GQ Zhang, PhD
Vice President and Chief Data Scientist
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Dr GQ Zhang received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. His early research interests included theoretical computer science and the semantics of programming languages. Dr Zhang is now Vice President and Chief Data Scientist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), one of the six health science campuses of the University of Texas System. He also serves as a Co-Director of the newly established Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies. Before joining UTHealth, he was Professor at the University of Kentucky and at Case Western Reserve University, where he led the Biomedical Informatics programs for the institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Over the last decade, Dr Zhang’s academic program, supported by a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards, has revolved around the development and deployment of innovative software and bespoke Electronic Medical Records to enhance the clinical and research data ecosystem infrastructure. Dr Zhang led the effort of NIH- funded innovative data resources for the National Sleep Research Resource and for the Center for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Research. He also has a track record of translational research in biomedical ontologies and terminology systems. Dr Zhang applies cutting-edge computer science and informatics methodology to address biomedical data/big data challenges through collaborative translation of theory, algorithms, methods and best practices into tools and AI applications in medicine.