I am an Assistant Professor affiliated with BioInformatics Research Centre (BIRC) at the School of Computer Engineering, NTU. I am also an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, at Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS). Previously I worked as a Research Scientist at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

My research goal is to develop novel computational methods (algorithms, models, software, databases, etc.) to help answer biomedical questions (such as the mechanisms of cancer) critical for public health. Currently, I am focused on computational modeling of cell fate, with applications to research in stem cell and cancer.

For prospective students/staff: I am looking for a PhD student (to start in Jan. 2016) who has solid training background in computation (computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical modeling in physics or chemistry, etc.) and a strong interest in life sciences. If you would like to apply, please email me your CV with contacts of two references.

Research Interests

Computational systems biology of cell fate, single-cell analysis, stem cell
Genomics and Epigenomics, Gene regulatory network
Genome Instability, Recombination hotspots
Next-generation sequencing in transcriptome inference
Algorithm design, Scientific data mining and knowledge discovery


B.Eng (Honors) Computer Science, 1996 - 2000, Zhejiang University, China
Ph.D. Computer Science, 2001 - 2006, University of California, Riverside, USA


Biomedical Informatics Graduate Lab, School of Computer Engineering (SCE), NTU
Complexity Institute, NTU
Computational Systems Biology Research Group (COSBY), SCE, NTU
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR



Last updated: 18 May 2015

Jie Zheng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Blk N4-02c-93
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798

Tel: (65)6790-4287
Email: ZhengJie (at) ntu.edu.sg




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