Shankai received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong (4th in QS World University Ranking aged under 50 and 5th in Times University Ranking aged under 50) under the supervision of Dr. WONG Ka-Chun. After that, he was awarded the fellowship of NIH and work as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Zhiyong Lu’s BioNLP Lab at NCBI/NLM/NIH. He has published papers with interesting topics on top journals (e.g. Bioinformatics, JBI and JBHI), demonstrating his solid research skills. His research is mainly about applied machine learning in biomedical fields. He is skilled in designing and coding machine/deep learning models with high efficiency. He employed AI technology in biomedical and healthcare fields to facilitate knowledge discovery in these research communities.

Before the Ph.D. study, Shankai obtained his BEng and MEng degrees in School of Software Engineering at South China University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Zhang Pingjian. He has been an intern in Department of Open Platform at Taobao, Inc. He has also studied at King’s College London as a visiting student in Dr. Kathleen Steinhöfel’s Lab, cooperating with Dr. Mariam Molokhia and Dr. Paul Bates at Francis Crick Institute in the project about liver toxicity of adverse drug reaction.