Tsung-Ting Kuo

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolHealth Sciences
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0728
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California San Diego (UCSD), USAPostdoc01/2019Biomedical Informatics
    National Taiwan University (NTU), TaiwanPh.D.01/2014Networking and Multimedia
    National Chao Tung University (NCTU), TaiwanM.S.06/2003Computer and Information Science
    National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), TaiwanB.S.06/2001Computer Science and Information Engineering
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    UCSD2019Academic Senate Health Science Travel Award
    UCSD2018Chancellor's Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)2016Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge Winner
    Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP)2014Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Runner-Up
    Taiwan Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (TIEEE)2014Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Runner-Up
    Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI)2014Merit Paper Award
    ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD)2013Student Travel Award
    Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (FAOS)2013Outstanding Students Conference Travel Grant
    Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP)2012Outstanding Students Conference Travel Grant
    ACM SIGKDD2011KDD Cup 2011 Champion of Track 1 and 2
    NTU2011Outstanding Performance Scholarship
    ACM SIGKDD2010KDD Cup 2010 Champion of All-Team and Student-Team
    ACM Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)2010Student Research Competition Semi-Finalist
    ACM SIGKDD2009KDD Cup 2009 3rd Place of Slow Track
    CyberLink2009Outstanding Scholarship
    ACM SIGKDD2008KDD Cup 2008 Co-Champion (with IBM Research)
    NTU2008Outstanding Study Group Award
    NCTU2002Presidential Award
    Institute of Information & Computing Machinery (IICM)2001Technology Graduate Record Examinations Computer Science Contest 46th Place (Top 4.3% in Taiwan)
    NCKU Computer Science and Information Engineering2001Graduation Project Contest Outstanding Award
    NCKU Computer Science and Information Engineering2001Programming Contest 2nd Place

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    Dr. Tsung-Ting Kuo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI). He earned his PhD from National Taiwan University (NTU) in the Institute of Networking and Multimedia. Prior to becoming a faculty member, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSD DBMI and received the UCSD Chancellor’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. He was a major contributor towards the UCSD DBMI team winning the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) healthcare blockchain challenge, and also the NTU team winning the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) Cup competition four times. He was awarded a NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award with an Administrative Supplement, as well as UCSD Academic Senate Health Science Research Grant and Travel Award, for blockchain-based biomedical, healthcare and genomic studies. His research focuses on blockchain technologies, machine learning, and natural language processing.

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    iAGREE: A Multi-Center, Networked Patient Consent Study
    NIH/NHGRI R01HG011066May 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2025
    Role: Co-Investigator
    All-of-Us Phase II Consortium Demo Project (Parent: California Precision Medicine Research Program Consortium)
    NIH OT2OD026552 D040Nov 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Blockchain-based Predictive Modeling on Real-World Networks
    UCSD Academic Senate RG084150Jun 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BECKON - Block Estimate Chain: creating Knowledge ON demand & protecting privacy
    NIH R00HG009680May 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CALIFORNIA: Cloud-agnostic Architecture to Locate Indexed FAIR Objects and safely Reuse them in New Integrated Analyses
    NIH OT3OD025462Sep 30, 2017 - Nov 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    BECKON - Block Estimate Chain: creating Knowledge ON demand & protecting privacy
    NIH/NHGRI K99HG009680Aug 24, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. iDASH secure genome analysis competition 2018: blockchain genomic data access logging, homomorphic encryption on GWAS, and DNA segment searching. BMC Med Genomics. 2020 Jul 21; 13(Suppl 7):98. Kuo TT, Jiang X, Tang H, Wang X, Bath T, Bu D, Wang L, Harmanci A, Zhang S, Zhi D, Sofia HJ, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 32693816.
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    2. The anatomy of a distributed predictive modeling framework: online learning, blockchain network, and consensus algorithm. JAMIA Open. 2020 Jul; 3(2):201-208. Kuo TT. PMID: 32734160.
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    3. EXpectation Propagation LOgistic REgRession on permissioned blockCHAIN (ExplorerChain): decentralized online healthcare/genomics predictive model learning. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 May 01; 27(5):747-756. Kuo TT, Gabriel RA, Cidambi KR, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 32364235.
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    4. Comparison of Smart Contract Blockchains for Healthcare Applications. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2019; 2019:1266-1275. Yu H, Sun H, Wu D, Kuo TT. PMID: 32308924.
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    5. Privacy-preserving model learning on a blockchain network-of-networks. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Mar 01; 27(3):343-354. Kuo TT, Kim J, Gabriel RA. PMID: 31943009.
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    6. Machine Learning-Based Predictive Modeling of Surgical Intervention in Glaucoma Using Systemic Data From Electronic Health Records. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 12; 208:30-40. Baxter SL, Marks C, Kuo TT, Ohno-Machado L, Weinreb RN. PMID: 31323204.
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    7. Fair compute loads enabled by blockchain: sharing models by alternating client and server roles. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 05 01; 26(5):392-403. Kuo TT, Gabriel RA, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 30892656.
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    8. Comparison of blockchain platforms: a systematic review and healthcare examples. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 05 01; 26(5):462-478. Kuo TT, Zavaleta Rojas H, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 30907419.
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    9. 'Fit-for-purpose?' - challenges and opportunities for applications of blockchain technology in the future of healthcare. BMC Med. 2019 03 27; 17(1):68. Mackey TK, Kuo TT, Gummadi B, Clauson KA, Church G, Grishin D, Obbad K, Barkovich R, Palombini M. PMID: 30914045.
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    10. Identifying and characterizing highly similar notes in big clinical note datasets. J Biomed Inform. 2018 06; 82:63-69. Gabriel RA, Kuo TT, McAuley J, Hsu CN. PMID: 29679685.
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    11. Blockchain distributed ledger technologies for biomedical and health care applications. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Nov 01; 24(6):1211-1220. Kuo TT, Kim HE, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 29016974.
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    12. Ensembles of NLP Tools for Data Element Extraction from Clinical Notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016:1880-1889. Kuo TT, Rao P, Maehara C, Doan S, Chaparro JD, Day ME, Farcas C, Ohno-Machado L, Hsu CN. PMID: 28269947.
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    13. Finding Related Publications: Extending the Set of Terms Used to Assess Article Similarity. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2016; 2016:225-34. Wei W, Marmor R, Singh S, Wang S, Demner-Fushman D, Kuo TT, Hsu CN, Ohno-Machado L. PMID: 27570676.
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    14. Weakly supervised learning of biomedical information extraction from curated data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2016 Jan 11; 17 Suppl 1:1. Jain S, Tumkur KR, Kuo TT, Bhargava S, Lin G, Hsu CN. PMID: 26817711.
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