Scientist, Head of R&D
Dr. Penghao Wang is a member of Crop Innovation Centre, Centre for Rhizobium Studies, and Australia-China Joint Laboratory for Animal Health Big Data Analytics. He holds an Honorary Associate position at School of Mathematics and Statistics, the University of Sydney and a University Associate at School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University.
Dr. Wang has attracted in total more than $4.7 million external funded research grants, including grants funded by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the federal government Rural Research and Development for Profit scheme, the Western Australia Government Department of Health. He was involved in projects funded by other funding bodies, including Horticulture Innovation Australia and Australian Research Council (ARC), and National Health and Medical Research Council.
Dr. Wang’s research expertise includes bioinformatics, big data analytics, machine learning, and biostatistics. He has extensive experience in applying statistical and computer science into the modeling and analytics of problems in a number of areas, including agriculture, biology, medical sciences, and health. Contributing to numerous interdisciplinary research projects, he has accumulated extensive experience on informatics and big data analytics from heterogeneous sources, e.g. omics data (genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), clinical data, imaging data, agriculture data, etc. He has developed a full spectrum of analytical software and made discoveries in numerous research problems, including discovering new disease biomarkers, understanding and modeling the functional regulation of genome and transcriptome of both standard and non-standard organisms, utilizing large structured genetic populations to link genome to complex traits and phenotypes, and so on. He has published more than 40 articles in high impact scientific journals and proceedings, including publications in Nature, PNAS, Genome Biology, and Bioinformatics.
Dr. Wang obtained his Master and Ph.D. degree from School of Information Technologies, the University of Sydney in January 2009. He was offered a post-doctoral research fellow position at School of Mathematics and Statistics, the University of Sydney upon completing the Ph.D. He accepted a research associate position at Prince of Wales Clinical School, the University of New South Wales in September 2011 to continue his research in data analytics and informatics. He was offered a permanent scientist position at Australian Federal Government research agency – the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in June 2013. He currently is the scientist and the head of research & development team in Magitech.