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Zhang, Peng

Professor of the Practice, Data Science


Dr. Peng “Dana” Zhang is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University. She previously served as an Assistant Professor and Data Science Director in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Belmont University. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, focused on developing informatics tools to facilitate the clinical trial recruitment workflow. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the development of distributed ledger-based architectures to improve the interoperable sharing of healthcare data and applying machine learning and software engineering principles to enhance the meaningful use of data.