Kun Huang, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Data Science

Kun Huang

Kun Huang, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in bioinformatics and computational pathology, is associate director of data science at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In this role, he provides the vision, strategy, and oversight for integration of data science initiatives within the cancer center.

His research interests lie in translational bioinformatics, computational pathology, medical imaging, computational biology, integrative genomics tools for precision health, computer vision, and machine learning. He is focused on translating informatics tools to improve clinical practice and accelerate scientific discovery.

As an associate director, he serves on the cancer center’s executive committee. He is also a member of the cancer center’s Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics research program.

Huang is assistant dean for data science, Precision Health Initiative Professor of Genomics Data Sciences, and professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine, and he is a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute.

He also is a Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He also serves as a section editor of BMC Medical Genomics.

Before arriving at IU in 2017, Huang held faculty and leadership positions at the Ohio State University.

He earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering and three master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned two bachelor’s degrees in biology and computer science from Tsinghua University in Beijing.