38873-Cao, Sha

Sha Cao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Health Data Science

Phone 3172742602
HITS 3073
410 West 10th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Key Publications

  1. Wan C, Dang P, Zhao T, Zang Y, Zhang C, Cao S. "Bias Aware Probabilistic Boolean Matrix Factorization." In The 38th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). 2022.
  2. Chang W, Dang P, Wan C, Lu X, Fang Y, Zhao T, Zang Y, Li B, Zhang C, Cao S. Spatially and Robustly Hybrid Mixture Regression Model for Inference of Spatial Dependence. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2021, pp. 31-40, doi: 10.1109/ICDM51629.2021.00013.
  3. Zhou J, Lu X, Chang W, Wan C, Lu X, Zhang C, and Cao S. "PLUS: Predicting cancer metastasis potential based on positive and unlabeled learning." PLoS computational biology 18, no. 3 (2022): e1009956.
  4. Alghamdi N, Chang W, Dang P, Lu X, Wan C, Gampala S, Huang Z, Wang J, Ma Q, Zang Y, Fishel M, Cao S, Zhang C. A graph neural network model to estimate cell-wise metabolic flux using single cell RNA-seq data. Genome Res. 2021;gr.271205.120. doi:10.1101/gr.271205.120
  5. Chang W, Wan C, Zang Y, Zhang C, Cao S. Supervised clustering of high dimensional data using regularized mixture modeling. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2021 Jul;22(4):bbaa291.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Health Data Science
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Informatics & Computing
  • Education
    2017 PhD University of Georgia
    2011 BS Beijing Normal University
  • Research

    My research revolves around methodological development in omics data modeling, and I am interested in: 1) designing novel statistical learning tools for integration of multiple heterogeneous sources and/or types of biomedical data, such as bulk, single cell and spatial -omics data; 2) detecting the latent structures of high dimensional biomedical data; 3) studying the tissue microenvironment and interactions of its cell components.

  • Awards
    Org: National Science Foundation
    Desc: CAREER award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2022-04-20
    Org: University of Georgia
    Desc: Grimes Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Natural Sciences,
    Scope: University
    Date: 2015-11-01

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