Xinghua (Mindy) Shi is an associate professor at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and a core faculty member at the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple University. Before that she was an assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She 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. She was trained as a postdoctoral scholar and genetics fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Broad Institute. Her research areas include bioinformatics, machine learning, network analysis, data privacy and security. Aimed at solving large-scale computational problems in life sciences, her current research is focused on developing artificial intelligence empowered methods to study how genetic architecture affects complex phenotypes at the systems level. Her research has been supported by NSF (including an NSF CAREER award), NIH, DoD and Wells Fargo Foundation.