Gang Luo

  Biographical Sketch
Gang received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.China, in June 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science minor in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in June 2004. In collaboration with many researchers worldwide, he founded the International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI) in 2010. He was a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson research center between July 2004 and August 2012. Gang is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah.

Gang organizes HealthInformaticsWorld, an open email list on health informatics for distributing related conference, journal, book, grant, software, and job information. Anybody with interest can subscribe to it by sending an email to HealthInformaticsWorld+subscribe@googlegroups.com.
  Research Interests
Gang's research interests include health informatics (system building and data analysis), information retrieval, database, natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, and brain-computer interface. He invented the questionnaire-guided intelligent medical search engine iMed, intelligent personal health record, and SQL and compiler progress indicators.
  Publications
Intelligent Personal Health Record and Questionnaire-Guided Intelligent Medical Search Engine

  • G. Luo, S.B. Thomas, and C. Tang. Intelligent Personal Health Record. [pdf] (invited) In Arvin Agah (Ed.), Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 2013, pp. 397-405.

  • G. Luo. Open Issues in Intelligent Personal Health Record - An Updated Status Report for 2012. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 37, No. 3, Jun. 2013, pp. 1-29.

  • G. Luo. A Roadmap for Designing a Personalized Search Tool for Individual Healthcare Providers. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 38, No. 2, Feb. 2014, pp. 1-19.

  • G. Luo. Triggers and Monitoring in Intelligent Personal Health Record. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 36, No. 5, Oct. 2012, pp. 2993-3009.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, and S.B. Thomas. Intelligent Personal Health Record: Experience and Open Issues. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 36, No. 4, Aug. 2012, pp. 2111-2128. (This is an extension of the IHI'10 paper.)

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, and S.B. Thomas. Intelligent Personal Health Record: Experience and Open Issues. [pdf] Proc. 2010 ACM Int. Health Informatics Symposium (IHI'10), Arlington, VA, Nov. 2010, pp. 326-335.

  • G. Luo, S.B. Thomas, and C. Tang. Automatic Home Medical Product Recommendation. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 36, No. 2, Apr. 2012, pp. 383-398.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang. On Iterative Intelligent Medical Search. [pdf] Proc. 2008 Int. ACM SIGIR Conf. on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'08), Singapore, July 2008, pp. 3-10.

  • G. Luo. Design and Evaluation of the iMed Intelligent Medical Search Engine. [pdf] Proc. 2009 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'09), industry session, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2009, pp. 1379-1390.

  • G. Luo. Intelligent Output Interface for Intelligent Medical Search Engine. [pdf] Proc. 2008 AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI'08), Chicago, IL, July 2008, pp. 1201-1206.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang. Challenging Issues in Iterative Intelligent Medical Search. [pdf] Proc. 2008 Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'08), poster presentation, Tampa, FL, Dec. 2008, pp. 1-4.

  • G. Luo. Lessons Learned from Building the iMed Intelligent Medical Search Engine. [pdf] Proc. 2009 Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), poster presentation, Minneapolis, MN, Sep. 2009, pp. 5138-5142.

  • G. Luo, S.B. Thomas, and C. Tang. Intelligent Consumer-Centric Electronic Medical Record. [pdf] Proc. 2009 Int. Conf. of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE'09), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sep. 2009, pp. 120-124.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang. Automatic Home Nursing Activity Recommendation. [pdf] Proc. 2009 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA'09), San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2009, pp. 401-405.

  • G. Luo. Navigation Interface for Recommending Home Medical Products. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 36, No. 2, Apr. 2012, pp. 699-705.

  • G. Luo. On Search Guide Phrase Compilation for Recommending Home Medical Products. [pdf] Proc. 2010 Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), poster presentation, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep. 2010, pp. 2167-2171.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, H. Yang, and X. Wei. MedSearch: A Specialized Search Engine for Medical Information Retrieval. [pdf] Proc. 2008 ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'08), industry session, Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 143-152.

