Visiting researchers

Prof. Hau-Tieng Wu

May 2023 – June 2023

Dr. Wu received his PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University in 2011, under the supervision of Professor Ingrid Daubechies. Following his postdoctoral research position from 2011 to 2014, Dr. Wu joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Mathematics as a tenure-track Assistant Professor until June 2017. He then became a tenured Associate Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science at Duke University in June 2017, and he was recently promoted to a tenured Full Professor in July 2022. Before coming to mathematics, he earned his medical degree from National Yang Ming University (now National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University), Taiwan, in 2003, and practiced as a resident doctor afterward in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. In 2015, Dr. Wu was awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2017, he was awarded the PIMS Early Career Award by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Society (CAIMS). Dr. Wu’s research interests span a wide range of disciplines, including mathematics, statistics, biomedical engineering and medicine, with a particular focus on biomedical signal processing, theoretical development, and associated clinical applications and unmet needs. Dr. Wu has coauthored over 100 journal publications and 10 conference proceedings. He is currently an associate editor of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA, and Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Lisa Catanzaro

September 2021 – July 2022

Adjunct Professor Lisa Catanzaro is a public health researcher with expertise in the planning of innovative initiatives supported with technology. Her focus is in the areas of health policy, prevention, and population health informatics, and her scholarship focuses on environmental, lifestyle, and psychosocial health determinants that influence the rising levels of non-communicable disease. In 2012, Lisa was the recipient of grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services for training under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where she was able to evaluate various electronic health record systems implemented at Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Defense, the Veteran’s Administration, and Geisinger Health. She subsequently went on to work in Italy under the European Union 7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 — the largest EU Research and Innovation program to date promoting emerging technologies, the advancement of standards, governance, and information sharing.

Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Francisco for the courses Population Health Informatics, Mobile Applications for Public Health Practice, Integrated and Applied Learning Experiences.
Ph.D. student in Psychology, Neuroscience and Data Science – University of Pavia.
Master of Public Health – University of San Francisco
Certificate in Public Health Informatics – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Master of Architecture – University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Tulane University