Charles Markello

I am currently a 1st year graduate student in the Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Masters of Science program here at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

My interests primarily include applications of machine learning and data mining techniques to problems pertaining to the fields of bioinformatics/computational-biology/genomics. These include but are not limited to: Dimensionality reduction, clustering methods, modeling and simulation techniques, edge-detection and data-wearhousing.

I am particularly interesting in investigating methods to improve the processes of next-gen sequence alignment data through the use of information stored within a pedigree or cohort of consanguineous individuals to modify a reference sequence.

I am also interested in learning further about how to optimally use distributed systems to amplify speed of machine learning computations and sequence alignment.

A rough table of my graduate plan for the 1st year

Academic Year Quarter Class Title Class Code
2014-2015 Fall Bioinformatics: models and algorithms BME 205
2014-2015 Fall Being a Bioinformatics Grad Student BME 200
2014-2015 Fall Bioethics in the 21st Century Phil 80G/BME 80G
2014-2015 Fall Seminar on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering BME 280B
2014-2015 Winter Computational Genomics BME 230
2014-2015 Winter Biotechnology and Drug Development BME 255
2014-2015 Winter Seminar on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering BME 280B
2014-2015 Spring Computational Systems Biology BME 211
2014-2015 Spring Banana Slug Genomics BME 235
2014-2015 Spring Applied Gene Technology BME 215
2014-2015 Spring Seminar on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering BME 280B

Some random things

So I heard people like putting cats on their webpages...

golden lion tamarin
So here's a picture of a golden lion tamarin.

Here's a link to my Corning Photos.

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