Hui Yang

Dr. Yang
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Data Mining, Text Mining and Information Extraction with a Current Focus in Biomedical Application, Protein Structure Analysis

Contact Information

(415) 338-2221

Office Information: 

Thorton Hall
Room Number: 
Office Hours: 
Wednesday: 10:35-11:35
Thursday: 12:25-13:25
Wednesday hours are online using ZOOM
Advising Hours: 
Tuesday: 12:30-13:30
Advising hours are Appointment Only

Recent Projects


  1. "Structuring unstructured clinical narratives in OpenMRS with medical concept extraction," Ryan M. Eshleman*, Hui Yang and Barry Levine. In the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM2015) (industrial track). November 2015, Washington DC.
  2. "Hey, #311, come clean my street!" A spatio-temporal sentiment analysis of Twitter data and 311 Civil Complaints", Ryan M. Eshleman* and Hui Yang. In the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Computing and Networking (SocialCom 2014), December 2014, Sydney, Australia.
  3. Towards human-computer synergetic analysis of large-scale biological data, Rahul Singh, Hui Yang, Ben Dalziel*, Daniel Asarnow, William Murad*, David Foote, Matthew Gormley, Jonathan Stillman and Susan Fisher, BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14(Suppl 14):S10. Published: October 9, 2013
  4. Analytic Feature Selection for Support Vector Machines, Carly Stambaugh*, Hui Yang, and Felix Breuer, in the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, July 2013, New York


  1. Collaborative research project with IBM Almaden on annotating and extracting entities and relationships in biomedical articles. January 2013-February 2014. Budget: $20,000. 
  2. Collaborative research project with Genentech on curating bio-entities and software testing and quality assessment. October 2011—June 2012. Budget: $10,000.


Dr. Yang Website