Alex Bui, PhD

Co-Director, Center for SMART Health
Director, Medical & Imaging Informatics Group
Director, Medical Informatics Home Area
Professor, Departments of Radiological Sciences, Bioengineering & Bioinformatics
David Geffen Chair in Informatics

Dr. Bui received his PhD in Computer Science in 2000, upon which he joined the UCLA faculty. His research includes informatics and data science for biomedical research and healthcare in areas related to distributed information architectures and mHealth; development, evaluation, and translation of AI-based methods (e.g., machine learning, reinforcement learning) for healthcare; and data visualization. His work bridges contemporary computational approaches with the opportunities arising from the breadth of biomedical observations and the electronic health record (EHR), tackling the associated translational challenges.

Dr. Bui has a long history of leading extramurally funded research, including from multiple different NIH institutes (NCI, NLM, NINDS, NIBIB, NIMHD). He was Co-Director for the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Centers Coordination Center; Application Lead for the NSF-funded Expeditions in Computing Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC), exploring cutting-edge hardware/software techniques for accelerating algorithms used in healthcare; and Director of the NIH-funded Los Angeles PRISMS Center, a U54 focused on mHealth informatics. He is also a Program Director of two separate NIH T32s at UCLA in the areas of biomedical informatics, and data science; Director of the Medical & Imaging Informatics (MII) Group; and is Co-Director of UCLA CTSI’s Informatics Program.