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Xijin Ge

Xijin Ge



Office Building

Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Chicoine Architecture, Math & Engineering Building 258
Math & Statistics-Box 2225
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr Ge's teaching and research focus on data science and bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is a discipline that combines statistics, computer science, and biological context to analyze large genomics datasets to help understand the complex logic of life.


2000 PhD University of Tokyo, Japan
1997 MS in Condensed Matter Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, China
1994 BS in Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, China

Academic Interests/Expertise

Data Science

Academic Responsibilities

STAT 435/535 Applied Bioinformatics, spring semesters for students with biological background
STAT 736 Bioinformatics, fall semester for students in statistics, computer science departments or others with programming skills
STAT 414/514 Basic R programming, spring semester, 1 credit online course.
STAT 492: Data visualization using R.
STAT 442 Exploratory Data Analysis. Case-study based course where we analyze real datasets with R.


Dr. Ge's research group is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the state of South Dakota, Sanford Health etc.

Area(s) of Research

Currently, the main focus of his group is the development of tools and resources for the interpretation of large genomic data. Another emphasis is the role of transposable elements in the gene regulation, especially in embryonic stem cells. Dr. Ge also enjoys working with many collaborators in a supporting role.



Dr. Ge's publicationsSoftware developed at Ge labDescription of Dr Ge's research 2014Dr Ge on LinkedInDr. Ge on Twitter

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