Leming Zhou, PhD, DSc

Dr. Leming Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Information Management of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the Department of Bioengineering of the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Zhou earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He received the University Scholarship from the George Washington University, where he earned his Masterís in Computer Science, his PhD in Physics, and his Doctorate in Computer Science. Dr. Zhouís research interests include dynamic systems modeling, large scale data analysis, comparative genomics, algorithms and software development, data mining, and high performance computing.

Dr. Zhou is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (since 2009), the American Health Information Management Association (since 2009), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (since 2007). Dr. Zhou serves as a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation, a book reviewer for Wiley and Prentice Hall, and a paper reviewer for numerous journals including Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, PLoS ONE, Gene, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Chinese Medicine, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, Journal of Supercomputing, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, and many others.

Dr. Zhou is a co-investigator in a Veterans Health Administration supported research project. The major goal of this project is to understand the role of conflict resolution and short-term memory in aphasic comprehension. Dr. Zhou is responsible for data management and statistical model development for data analysis purposes.

Dr. Zhou has been involved in several teaching innovations. With grant funding support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), he led the development of a new undergraduate health science education program, including six new courses and new teaching strategies. More than 10 faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh and other universities are involved in this program. He is currently a Co-PI in a NSF grant for creating integrated curriculum on Security Assured Health Informatics. Dr. Zhou is also a member of the Genomics Education Partnership. This partnership encourages faculty members to integrate genomics research into undergraduate courses so that undergraduate students have the opportunities of conducting novel scientific research. This program is sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis, the NSF, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

View a list of Dr. Zhouís publications here.


Leming Zhou
Phone: (412) 383-6653
Email: lzhou1@pitt.edu