I am a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I study knowledge representation, biomedical ontologies, and ways to improve interoperability and content in biomedical knowledgebases. Here are my CV, my publications, and some work-related thoughts. You can also find me on Google Scholar, Research Gate, or LinkedIn.

I currently live in Seattle, Washington. Before that, I've lived in Baltimore, MD, Beijing, China, Cambridge, MA and Ellicott City, MD, all of which I consider home to varying degrees. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, hiking, foraging for mushrooms, playing go (weiqi), drinking tea, cooking, and working on miscellaneous projects. See photos and writings to learn more about my latest exploits.

This autumn, I am interning at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) as part of the Semantic Scholar team, helping to improve search and discovery on the Medline corpus. My project focuses on ontology-supported entity disambiguation in the biomedical domain. I am also continuing work on my dissertation research on improving the interoperability of biological pathway resources.

Feel free to contact me about projects: past, present, or future. I can be reached at lucylw@uw.edu.