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Current Members

Principal Investigator


Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Primary) and Computer Science

Core faculty member, Data Science Institute

Member, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Member, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Member, The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Affiliate Scientist, Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC, Neuroscience Unit)

Stevenson Complex 5919;

Maizie completed her undergraduate study at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Wake Forest School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she was supported by a fellowship by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Enlight Foundation. Maizie joined Vandy as an Assistant Professor in August 2020. She is the recipient of an outstanding investigator award (R35) from the National Institutes of Health.

Ph.D. Students 

Yichen (Henry) Liu

B.S, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Computer Science (2021 Spring – present), Stevenson Complex 5917


Can Luo

(Vanderbilt Graduate Fellowship)

B.S, Fudan University, M.S, Vanderbilt University

Biomedical Engineering (2021 Fall – present), Stevenson Complex 5917


Yunfei (Oliver) Hu

B.S, M.S, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Computer Science (2021 Fall – present), Stevenson Complex 5917


Weiman Yuan

(Russell G. Hamilton Scholar, Vanderbilt Dean’s Graduate Fellowship)

B.S, Nankai University, M.A, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biomedical Engineering (2022 Fall – present), Stevenson Complex 5917


Han Liu

B.S, M.S, Virginia Tech

Computer Science (2023 Fall – present), Stevenson Complex 5917


Manfei (Bella) Xie

B.S, Shantou University, M.S, The University of Alabama

Biomedical Engineering (2024 Spring – present), Stevenson Complex 5907


Yuqi Lei

B.S, Jilin University, M.S, Brown University

Computer Science (incoming 2024 Fall ), Stevenson Complex 5907


Zhenhan Lin

B.S, Hangzhou Dianzi University, M.S, University of Florida

Computer Science (incoming 2024 Fall ), Stevenson Complex 5907



Undergrad Students

Sona Javadi

Computer Science  ’25

(2023 Spring – present)

Haoran (Hunter) Qin

Computer Science & Economics  ’26

(2023 Summer – present)

Jimmy Baek

Computer Science & Medicine, Health, and Society  ’27

(2023 Summer – present)


High School Student Intern

Lily Bowen

The Harpeth Hall School (Honors STEM Research Course for girls)

(2023/08 – present)


Lily Wang

The Harpeth Hall School

(2024/01 – present)


Remote Student Intern

Yiru Chen

Biomedical Informatics, Zhejiang University  ’26

(2024 Spring – present)