Yao (Mike) Xiao, BS

Imaging Data Analyst, Healthy Brain Network

Child Mind Institute

Xiao Mike CMI

Mike is a data analyst with the Healthy Brain Network who works on neuroimaging data processing and analysis under the supervision of Dr. Lei Ai. He will also work on actigraphy data as well as mobile self-assessment data collected from the Mindlogger platform. Before coming to the Child Mind Institute, Yao was a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health for Dr. Kathleen Merikangas. His work focused on visualization, analysis and statistical methodology for ecological momentary assessment data and actigraphy. He works primarily in R and has experience in Shiny app development. Yao is a graduate of Emory University, with a bachelor’s degree in quantitative science with a concentration in neuroscience, and is interested in pursuing graduate studies in the field of biostatistics. He is passionate about mental health, mobile technologies and developing better tools for understanding data and communicating results for both researchers and the general public.


BS, Quantitative Science, Emory University.