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Raymond Ng



Dr. Raymond Ng is the director of the UBC Data Science Institute, the Canada Research Chair in data science and analytics, and a professor in Computer Science. Dr. Ng’s main research area for the past two decades is on data mining, with a specific focus on health informatics and text mining. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications on data clustering, outlier detection, classification, health informatics and text mining. He is the recipient of two best paper awards – from the 2001 ACM SIGKDD conference, the premier data mining conference in the world, and the 2005 ACM SIGMOD conference, one of the top database conferences worldwide. For the past decade, he has co-led several large-scale genomic projects funded by Genome Canada, Genome BC and industrial collaborators. Since the inception of the PROOF Centre of Excellence, which focuses on biomarker development for end-stage organ failures, he has held the position of the Chief Informatics Officer of the Centre.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • MMath, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • BSc, Computer Science, University of British Columbia

Area of Interest

  • health informatics
  • genomics
  • text mining
  • data science
  • machine learning

Team Members

  • Feng Xu, postdoctoral fellow

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