Yu-Chen Cheng

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Yu-Chen received his MD at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan. Since he had a longstanding interest in mathematics and mechanistic modeling in medicine, he then studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle and obtained his PhD under the guidance of Dr. Hong Qian. His PhD research focused on the theory of random perturbations of dynamical systems and statistical ensemble theory with applications of biology and biophysics. Yu-Chen was awarded The Boeing Fellowship for his PhD study and he received the Boeing Outstanding Research Award. With his MD and applied mathematics PhD background, his current interests involve applying the theories of dynamical systems and stochastic processes to cancer modeling research at DFCI.

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Information
Name: Yu-Chen Cheng
Nationality: Taiwanese
Address: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, CLS Building, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
Email address: yuchen [at] ds.dfci.harvard.edu
2003 – 2010 Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 – 2014 Master of Science, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
2015 – 2021 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Scientific Career
2009 – 2010 Medical Internship, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 – 2021 Teaching Assistant, Applied Mathematics (PhD-level courses), University of Washington
2021 – present Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute