Zhi Wei received his B.S. and M.E. in Computer Science in 2000 and 2002, respectively, from Wuhan University. He received his M.S. in Computer Science in 2004 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, before he transferred to the Ph.D. program in the Genomics and Computational Biology Group at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. His research focuses on developing statistical and machine learning models as well as computer algorithms for the analysis of biological data.