Yang-Yu Liu (刘洋彧), Ph.D.

Yang-Yu Liu (刘洋彧), Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research Interests: human microbiome, community ecology, systems biology, complex networks, statistical physics, control theory, bioinformatics, machine learning
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Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, with thesis research focusing on phase transitions in disordered magnets. After that, he held positions as Postdoctoral Research Associate and then Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University, before he joined HMS and BWH in 2013. The primary goal of his postdoctoral research has been to combine tools from control theory, network science and statistical physics to address fundamental questions pertaining to the control of complex networks. His work on controllability and observability of complex networks have been featured as a cover story in Nature, a cover story in the PNAS, and received broad media coverage including Nature, Science, Science News, Science Daily, Wired, etc. His current research efforts focus on the study of human microbiome from the community ecology, dynamic systems and control theory perspectives. His recent work on the universality of human microbial dynamics has been published in Nature, and received broad media coverage including Nature, Nature Physics, Science Daily, Science News Line, Medical Research, Medical Press, etc.

Contact Information

181 Longwood Ave
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Boston, MA 02115
p: 617-5252714