Hsien-Da Huang

School of Science and Engineering, The Warshel Institute for Computational Biology, The Chinese of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

Prof. Hsien-Da Huang is a professor at the School of Science and Engineering & Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He received PhD at Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, in 2003. He was a chair professor and vice dean at the College of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. During 2009-2016, he was the Chairman at Department of Biological Science and Technology, NCTU. He was the President of Taiwan Society of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (2014-2017).

Prof. Huang’s group majorly focuses on biological multi-disciplinary research topics, including Bioinformatics, Genomics, Metagenomics & Microbiome, Intelligent Biomedical Technologies (Drug Development, Genetic Test, & Precision Medicine), AI & Machine Learning, and Biological Database Design & Development. During last ten years, He published more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, mostly in prestigious journals, including Science, Molecular Cell, Circulation, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, PLoS Biology, Hepatology, Cancer Research and Nucleic Acids Research. If using several popular measures to assess the impacts of Prof. Huang’s research, he receives 13 highly-cited papers, more than 40 papers with 10.0 or higher impact factor, H-index as 41, more than 6000 citations in Web of Science and more than 9800 citations in Google Scholar.

Prof. Huang’s group developed a microRNA database, miRTarBase, which is an internationally recognized repository for collecting experimental miRNA-Target interaction (MTI). The users are majorly from the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. The database is continuously maintained and now broadly utilized and referred in life science and medical research field.

Prof. Huang received Outstanding Research Award (2010 and 2015) and Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (2009) of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Terms of Appointment: September 2018 - August 2020