After gaining her BEng degree in biomedical engineering at Peking University, China, Yanting undertook a research placement at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. She joined the Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation in 2014, as a member of Trinity College.
Yanting's research focuses on the use of "big data" machine learning techniques for improving our understanding of risk factors in cardiovascular disease, within the framework of the China Kadoorie Biobank programme. This very large collaborative programme involves over 6 million health records from the Chinese population, including clinical, sensor, and genomic data.
Yangting's novel contributions to the China Kadoorie Biobank programme include deep learning architectures that automatically configure their architecture, with exemplar applications in classifying cardiac (ECG) time-series data.
Yanting has clinical co-supervisors Prof. Zhengming Chen and Prof. Robert Clarke of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, and is co-supervised by Dr. Tingting Zhu.