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Xiange (Shirley) Wang

Xiange (Shirley) Wang
Phone: +1 925 367 5900

Xiange Wang is a machine learning computer systems engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), specifically working within the Applied Computing for Scientific Discovery Group (ACSD). With a strong educational background in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Xiange developed a profound interest in machine learning, geospatial analysis, and visualization.

Xiange earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) in 2018. She gained valuable experience through the Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program, where she interned under the guidance of Dr. Xinlian Liu from Hood College and Dr. Silvia Crivelli at LBNL. Shortly after, she was offered a research associate position at LBNL, which has since evolved into a full-time staff position, working closely with Dr. Silvia Crivelli.

 At LBNL, Xiange is actively collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on an impactful geospatial analysis project in the field of healthcare. Her primary focus is on leveraging machine learning techniques to develop a powerful hybrid predictive model for Veteran suicide as part of the Million Veterans Program (MVP). This comprehensive model incorporates individual-level and geospatial features, as well as Social Determinants of Health and Environment of Health data.

Journal Articles

Nathan A. Kimbrel, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, Xue J. Qin, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Melanie E. Garrett, Michelle F. Dennis, Lauren P. Hair, Jennifer E. Huffman, Daniel A. Jacobson, Ravi K. Madduri, Jodie A. Trafton, Hilary Coon, Anna R. Docherty, Niamh Mullins, Douglas M. Ruderfer, Philip D. Harvey, Benjamin H. McMahon, David W. Oslin, Jean C. Beckham, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Michael A. Hauser, Million Veteran Program Suicide Exemplar Workgroup, International Suicide Genetics Consortium, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center Workgroup, Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program, "Identification of Novel, Replicable Genetic Risk Loci for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among US Military Veterans", JAMA Psychiatry, February 1, 2023, 80:100-191, doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.3896

Xiange Wang, Rafael Zamora-Resendiz, Courtney D. Shelley, Carrie Manore, Xinlian Liu, David W. Oslin, Benjamin McMahon, Jean C. Beckham, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Silvia Crivelli, "An examination of the association between altitude and suicide deaths, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation among veterans at both the patient and geospatial level", Journal of Psychiatric Research, July 11, 2022,

Destinee Morrow, Rafael Zamora-Resendiz, Jean C Beckham, Nathan A Kimbrel, David W Oslin, Suzanne Tamang, Million Veteran Program Suicide Exemplar Workgroup, Silvia Crivelli, "A case for developing domain-specific vocabularies for extracting suicide factors from healthcare notes", Journal of Psychiatric Research, July 1, 2022, 151:328-338, doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.04.009