Full Name
David Vandijk
Job Title
Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Computer Science
Company
Yale University
Speaker Bio
Dr. David van Dijk is Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Computer Science at Yale University where he leads a research group that focuses on the cutting-edge application of machine learning methods to big biomedical data. His group develops new algorithms for discovering hidden structure, signals, and patterns in complex high-dimensional and high-throughput data, including single-cell RNA sequencing, microbiome, medical imaging, and electronic health records. His research team comprises trainees from diverse backgrounds, including computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, and neuroscience. Dr. van Dijk completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he used machine learning to understand how gene regulation is encoded in DNA sequence. As a postdoc at Columbia and Yale, he developed machine learning methods for single-cell data that are widely used in the biomedical community.
David Vandijk