Shi, Xinghua(Mindy)

Principle Investigator

Dr. Mindy Shi

Xinghua Mindy Shi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (short biography, Google Scholar citations)

Bioinformatics 271
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
College of Computing and Informatics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704‑687‑8437



Xinghua (Mindy) Shi is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining UNC Charlotte, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, an NIH T32 medical genetics training fellow at Harvard Medical School, a visiting research fellow in the Medical and Population Genetics program at Broad Institute, and an associate in the Quantitative Genetics Program at Harvard School of Public Health. She has received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and M.Eng and B. Eng degrees in Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Her research interest is in bioinformatics and computational systems biology. Particularly, she works on the design and development of tools and algorithms to solve large-scale computational problems in biology and biomedical research. She is currently focused on integrating genetic and epigenetic datasets to study how genetic architecture affects biological processes and complex phenotypes at the systems level. She is also interested in genetic privacy, complex network analysis, and big data analytics in biomedical research. Her work is supported by multiple agencies and foundations including Wells Fargo Foundation Fund, NSF, NIH, and DARPA.