Christopher C. Yang is a professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. He also has a courtesy appointment at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems. He is the Director of Data Science Programs and the Program Director of MS in Health Informatics. His research interest includes data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, healthcare informatics, social media analytics, electronic commerce, and intelligence and security informatics. He has over 300 publications in top-tier journals, conferences, and books, such as ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Transaction on Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, PLOS One, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, and more. He has received over $5M research fundings from NSF, NIH, PCORI, HK RGC, etc.
He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research and Electronic Commerce Research and Application. He is the editor of the CRC book series on Healthcare Informatics and the founding steering committee chair of the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics. He has been the general chair of over 5 conferences and program chairs of over 10 conferences.
He is the director of the Healthcare Informatics Research Lab. His recent research includes pharmacovigilance, drug repositioning, predictive modeling of sepsis, predictive modeling of disengagement driving for injury prevention, heterogeneous network mining, distributed graph computing, health intervention through social media for substance use disorders, and social network analytics.