Dr. Pavan Kumar Rallabandi is currently working as a Research Scientist at IBM Research - Africa lab based in South Africa.
His main research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Algorithms, Computational Biology, and Big Data Analytics. He is currently focussing on applying the deep learning architectures and algorithms to the cancer related problems in health care team.
He did his PhD in Computer Science from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa and Postdoctoral research at the South African National Bioinformatics Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa.
He developed the Hybrid architecture and machine learning algorithms using knowledge based systems framework to improve the performance of the sequence recogtion/pattern classification problems and applied to real world scenarios. During his postdoctoral research, he developed the MicroRNA Target Prediction algorithms using advanced machine learning algorithms to identify the potential targets in the genomic annotation and analysis.