Yingcheng Sun

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Assistant Professor, 2022
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University (2019)

Office: Petty 152

Research: Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Biomedical Informatics, Machine Learning
Teaching: Big Data and Machine Learning


Dr. Sun’ research interests span the topics of information retrieval, machine learning, and
Natural Language Processing, with applications in clinical informatics to solve important
healthcare problems. Dr. Sun’ overall research goal is to build user-centered intelligent
information retrieval systems to leverage the vast amounts of data for improving healthcare for
meaningful purposes. He developed novel text mining algorithms and heterogeneous
information networks to understand query intents, online discussions and review opinions. He
applied information retrieval frameworks with enhanced user-system interaction on clinical
study recommendations for prospective patients, clinical trial design optimization using
electronic health records and medical evidence retrieval and synthesis. Working with clinicians
from various hospitals including Rhode Island Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical
Center and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, his systems have been evaluated and


Dr. Sun’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Ohio
Federal Research Network (OFRN)


Dr. Sun is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UNCG. Before arriving at UNCG in
2022, he was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at
Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Case Western
Reserve University and Master and Bachelor degrees from Xidian University, China.