Xiaoli Fern

Xiaoli Fern

Xiaoli Fern

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3073 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, ECE, Purdue University, 2005
M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai, China 2000
B.S., Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 2000
Research Expertise

Applied machine learning, graph learning, explainability in machine learning, machine learning for microbiome


Xiaoli Fern is an associate professor of computer science at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. (2005) in computer engineering from Purdue University and her M.S. (2000) and B.S. (1997) degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research interests are in machine learning and data mining, specifically in the area of unsupervised learning, including clustering, correlation analysis, dimension reduction, outlier detection and frequent pattern mining. She is particularly interested in scientific applications of data mining and is an active faculty member of the IGERT Ecosystem Informatics program at OSU.

2011 NSF CAREER Award

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