Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Computational Informatics Laboratory, and Director of Data Analytics Program at the Catholic University of America (CUA). She joined the faculty of CUA in 2007 after completing her postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Her main research focus is on developing machine learning algorithms and computational methods for processing and analysis of medical images and biomedical data. She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and conferences such as NeuroImage, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, among other entities. Google Scholar reports 3098 total citations and an h-index of 21.
For education and training experience, she has graduated with 4 Ph.D. (3 in Computer Science and 1 in Electrical Engineering) and has 5 Ph.D. students (4 in Computer Science and 1 in Electrical Engineering) currently in her lab. Her educational mission is to train students with algorithmic thinking and proficient programming skills to solve large scale of scientific and engineering problems, and to empower the students to apply their acquired skills and knowledge to applications in medical and health disciplines.