Satya Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Biomedical & Health Informatics PhD Program
School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Computer and Systems Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology

Dr. Satya S. Sahoo’s research is focused on developing new data and metadata representation and analysis techniques for biomedical and healthcare research. Dr. Sahoo has led the development of four ontologies in multiple domains, including one for complex neurological disorders, such as epilepsy. Using the Epilepsy and Seizure Ontology (EpSO), his group is focused on the analysis of brain connectivity data for characterizing epilepsy seizure networks using novel computational approaches. To address the challenges of data quality and scientific reproducibility in data-driven biomedical research, Dr. Sahoo and his group are also developing a comprehensive framework for provenance metadata using provenance ontology and text mining of all 1.6 million full-text published articles from NCBI PubMed Central. 


Teaching Information

Courses Taught

PQHS 416: Computing in Biomedical and Health Informatics

Research Information

Research Interests

Contributions to science:

  • Brain connectivity and biomedical Big Data in epilepsy
  • Semantic provenance for scientific reproducibility and data quality
  • Ontology-driven biomedical data integration

Visit Dr. Sahoo's lab webpage

Awards and Honors

Elected Senior Member
IEEE, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Finalist for Distinguished Paper Award
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
UCITE Nord Grant Award
Best Paper Award
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
UCITE Glennan Fellowship Award

Professional Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Invited Expert, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Internet Standards Organization
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) College of Reviewers


Link to Dr. Sahoo's publications as listed through PubMed


Editorial Roles
  • Journal of Cancer Oncology Clinical Cancer Informatics
  • Frontiers in Big Data Networks 


Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University

Additional Information


Student and mentee totals, over Case Western Reserve University career:

  • Master’s: 22     
  • PhD: 7               
  • Post-doc:  1  
  • A sampling of CWRU PhD graduates and Postdoctoral fellows’ current careers: 
    • Johnson & Johnson, Data Scientist
    • Case Western Reserve University, Post-doctoral scholar
    • University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston, Assistant Professor