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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang MSc, BASc

DPhil Student


Jenny is a DPhil student at Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford, she completed her BASc in Engineering Physics and MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of British Columbia, where her thesis focused on using computer vision to analyze cancer histology images. Jenny is passionate about designing and implementing computational models for precision medicine and patient care, and has completed multiple internships within this research space. This includes biomarker analysis for depression at the NINET Lab, CRISPR/Cas9 activity analysis at Stanford University, genomic marker analysis for cancer at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and metagenomic analysis for respiratory diseases at Fusion Genomics. While she’s waiting for her models to train, you can find her playing badminton, baking, tinkering, walking around the city, or reading in a café.

Research Interests


Jenny is interested in designing and implementing machine learning and natural language processing models that enable personalized medicine approaches and improve patient care.


Current Projects

Jenny is currently working on developing machine learning models for the rapid detection of COVID-19, using electronic health record data for patients presenting and admitted to the emergency department.

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