Fan Zhang

PhD Candidate
Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Address: 60 Prescott St, Worcester, MA 01605
Email: fzhang [at] wpi.edu
Google scholar profile
fzhang code on github


Published Papers
  1. Fan Zhang and Flaherty, P. (2016). Review on rare genetic variant detection methods on cell-free DNA next-generation sequencing data. Nucleic Acids Research. (Manuscript in preparation).

  2. Fan Zhang, Wang C., Trapp, A., and Flaherty, P. A global optimization algorithm for sparse mixed membership matrix factorization. Under review by The 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). arXiv:1610.06145, 2016.

  3. Fan Zhang and Patrick Flaherty. Variational inference for rare variant detection in deep, heterogeneous next-generation sequencing data. Under review by BMC Bioinformatics.arXiv:1604.04280, 2016.

  4. Yuting He, Fan Zhang, and Patrick Flaherty. RVD2: An ultra-sensitive variant detection model for low-depth heterogeneous next-generation sequencing data. Bioinformatics: btv275, 2015.
  5. Fan Zhang, Shixiong Chen, Haoshi Zhang, Xiufeng Zhang, and Guanglin Li. Bioelectric Signal Detrending Using Smoothness Prior Approach. Medical Engineering & Physics 36(8): 1007-1013, 2014.

  6. Yanchun Liang, Fan Zhang, Junxin Wang, Joshi T, Yan Wang, and Dong Xu. Prediction of Drought-Resistant Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana Using SVM-RFE. PloS One 6(7): e21750, 2011.
  7. Yanjuan Geng, Fan Zhang, Lin Yang, Yuan-Ting Zhang, and Guanglin Li. Reduction of the Effect of Arm Position Variation on Real-Time Performance of Motion Classification.The 34th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC). San Diego, 2772-2775, 2012

  8. Juexing Wang, Fan Zhang, Yan Wang, Dong Xu, and Yanchun Liang. Salt tolerance genes selection in Oryza Sativa using SVMRFE based on Microarray. The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB). New Orleans, 30-35, 2011.


Poster Presentation
  • Fan Zhang, Chuangqi Wang, Andrew Trapp, Patrick Flaherty. A global optimization algorithm for sparse mixed membership matrix factorization. Conference of Reproducibility in Personalized Medicine Research. Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, 2016

  • Fan Zhang and Patrick Flaherty. Variant detection model with improved robustness and accuracy for low-depth targeted next-generation sequencing data. The 22th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). Boston, MA, July, 2014.
    Poster of variant detection model in ISMB, 2014
  • Fan Zhang and Patrick Flaherty. Variant detection model with improved robustness and accuracy for low-depth targeted next-generation sequencing data. The 18th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB). Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2014.
    Poster of variant detection model in RECOMB, 2014
  • Fan Zhang and Patrick Flaherty. Variant detection model with improved robustness and accuracy for low-depth targeted next-generation sequencing data. GRAD2014, Worcester Polythechnic Institute. Worcester, MA, March, 2014.

Computer Software Copyrights
  • NO. 0365695. - Fan Zhang, Yan Wang, and Yanchun Liang. Feature gene selection software based on the cross validation using SVM-RFE (in Chinese), the national copyright administration, China, July 15, 2011.
  • NO. 0338731 - Yanchun Liang, Fan Zhang, and Yan Wang. Platform about crops genome annotation and analysis based on Web (in Chinese), the national copyright administration, China, Aug 27, 2011.



Last updated 2016-04-15