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Yi Hsiao
Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

About Me

I am a bioinformatics enthusiast.
My research interests span over the fields of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Cheminformatics, and Machine Learning.
In particular, I am interested in using computational techniques to help cancer patients, multi-omics study of cancer, and development of anti-cancer drugs.
In my leisure time, I am a open-source contributor. You can check my contributions through github profile and profile.
I also maintain a facebook fan page BCInformatics to share news and my opinions related to my research interests.


2019/12/15 - I was selected into the Passion Worker 2020, which is a brochure published annually by the Career Center, Office of Student Affairs, National Taiwan University. Check my interview here.

2019/12/10 - My Awesome Cheminformatics project now receives more than 80 stars on GitHub.



Dec. 2017 - Present
Package on PyPI
Github Repo
A Python package used for processing GFF3 format, including functionalities to detect GFF3 format errors, fix GFF3 format errors, sort a GFF3 file, merge GFF3 files, and generate biological sequences from a GFF3 file.

Genomics Workspace

Aug. 2017 - Present
Website Python
Github Repo
A Django website project provides common sequence search tools including BLAST, HMMER and Clustal. It's also used in website of i5k workspace at NAL.

Awesome Cheminformatics

Nov. 2016 - Present
Github Repo
A curated list of Cheminformatics libraries and software.

ViRGo: Variant Report Generator

Jan. 2018 - Present
Website Data Visualization
Github Repo
A data visualization product created in NCBI Hackathon on Jan, 2018.

Retrieve MOOC courses

Mar. 2017
Class Project Website Python
Kuan Wen Wang, Tung Yen Chuang, Peter Zhou
A information retrieval system that let users search Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) lectures by concepts they want to learn.

CCH Lab Website

Aug. 2016
The lab website of Cheng-Chih Hsu (CCH)'s lab.

Predcit MOOC Dropout

Oct. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Class Project Python MATLAB
Tzu-Ming Harry Hsu, Li-Yuan Liu
Github Repo
Using data from a MOOC platform, which contains information of many courses and students to predict whether a student will drop a course that she/he enrolled in.

CMDM Lab Website

Jan. 2016 - Present
Lu-Chi Liu, Yu-Yen Cheng
The lab website of Computational Molecular Design and Metabolomics (CMDM) lab.

Skin Guardian

Jan. 2014 - Oct. 2014
Competition Synthetic Biology MATLAB
NTU-Taida Team
A Synthetic Biology project of iGEM competition.

Work Experience

Bioinformatist Intern, Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019
i5k workspace@NAL, USDA, MD, USA
Bioinformatist Intern, Oct. 2017 - Oct. 2018
Check my summary report of internship here.
Teaching Assistant (Python Programming), Oct. 2016 - June. 2017
Dorm Network Administrator, Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017
Meridigen, Taipei, Taiwan
Biomedical Data Analyst and Software Engineer, Jan. 2016 - Jul. 2016
MediaTek, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Multimedia Algorithm Engineer, Jul. 2015 - Dec. 2015
Check my internship testimonial here.
LASOCARE, Taipei, Taiwan
Biomaterial Engineer, Jan. 2013 - Jul. 2013


National Taiwan University
M.S. in Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, Sep. 2015 - Jan. 2019
B.S. in Department of Chemistry (Dual Degrees), Sep. 2013 - Jun. 2015
B.S. in Department of Electrical Engineering, Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2015
Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School
H.S. in Math and Science Gifted Program, Sep. 2008 - Jun. 2011


- 2017/12/18 Slides of my internship experience at National Agricultural Library (shared at Taipei Bioinformatics Omnibus)
- 2017/06 Transcript of my speech at graduation ceremony of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NTU
- 2017/01/11 Slides of Cheminformatics final project presentation based on Automatic Chemical Design Using a Data-Driven Continuous Representation of Molecules which was a preprint paper at that time
- 2016 Introduction to Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics (shared at 2016 EEexpl0re Day)