Erich Senin Huang

Erich Senin Huang
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Office of Physician-Scientist Development
Third Year Mentor - Clinical Research Study Program (CRSP)
Campus mail: 2424 Erwin Road Ste 1105, 11037 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 668-2814

Co Director of Duke Forge, and Assistant Dean for Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Huang’s research interests span applied machine learning, research provenance and data infrastructure. Projects include building data provenance tools funded by the NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge program, regulatory science funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation. Applied machine learning applications include “Deep Care Management” a highly interdisciplinary project with Duke Connected Care, Duke’s Accountable Care Organization, that integrates claims and EHR data for predicting unplanned admissions and risk stratifying patients for case management; CALYPSO, a collaboration with the Department of Surgery for utilizing machine learning to predict surgical complications. My team is also building the data platform for the Department of Surgery's "1000 Patients Project" an intensive biospecimen and biomarker study based around patients undergoing the controlled injury of surgery.

As Co Director of Duke Forge, Dr. Huang is working with Robert Califf, former Commissioner of the FDA to build a data science culture and infrastructure across Duke University that focuses on actionable health data science. The Forge emphasizes scientific rigor, awareness that technology does not supersede clinicians’ responsibilities and human relationship with their patients, and the role of data science in society.

Education and Training

  • Duke University, Ph.D. 2002
  • Duke University, M.D. 2003


Big data: More than big data sets.

The term big data has been popularized over the past decade and is often used to refer to data sets that are too large or complex to be analyzed by traditional means.