Ping Zhang  —  About


Ping Zhang is a tenured Associate Professor at The Ohio State University (OSU), with joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI). He leads the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIMed) Lab at OSU. He directs the Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health Collaboration Core at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). Prior to Ohio State, he was a researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His research focuses on machine learning, data mining, and their applications to trustworthy AI and computational medicine.

Dr. Zhang has published over 100 papers and filed over 25 patents. He has received NSF CAREER award in 2022, IBM master inventor award in 2018, ESWC best in-use/industrial paper award in 2016, and AMIA Marco Ramoni distinguished paper nomination in 2014. His research has contributed to multiple AI products, including Watson for Drug Discovery, and Watson for Patient Safety. He received BS and MS in Computer Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2004 and 2007, and PhD in Computer Science from Temple University in 2013.

Dr. Zhang has served on the program committees of leading international conferences, including KDD, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, IJCAI and AAAI, and on the editorial boards of BMC Digital Health, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology and Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, AMIA Fellow, and IEEE Senior Member.