Jiarui Ding

Assistant Professor

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Academic Information

  • Assistant Professor, UBC (2022 - )
  • Postdoc Associate, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard (2017 - 2021)
  • Ph.D., UBC (2016)

Interest Keywords

Computational Biology
Machine Learning
Probabilistic Deep Learning
Single-cell Genomics


Broadly, my research lies at the interface between computing, mathematics, and biology. In modern biology, a biological system, such as a cell, is described by a few latent factors such as cell state and cell cycle stage, indirectly observed from noisy and potential high-dimensional measurements, which are typically confounded by a set of biological or technical batch vectors, where the data from one batch differ systematically from the data from another batch. I am interested in modeling these biological data, with knowledge from decades of biomedical research as prior information encoded in model structures, to uncover the interpretable latent factors. 

Research Interests

machine learning

Latest Courses

2022 Winter

CPSC 445 - Algorithms in Bioinformatics
CPSC 545 - Algorithms for Bioinformatics