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Chunlei Tang, Ph.D.

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Sa, Shixuan Best Student Paper, the 29th National Database Conference of China
IEEE Senior Member
Partners in Excellence - Team Award
Partners in Excellence - Team Award
One of 2017 Top 15 Best Papers in Cancer Informatics, the 2018 IMIA Yearbook
IEEE BIBM Student Travel Award, the US National Science Foundation
Partners in Excellence - Team Award

Dr. Tang, an author of The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data (Wiley; 2016) and Data Capital: How Data is Reinventing Capital for Globalization (Springer; 2021), is a recognized advocate for the Data Economy. She is a member of the ACM-W leadership team as Treasurer Co-Chair. Tang also serves as the Founder President of the Harvard Data Entrepreneurship Club.

Tang’s work begins with an innovative data-mining method built upon her doctoral work and is applicable to various fields (e.g., finance, economics, insurance, bioinformatics, and sociology). She then endeavored to better match data products with their marketing capabilities by tackling business innovation. Inspired by business, she implemented a theoretical innovation for Data Science. She proposed the (now-mainstream) definition of the “data industry” (in 2013) and "data capital" (in 2016), stating that the data industry aims to bridge the gap between data science and economics. Her current focus is on applying innovation in healthcare, and she believes precision medicine is an application of the data economy.

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  1. 2019A010169 (Dykes, Patricia C.) Jul 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2021
    The CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutes Incorporated
    ADVANCE: From Sepsis Prognosis Prediction to Tailored Clinical Practice: A Deep Learning Approach
    Role Description: Our strategy is to build a sepsis prognosis prediction algorithm by combining knowledge of sepsis prognosis learned from electronic health record data and clinician’s perspective. Based on the developed algorithm, we will develop a CDS specification that can be implemented in any EHR system, specifically in critical and acute care settings. This will improve sepsis management for hospitalized patients.
    Role: Key personnel

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  1. Zhu X, Plasek JM, Tang C, Al-Assad W, Zhang Z, Xiong Y, Wang L, Yerneni S, Ortega C, Kang MJ, Zhou L, Bates DW, Dykes PC. Embedding, aligning and reconstructing clinical notes to explore sepsis. BMC Res Notes. 2021 Apr 14; 14(1):136. PMID: 33853664.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Tang C. Data Capital: How Data is Reinventing Capital for Globalization. Springer; 1st ed. 2021 Edition (February 1, 2021). 2021; 391 pages. View Publication.
  3. Tang C, Plasek JM, Shi X, Wan M, Zhang H, Kang MJ, Wang L, Dulgarian SM, Xiong Y, Ma J, Bates DW, Zhou L. Estimating Time to Progression of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Tolerance. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2021 01; 25(1):175-180. PMID: 32386167.
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  4. Tang C, Plasek JM, Zhu Y, Huang Y. Data sovereigns for the world economy. Humanit Soc Sci Commun. 2020; (7):184. View Publication.
  5. Shi D, Tang C, Blackley SV, Wang L, Yang J, He Y, Bennett SI, Xiong Y, Shi X, Zhou L, Bates DW. An annotated dataset of tongue images supporting geriatric disease diagnosis. Data Brief. 2020 Oct; 32:106153. PMID: 32904258.
    Citations: 1     
  6. Plasek JM, Tang C, Zhu Y, Huang Y, Bates DW. Following data as it crosses borders during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 07 01; 27(7):1139-1141. PMID: 32311047.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  7. Tang C, Plasek JM, Xiong Y, Zhang Z, Bates DW, Zhou L. A Clustering Algorithm Based on Document Embedding to Identify Clinical Note Templates. Ann. Data. Sci. 2020. View Publication.
  8. Xiong Y, Guo M, Ruan L, Kong X, Tang C, Zhu Y, Wang W. Heterogeneous network embedding enabling accurate disease association predictions. BMC Med Genomics. 2019 12 23; 12(Suppl 10):186. PMID: 31865913.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Tang C, Plasek JM, Zhang H, Kang MJ, Sheng H, Xiong Y, Bates DW, Zhou L. A temporal visualization of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease progression using deep learning and unstructured clinical notes. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 12 17; 19(Suppl 8):258. PMID: 31842874.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Zhang Z, Tang C, Plasek JM, Xiong Y, Kang M, Dykes PC, Bates DW, Zhou L. Data Reconstruction Based on Temporal Expressions in Clinical Notes. Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), IEEE International Conference on. 2019; 1004-1008. View Publication.
  11. Tang C, Zhu Y, Blackley S, Plasek J, Wan M, Zhou L, Ma J, Bates D. Visualizing Literature Review Theme Evolution on Timeline Maps: Comparison Across Disciplines. IEEE ACCESS. 2019; 7:90597-90607. View Publication.
  12. Tang C, Sun H, Xiong Y, Yang J, Vitale C, Ruan L, Ai A, Yu G, Ma J, Bates D. Medication Use for Childhood Pneumonia at a Children's Hospital in Shanghai, China: Analysis of Pattern Mining Algorithms. JMIR Med Inform. 2019 Mar 22; 7(1):e12577. PMID: 30900998.
  13. Tang C, Plasek J, Zhang H, Xiong Y, Bates D, Zhou L (NSF Student Travel Award). A Deep Learning Approach to Handling Temporal Variation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Progression. Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), IEEE International Conference on. 2018; 502-509. View Publication.
  14. Tang C, Plasek JM, Bates DW. Rethinking Data Sharing at the Dawn of a Health Data Economy: A Viewpoint. J Med Internet Res. 2018 11 22; 20(11):e11519. PMID: 30467103.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Tang C. Health Big Data Resources. Big Data Resources. Zhu, Yangyong (editor). Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers. 2017. View Publication.
  16. Tang C, Zhang H, Lai H, She Y, Xiong Y, Zhou L. Developing a Regional Classifier to Track Patient Needs in Medical Literature Using Spiral Timelines on a Geographical Map. Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), IEEE International Conference on. 2017; 864-869. View Publication.
  17. Tang C, Zhou L, Plasek J, Rozenblum R, Bates D. Comment Topic Evolution on a Cancer Institution's Facebook Page. Appl Clin Inform. 2017 Aug 23; 8(3):854-865. PMID: 28832069.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Tang C. The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data. John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (June 2, 2016). 2016; 216 pages. View Publication.
  19. Tang C, Dong J (Sa, Shixuan Best Student Paper Award). Similarity Query of Time Series Sub-Sequences Based on LSH. Jisuanji Xuebao (Chinese Journal of Computers). 2012; 11(35):2228-2236. View Publication.
  20. Yu XJ, Fang F, Tang CL, Yao L, Yu L, Yu L. dbHCCvar: a comprehensive database of human genetic variations in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hum Mutat. 2011 Dec; 32(12):E2308-16. PMID: 21936021.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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