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Young Hwan Chang, Ph.D. (he/him)

  • Associate Professor of Computational Biology Program, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Our ongoing research focuses on establishing a comprehensive framework for quantifying multi-scale imaging. We place particular emphasis on creating an innovative image analysis tool designed to elucidate the spatial distribution of cancer cells and their interactions. To achieve this, we will employ cutting-edge machine learning and deep learning techniques, adapting them for thorough exploratory data analysis through rigorous data integration.

In our laboratory, we foster an environment where student researchers and staff are empowered to take ownership of their work, actively contributing to the generation of multiple conference presentations and journal articles annually. Our lab ethos values passionate and self-motivated team players.

Beyond the confines of the lab, I take pleasure in exploring the trails of Portland with my dog and little one.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2002, Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    • M.S., 2004, Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    • Ph.D., 2013, Mechanical Engineering (Control, Systems Theory), UC Berkeley

Memberships and associations:

  • Editorial board for Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (2019-present)

Areas of interest

  • Quantitative image analysis, Data-driven system identification, Control theory, Machine learning

Honors and awards

  • CRUK-OHSU Spark Award (2018)



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