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Research Interests

  • Computational study of microRNA and long non-coding RNAs
  • Computational methods to study epigenetic and genetic Regulation
  • Genomics and Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson diseases
  • Big and Small Data mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Pattern Recognition

Other Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Indiana University 2006-2008

Professional Activities

  • Panelist for National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2016)
  • Panelist for National Science Foundation (NSF) (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019)
  • Panelist for The American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)
  • Reviewer for Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Nature Scientific Report, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, PLOS ONE, and others
  • Program Committee Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (2009, 2010), Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology (2011,2012), ASE/IEEE International Conference on BioMedical Computing (2012), 2nd International Conference on Data Science and Information Technology (2019), 2nd International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Artificial Intelligence (2019)
  • Local Arrangement chair of ACM BCB conference (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2012-2019
  • Research Incentive Award, UCF 2014
  • Reach for the Stars Award, UCF 2015
  • Research Incentive Award, UCF 2019