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Senior Scientist, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Research Staff Member - San Jose, CA




Computational Biology
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Machine learning (ML)

I am a computational biologist at IBM Research (San Jose, California) investigating how to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to comprehend genomics and metagenomics datasets. The computational tools are a means to biologically meaningful results. Building upon years of technical experience in bioinformatics, we are adapting some of the most promising machine learning methods, like deep neural networks (DNNs), to long-standing challenges in bioinformatics. Data drives the analysis. We are fortunate to work closely with some of the most profilic data-generating labs in the world.

  • Co-principal investigator of the AI for Healthy Living (AIHL) center at U.C. San Diego
  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to comprehend genome data and literature
  • Researching the human microbiome

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  • Postdoc in Computational Biology, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • B.S.E in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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