Zhiyu Wan is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of EngineeringVanderbilt University.  He is supervised by Dr. Bradley A. Malin, and is currently working as a research assistant at the Health Information Privacy Laboratory (HIPLAB), Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of MedicineVanderbilt University Medical Center.

“The goal of the HIPLAB is to improve the protection of patients’ privacy in health information systems.” (Dr. Bradley A. Malin) As part of the eMERGE network, HIPLAB is working to design de-identification methodologies that mitigate re-identification threats while maximizing the utility of the data shared for research purposes.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Automation (minor in Business Administration), as an outstanding graduate, from Xi’an Jiaotong University, which he entered through the Special Class for the Gifted Young of China when he was 15 years old.

His major study area lies in the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and game theory. His latest research topic is a game theoretical framework for protecting genomic data privacy. He is currently supported by the NIH project: A Risk Management Framework for Identifiability in Genomics Research. He has broad research interests in data privacy, social networks, and network security.

E-mail address: zhiyu.wan AT vanderbilt.edu

Office address: 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 800, Nashville, TN, 37203

Last Updated: July 17, 2017