Cathy H. Wu, Ph.D.
Edward G. Jefferson Chair and Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, University of Delaware
Title: Social Network Analysis: Measuring Impact and Sustainability

Dr. Cathy H. Wu is the Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at University of Delaware. Serving as Delaware-INBRE’s Program Coordinator and Bioinformatics Core Director, she established the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, which fosters multidisciplinary research collaborations, serves as the home of the UD Bioinformatics Master’s and PhD degree programs, and provides cutting-edge bioinformatics infrastructure. She has conducted bioinformatics research for 25 years and is the Director of the Protein Information Resource (PIR), a major bioinformatics resource and a member of the international UniProt Consortium. She is recognized as a “Highly Cited Researcher” (top 1%) by Thomson Reuters, with more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and over 19,500 citations. Her research encompasses computational biology, biological text mining, biological ontology, systems biology and translational bioinformatics for applications ranging from big data analytics to personalized medicine.