Bian, Jiang

2015-03-17_Jiang_Bian_Portrait-6801Assistant Professor
Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics

(352) 273-8878

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2004 Mowry Road, Suite 3228
PO Box 100219
Gainesville, FL 32610-0219


  • Ph.D., Integrated Computing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • B.S., Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Professional Biography

The increasing complexity of today’s medical research requires more than traditional, single point-of-view approaches. In particular, (big-)data-driven approaches, which aim to reveal patterns in massive heterogeneous datasets and make clinically relevant predictions, are becoming increasingly common in translational research. Dr. Bian has a diverse yet strong multi-disciplinary background and extensive research experience in data analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, network science, distributed computing systems and software engineering. Here at the University of Florida, Bian will focus on various aspects of Biomedical Informatics research, particularly in: 1) network science — understanding the structure and function of physical, biological, and social networks and how this structure and function relates to health and health care; 2) data-driven medicine — applications of machine learning and data mining techniques in biomedical research especially on solving big data problems; and 3) designing and developing tools and systems using informatics principles and techniques to support clinical research activities.


  • Biomedical informatics
  • Network science
  • Big data analytics
  • Social media
  • Security and privacy
  • Software engineering


  • Bian J., Xie M., Hudson TJ., Eswaran H., Brochhausen M., Hanna J., Hogan WR. CollaborationViz: Interactive visual exploration of biomedical research collaboration networks. PLoS One. 2014;9(11):e111928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111928 [PMCID: PMC4236011 ]
  • Bian J., Xie M., Hogan WR., Hutchins L., Topaloglu U., Lane C., Wells T. CLARA: an integrated clinical research administration system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(e2):e369-73. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002616 [PMCID: PMC4173184]
  • Bian J., Xie M., Topaloglu U., Hudson T., Eswaran H., Hogan WR. Social network analysis of biomedical research collaboration networks in a CTSA institution. J Biomed Inform. 2014;52:130-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.01.015 [PMCID: PMC4136998]
  • Zhao Y., Yoshigoe K., Xie M., Zhou S., Seker R., Bian J.* Evaluation and Analysis of Distributed Big Data Processing Frameworks, Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility – Special Issue on Big Data Theory and Practice. 2014; 3(3):289-316. doi: 10.13052/jcsm2245-1439.333.
  • Bian J., Seker R. The Jigsaw secure distributed file system. Computers & Electrical Engineering. 2013;39(4):1142-1152. doi: 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2013.01.018



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Courses Taught

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Semantic Web Technology – Using Semantic Web Technology in Biomedical Research