William Hsu Phd


Assistant Professor

Department of Radiological Sciences

924 Westwood Blvd, Ste 420
310 – 794 – 3536


  • BS, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

Research Interests

Biomedical research has entered the era of big data characterized by enormous quantities of information being acquired through high-throughput gene sequencing, advanced imaging technology, biosensors, and electronic health records. A pressing challenge in today’s healthcare environment is matching the increased capacity to generate data with a comparable ability to analyze, understand, and apply this information. My work focuses on developing the tools and representations needed to integrate and reason on evidence from heterogeneous data sources for knowledge discovery and precision medicine. My efforts are motivated by three specific aims: 1) creation of observational databases that structure, standardize, and precisely capture the “context” surrounding clinical observations; 2) establishment of methodologies for transforming the data and context into predictive models that can be adapted to other institutions; and 3) development of visualizations and applications that assist clinical users with interpreting available evidence.


Recent Papers

Dr. Hsu’s published manuscripts can be found @PubMed and @Google Scholar.