Satya Sahoo, PhD

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. Sahoo's research is focused on developing artificial intelligence (AI) methods to analyze heterogeneous biomedical big data for translational applications. This ongoing work brings together two branches of AI: knowledge representation reasoning and machine learning algorithms to characterize brain network dynamics and electronic health records (EHR) data.

Knowledge representation and reasoning involves development of knowledge models or ontologies. He has led the development of new methods to use ontology engineering principles across multiple stages of machine learning workflows, including feature engineering and model validation. This involves the development of deep neural network (DNN) models and the use of classical machine learning algorithms such as support vector machines (SVM) for integrative analysis of multi-modal brain connectivity data in neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease. 

To address the challenges of data quality and scientific reproducibility, Dr. Sahoo has led the development of a provenance metadata framework called ProvCaRe using ontology engineering and natural language processing techniques.


Teaching Information

Courses Taught

PQHS 416: AI for Biomedicine and Health

Research Information

Research Interests

Contributions to science:

  • Artificial intelligence and big data for translational medicine
  • Semantic provenance for scientific reproducibility and data quality
  • Ontology engineering across machine learning workflow: feature engineering and deep learning models

Visit Dr. Sahoo's lab webpage

Awards and Honors

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
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: 14     
  • PhD: 11              
  • 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