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, H. Yang, and X. Wei. MedSearch: A Specialized Search Engine for Medical Information. [pdf] Poster at 2007 Int. World Wide Web Conf. (WWW'07), Banff, Canada, May 2007, pp. 1175-1176. Full version [pdf]

  • EEG Brain Wave Analysis and Brain-Computer Interface

  • G. Luo, W. Min. Distance-Constrained Orthogonal Latin Squares for Brain-Computer Interface. [pdf] Journal of Medical Systems (JMS), Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb. 2012, pp. 159-166.

  • G. Luo, W. Min. Subject-Adaptive Real-Time Sleep Stage Classification Based on Conditional Random Field. [pdf] Proc. 2007 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA'07), Chicago, IL, Nov. 2007, pp. 488-492. Full version available as IBM research report RC24302 [pdf]

  • W. Min, G. Luo. Medical Applications of EEG Wave Classification. [pdf] Chance (invited), Vol. 22, No. 4, Dec. 2009, pp. 14-20.

  • Health Informatics - Machine Learning

  • G. Luo, F.L. Nkoy, P.H. Gesteland, T.S. Glasgow, and B.L. Stone. A Systematic Review of Predictive Modeling for Bronchiolitis. [pdf] International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI), Vol. 83, No. 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 691-714.

  • Relationship Queries

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, and Y. Tian. Answering Relationship Queries on the Web. [pdf] Proc. 2007 Int. World Wide Web Conf. (WWW'07), Banff, Canada, May 2007, pp. 561-570.

  • SQL and Compiler Progress Indicators

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Toward a Progress Indicator for Database Queries. [pdf] Proc. 2004 ACM-SIGMOD Int. Conf. on Management of Data (SIGMOD'04), Paris, France, June 2004, pp. 791-802.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Increasing the Accuracy and Coverage of SQL Progress Indicators. [pdf] Proc. 2005 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'05), Tokyo, Japan, Apr. 2005, pp. 853-864.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, and P.S. Yu. Multi-query SQL Progress Indicators. [pdf] Proc. 2006 Int. Conf. on Extending Database Technology (EDBT'06), Munich, Germany, Mar. 2006, pp. 921-941.

  • G. Luo, T. Chen, and H. Yu. Toward a Progress Indicator for Program Compilation. [pdf] Software: Practice and Experience (SPE), Vol. 37, No. 9, July 2007, pp. 909-933.

  • New Event Detection

  • G. Luo, C. Tang, and P.S. Yu. Resource-Adaptive Real-Time New Event Detection. [pdf] Proc. 2007 ACM-SIGMOD Int. Conf. on Management of Data (SIGMOD'07), Beijing, China, June 2007, pp. 497-508.

  • G. Luo, R. Yan, and P.S. Yu. Real-Time New Event Detection for Video Streams. [pdf] Proc. 2008 ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'08), Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 379-388.

  • Database - Concurrency Control, Materialized Views, Stream Processing, Workload Management, and Non-blocking Query Processing

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Locking Protocols for Materialized Aggregate Join Views. [pdf] IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering (TKDE), Vol. 17, No. 6, June 2005, pp. 796-807. (This is an extension of the VLDB'03 paper.) Full version available as IBM research report RC24088 [pdf]

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Locking Protocols for Materialized Aggregate Join Views. [pdf] Proc. 2003 Int. Conf. on Very Large Databases (VLDB'03), Berlin, Germany, Sep. 2003, pp. 596-607. Full version [pdf]

  • G. Luo. V Locking Protocol for Materialized Aggregate Join Views on B-tree Indices. [pdf] Proc. 2010 Int. Conf. on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM'10), Jiuzhaigou, China, July 2010, pp. 768-780. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6184.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. A Comparison of Three Methods for Join View Maintenance in Parallel RDBMS. [pdf] Proc. 2003 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'03), Bangalore, India, Mar. 2003, pp. 177-188.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Auxiliary Relations for Join View Maintenance in Parallel RDBMS. [pdf] Poster at 2002 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'02), San Jose, CA, Feb. 2002. An extended version of this paper appears at ICDE'03.

