Our group develops computational methods for understanding the dynamics, interactions and conservation of complex biological systems. As new high-throughput biological data sources become available, they hold the promise of revolutionizing molecular biology by providing a large-scale view of cellular activity. However, each type of data is noisy, contains many missing values and only measures a single aspect of cellular activity. Our computational focus is on methods for large scale data integration. We primarily rely on machine learning and statistical methods. Most of our work is carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists. Many of the computational tools we develop are available and widely used.
Sabrina's thesis awarded SCS Honorable Mention Sabrina Rashid's PhD thesis, 'Distributed Computing in Nature', is one of 5 from the School of Computer Science at CMU selected for a PhD thesis award. Given the large number of PhD students at SCS and the amazing work they all do, this is a great honor! Congratulations to Sabrina.
HuBMAP paper published in Nature The HuBMAP perspective paper, is published in Nature. The paper presents the vision and goals and the HuBMAP consortium. We are leading a large group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon, the University of California Santa Cruz and the Sanger Institute in the UK which is in charge of the computational tools and pipeline development for HuBMAP. See the SCS press release which includes a quote from Matt Ruffalo who is leading the development team.
Hamim Zafar accepts Assistant Prof. Position Hamim Zafar, who joined us in 2018 as a Lane Fellow, has accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor In one of Indias top schools: IIT Kanpur. Hamim is joining the computer science department and will continue his work on computational biology. Congratulations and good luck!