I returned to school after nearly a decade of working in the software industry in order to pursue my passion in machine learning and data analytics. I have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, algorithms, and software development. I wish to apply my background to research in computational life sciences.
Discovery of Master Regulators in Basal vs. Luminal Breast Cancer - Winter 2012 Completed this project as a part of rotating in the Stuart Lab under the guidance of Professor Josh Stuart. Presented the results of this work during the poster session at the 20th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), July 2012
Evidence of biased gene conversion in 1000 genomes trio data - Fall 2011 Completed this project as a part of rotating in the Green Lab under the guidance of Professor Richard Green. Presented the results of this work during the poster session at the Biomedical Computation at Stanford conference (BCATS) in November, 2011
Completed the following research projects at San Jose State University under the guidance and mentorship of Professor Sami Khuri:
Building and visualizing drug interaction networks. Was able to predict previously unknown drug interactions using the resulting network. I presented the results of this project in a porster presentation at The California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) in January, 2011.
Developed prokaryotic gene predictor for Escherichia coli genome using Hidden Markov Models.
Developed global protein aligner using Needleman-Wunsch algorithm and local protein aligner using Waterman-Smith algorithm. For an alignment of a set of transmembrane proteins, computed custom PAM30, PAM50, PAM120, and PAM150 transmembrane substitution matrices.
Implemented a genome assembler using De Bruijn graphs.
Performed statistical analysis of microarray expression data for ten healthy patients and ten patients affected by Muscular Distrophy. The results revealed heavy up-regulation of genes TUBB6 and COL1A2 in MD patients. This finding has been confirmed in the literature.
Publications, Conferences, Posters and Presentations
Spring 2012 - Awarded recognition of exemplary academic achievement by the Dean of College of Science at San Jose State University for the academic year 2010-2011.
Spring 2011 - Awarded recognition of exemplary academic achievement by the Dean of College of Science at San Jose State University for the academic year 2009-2010.
Summer 2010 - Was one of only ten students selected from the whole Computer Science and Computer Engineering departments to spend July and part of August of 2010 studying various computational topics at The School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.
Graduate-level courses completed
Fall 2010 CS 203 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms (SJSU)
CS 203 - Advanced Bioinformatics Algorithms (SJSU)