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Short Bio

I'm a 5th year PhD student in Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My research interests lie in the fields of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. My current research topic is to investigate statistical issues arising in the analysis of data sets from multiple genome-wide association studies.

I received my B.Eng. degree from Department of Automation, Tsinghua University in 2011. Besides, I completed the program of Fundamental Math and Physics during my undergraduate study. In this program, I took eleven courses in math and physics offered for the students from Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics.


PhD Student in Elctronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST, Jan. 2012 - Present.

B.Eng. in Automation, Tsinghua University, Sep. 2007 - Jul. 2011.



Jiang, W., & Yu, W. (2016). Power estimation and sample size determination for replication studies of genome-wide association studies. BMC Genomics, 17 (Suppl 1):3, also presented in the Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2016), San Francisco, USA (Oral Presentation). [Paper][Code][Slides][Poster][Award 2, 3]

Yang, G., Jiang, W., Yang, Q., & Yu, W. (2015). PBOOST: a GPU-based tool for parallel permutation tests in genome-wide association studies. Bioinformatics, 31(9), 1460-1462. [Paper][Code]

Chen, Y., Hao, J., Jiang, W., He, T, Zhang, X., Jiang, T., & Jiang, R. (2013). Identifying potential cancer driver genes by genomic data integration. Scientific Reports, 3. [Paper]

Zhang, H., Jiang, W., Zhou, J., Chen, Z., & Li, J. (2011). M3FEC: Joint Multiple Description Coding and Forward Error Correction for Interactive Multimedia in Multiple Path Transmission. Tsinghua Science and Technology 16(3), 320-331. [Paper][Award 1]

Manuscripts under Review

Jiang, W., Xue, J.-H., & Yu, W. (under review). Estimating reproducibility in genome-wide association studies. arXiv preprint arXiv:1508.06715. [Manuscript][Slides][Poster]

Working and Intern Experience

Sep. 2011-Dec. 2011, Bioinformatics Division, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University
Research Assistant.

Oct. 2010-Dec. 2010, Sametime Group, IBM China Development Center, Beijing
Software Programmer, Part-time Student Intern.

Sep. 2010-Dec. 2010, Beijing Mozilla Online Ltd.
Add-on Developer, Part-time Student Intern.

Sep. 2009-Jun. 2010, SINA Web College, SINA COM Technology (China) Co. Ltd.
Trained in PHP Programming Program.


32016  Best Paper Award, The Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC2016), South San Francisco, US

22016  UGC Research Travel Grant (2015-16) at HKUST

12009  2nd prize, Excellent Students Research Training (SRT) Project at Tsinghua University

2008  3rd prize, 1st Mozilla Cup National Firefox Campus Edition Design Contest

2006  1st prize, National High School Mathematics Competition (Provincial Division)

2006  2nd prize, National High School Physics Competition (Provincial Division)

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