Location: (Blacksburg, VA)
Personal Research Web Page: http://www.cs.vt.edu/user/23
Keywords: Algorithms, computational biology, bioinformatics, graph theory, computational geometry, symbolic computation, text mining
My background is in theoretical computer science, especially algorithms. My current research interests are in several areas of computational biology and bioinformatics. I am especially interested in genomics and the analysis and manipulation of genomic sequences. An example is the study of genomic signatures that can be used to identify which organism a “new” sequence comes from. Another example is an advanced kind of genome compression, supporting both efficient storage and transmission as well as efficient information retrieval and manipulation. Also, I am interested in analyzing or mining genomic sequences to identify evolutionary phenomena such as convergent evolution, gene conversion, and retrogenes.
Finally, I am contributing my expertise to the analysis of a metagenomics project.
The following NSF grant was recently awarded:
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