Muxuan Liang

Muxuan Liang,

Assistant Professor

Department: PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5935
Business Email: muxuan.liang@ufl.edu

About Muxuan Liang

Dr. Liang is an assistant professor with the Artificial Intelligence Initiative in the Department of Biostatistics. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. After graduation, he briefly worked at Google as a data scientist and joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a post-doctoral research fellow. Dr. Liang’s research interest focuses on treatment recommendations based on patient-level information, identifying signals from high-dimensional data, and other novel machine learning techniques with applications to biomarker identification, cancer surveillance, and digital health.

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Accomplishments

Dean's Citation Award
2023 · University of Florida
ASA Biometrics Section Travel Award
2018 · American Statistical Association

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022,2024
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2022,2024
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2023-2024
PHC6097 Statistical Learning with Applications in Health Sciences
2025
PHC7095 Advanced Statistical Learning for Biostatistics

Research Profile

Dr. Liang’s research topics focus on treatment recommendations based on patient-level information, identifying signals from high-dimensional data, and other novel machine learning techniques with applications to biomarker identification, cancer surveillance, and digital health. His research goal is to realize data-driven healthcare decision-making through innovative methods combining statistical and machine learning techniques.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-1351-7928

Areas of Interest
  • Causal inference
  • High-dimensional inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Precision Medicine

Publications

2024
Adverse outcomes and an immunosuppressed endotype in septic patients with reduced IFN-γ ELISpot.
JCI insight. 9(2) [DOI] 10.1172/jci.insight.175785. [PMID] 38100268.
2024
MicroSegNet: A deep learning approach for prostate segmentation on micro-ultrasound images.
Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society. 112 [DOI] 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2024.102326. [PMID] 38211358.
2023
Adverse Long-Term Outcomes and an Immune Suppressed Endotype in Sepsis Patients with Reduced Interferon-γELISpot: A Multicenter, Prospective Observational Study.
medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. [DOI] 10.1101/2023.09.13.23295360. [PMID] 37745385.
2023
Allostatic load and risk of all‐cause, cancer‐specific, and cardiovascular mortality in older cancer survivors: An analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2010
Aging and Cancer. 4(2):74-84 [DOI] 10.1002/aac2.12064. [PMID] 37576467.
2023
Length-to-width ratio in Mohs defects: what is the golden rule?
Archives of Dermatological Research. 315(7):2163-2165 [DOI] 10.1007/s00403-023-02589-3.
2023
Low muscle mass is associated with a higher risk of all–cause and cardiovascular disease–specific mortality in cancer survivors
Nutrition. 107 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nut.2022.111934. [PMID] 36563433.
2023
Relative Contrast Estimation and Inference for Treatment Recommendation
Biometrics. 79(4):2920-2932 [DOI] 10.1111/biom.13826.
2022
A Semiparametric Approach to Model Effect Modification
Journal of the American Statistical Association. 117(538):752-764 [DOI] 10.1080/01621459.2020.1811099.
2022
Desiccation resistance differences in Drosophila species can be largely explained by variations in cuticular hydrocarbons
eLife. 11 [DOI] 10.7554/elife.80859.
2022
Estimation and inference on high-dimensional individualized treatment rule in observational data using split-and-pooled de-correlated score
Journal of Machine Learning Research. 23(262):1-65 [PMID] 38098839.
2022
Radioembolization Followed by Transarterial Chemoembolization in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Cureus. 14(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.23783. [PMID] 35518553.
2021
Discussion of Kallus (2020) and Mo et al. (2020)
Journal of the American Statistical Association. 116(534):690-693 [DOI] 10.1080/01621459.2020.1833887. [PMID] 34483404.
2021
Robust estimation and variable selection for the accelerated failure time model
Statistics in Medicine. 40(20):4473-4491 [DOI] 10.1002/sim.9042. [PMID] 34031919.
2021
The Causal Relationship Between Portal Usage and Self-Efficacious Health Information–Seeking Behaviors: Secondary Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey Data
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 23(1) [DOI] 10.2196/17782. [PMID] 33502334.
2020
Characteristics of Patients Using Different Patient Portal Functions and the Impact on Primary Care Service Utilization and Appointment Adherence: Retrospective Observational Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22(2) [DOI] 10.2196/14410. [PMID] 32130124.
2018
A Computational-Based Approach to Identify Estrogen Receptor α/β Heterodimer Selective Ligands.
Molecular pharmacology. 93(3):197-207 [DOI] 10.1124/mol.117.108696. [PMID] 29295894.
2018
Estimating individualized optimal combination therapies through outcome weighted deep learning algorithms
Statistics in Medicine. 37(27):3869-3886 [DOI] 10.1002/sim.7902.
2018
On the effect of electronic patient portal on primary care utilization and appointment adherence.
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-018-0669-8. [PMID] 30326876.
2018
Risk prediction for heterogeneous populations with application to hospital admission prediction.
Biometrics. 74(2):557-565 [DOI] 10.1111/biom.12769. [PMID] 29073325.
2015
Integrative Data Analysis of Multi-Platform Cancer Data with a Multimodal Deep Learning Approach.
IEEE/ACM transactions on computational biology and bioinformatics. 12(4):928-37 [DOI] 10.1109/TCBB.2014.2377729. [PMID] 26357333.

Education

Ph.D. in Statistics
2018 · University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. in Mathematics and applied mathematics
2014 · Tsinghua University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5935
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 117450
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Business Street:
2004 Mowry Rd. 5th Floor
Gainesville FL 32603