Informatics Research Seminar: Genetic Privacy in the Era of Personal Genomics

March 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speakers: Xinghua Mindy Shi, PhD; Yajiong (Lucky) Xue, PhD and Huigang Liang, PhD
Presented from UNC-C

Broadcast Link: Seminar

 

Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the issues surrounding privacy when working with genetics data. Viewers will gain awareness and knowledge of genetic privacy with the access of human genomics and biomedical data, and leanr how genetic privacy protection techniques in various settings can be applied.

 

Biosketches:

Xinghua (Mindy) Shi is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, College of Computing
and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining UNC Charlotte, she was a postdoctoral
research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, a NIH T32 medical genetics training
fellow at Harvard Medical School, a visiting research fellow in the Medical and Population Genetics program at Broad
Institute, and an associate in the Quantitative Genetics Program at Harvard School of Public Health. She has received
her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and M.Eng and B. Eng degrees in
Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She is a recipient of the Wells Fargo Foundation Fund
for Faculty Excellence from Charlotte Research Institute in 2013, and a recipient of the Faculty Research Grant from
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during 2014-1015. Her research interest is in computational systems
biology, particularly, the design and development of tools and algorithms to solve large-scale computational problems in
biology and biomedical research. She is currently focused on integrating genetic and epigenetic datasets to study how
genetic architecture affects biological processes and complex phenotypes at the systems level. She is also interested in
genetic privacy and big data analytics in biomedical research.