Dr. Erich S. Huang is the Director of Duke Forge, Director of Duke Crucible, and Assistant Dean for Biomedical Informatics for Duke University School of Medicine. He was the first faculty recruit to a new initiative and new Division at Duke in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics. Dr. Huang served as Principal Investigator on an NIH-funded project under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) RFAs, and also served as faculty lead for informatics on the Google Life Sciences-funded Baseline Study. He is also currently leading a Duke University School of Medicine-wide initiative for a Data Service for biomedical researchers, as well as projects on applied machine learning, user interfaces, and visualization of surgical outcomes (Clinical & Analytic Learning Platform for Surgical Outcomes, CALYPSO) and a chronic kidney disease “early warning” system.
His overarching aim is to create a Data Science culture and infrastructure for biomedical and healthcare research.