  • G. Luo. Techniques for Operational Data Warehousing. [pdf] Ph.D. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2004.

  • G. Luo, C.J. Ellmann, P.J. Haas, and J.F. Naughton. A Scalable Hash Ripple Join Algorithm. Proc. 2002 ACM-SIGMOD Int. Conf. on Management of Data (SIGMOD'02), Madison, WI, June 2002, pp. 252-262. [pdf]

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, and C.J. Ellmann. A Non-blocking Parallel Spatial Join Algorithm. Proc. 2002 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'02), San Jose, CA, Feb. 2002, pp. 697-705. [pdf]

  • G. Luo. Efficient Detection of Empty Result Queries. [pdf] Proc. 2006 Int. Conf. on Very Large Databases (VLDB'06), Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2006, pp. 1015-1025.

  • G. Luo. Partial Materialized Views. [pdf] Proc. 2007 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'07), Istanbul, Turkey, Apr. 2007, pp. 756-765. Full version available as IBM research report RC24089 [pdf]

  • G. Luo, K. Wu, and P.S. Yu. Answering Linear Optimization Queries with an Approximate Stream Index. [pdf] Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Vol. 20, No. 1, 2009, pp. 95-121. (This is an extension of the ICDE'07 short paper.)

  • G. Luo, K. Wu, and P.S. Yu. SAO: A Stream Index for Answering Linear Optimization Queries. [pdf] Proc. 2007 Int. Conf. on Data Engineering (ICDE'07), short paper, Istanbul, Turkey, Apr. 2007, pp. 1302-1306. Full version [pdf]

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Transaction Reordering. [pdf] Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE, invited), Vol. 69, No. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 29-49.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Transaction Reordering with Application to Synchronized Scans. [pdf] ACM Eleventh Int. Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP'08), Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 17-23.

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Transaction Reordering with Application to Synchronized Scans. [pdf] Poster at 2008 ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'08), Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 1335-1336. Full version [pdf]

  • G. Luo, J.F. Naughton, C.J. Ellmann, and M.W. Watzke. Transaction Reordering and Grouping for Continuous Data Loading. [pdf] First International Workshop on Business Intelligence for the Real Time Enterprise (BIRTE'06), Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2006, pp. 34-49. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4365. Full version available as IBM research report RC24087 [pdf]

  • G. Luo, P.S. Yu. Content-Based Filtering for Efficient Online Materialized View Maintenance. [pdf] Proc. 2008 ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'08), Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 163-172.

  • K. Wu, P.S. Yu, B. Gedik, K.W. Hildrum, C.C. Aggarwal, E. Bouillet, W. Fan, D.A. George, X. Gu, G. Luo, and H. Wang. Challenges and Experience in Prototyping a Multi-Modal Stream Analytic and Monitoring Application on System S. [pdf] Proc. 2007 Int. Conf. on Very Large Databases (VLDB'07), industry session, Vienna, Austria, Sep. 2007, pp. 1185-1196.

  • Miscellaneous

  • G. Luo, V.K. Chaudhri. Implementing OKBC Knowledge Model Using Object Relational Capabilities of Oracle 8. Technical report. [pdf]

  • G. Luo, H. Andrade. Rationale for the ACM International Health Informatics Symposium. [pdf] Proc. 2010 ACM Int. Health Informatics Symposium (IHI'10), Arlington, VA, Nov. 2010.

  • D.M. Sow, M.J. Schmidt, D.J. Albers, A. Beygelzimer, A. Biem, G. Luo, and D. Turaga. Developing and Deploying Clinical Models for the Early Detection of Clinical Complications in Neurological Intensive Care Units. [pdf] Poster at 2011 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI), San Francisco, CA, Mar. 2011, pp. 122.

  • G. Luo, J. Liu, and C.C. Yang. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI'12). ACM Press, 2012.

  • U.V. Catalyurek, G. Luo, H. Andrade, and N.R. Smalheiser. Proceedings of the 2010 ACM International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI'10). ACM Press, 2010.
  •   Patents
    Gang developed twenty-six patents as a byproduct of his research.

    Last updated on August 1, 2014


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