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Irene Ong is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a joint appointment in Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and the Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center's Cancer Informatics Shared Resource.

Irene's research interests lies in data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, probabilistic methods, dynamical models, inductive logic programming, and statistical relational learning with applications to biological and medical data. She is particularly interested in the integration and analysis of clinical, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, immunome, metagenomics, metabolomics, and other molecular data especially as it pertains to precision medicine.

Irene earned a dual-bachelor's in Computer Sciences and Biological Sciences from Cornell University before completing a PhD in Computer Sciences with David Page from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI.