Sheng Wang

Assistant Professor
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle
Email: swang [at] cs (dot) washington (dot) edu

I am interested in using NLP methods to solve biomedical problems:

Use text language models to solve biomedical problems. See BioTranslator, an intermediate layer that can translate between text data and bio data, which enables us to apply LMs (e.g., PubMedBERT) to non-text biodata.
Build large-scale pre-trained (language) model for biological data (e.g., Hi-C, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq).

Teaching: CSE599 AI for Drug Discovery (Spring) and AI for Medicine (Fall).


Education and experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University (Jan 2021)
Advisor: Prof. Russ Altman.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2018)
Advisors: Prof. ChengXiang Zhai and Prof. Jian Peng.
Thesis: Leveraging knowledge network for precision cancer therapy.
B.S. in Computer Science, Peking University (May 2013)