(Old) News Archive

  • The lab obtains NSF support
    [August 2010]

    We have just been awarded an NSF Communication Core Foundations:Algorithmic Foundations grant.
  • Justin receives Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program support
    [August 2010]

    Congratulations to Justin. He has just received the Mason Undergraduate Apprentice Fellowship for the upcoming Fall semester.
  • Irina receives Mason RA support
    [June 2010]

    Congratulations to Irina. She has just received Mason RA support for the upcoming academic year.
  • Daniel receives NSF Sunrise Scholarship
    [June 2010]

    Congratulations to Daniel. He has just received an NSF Sunrise Scholarship awarded through the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education Program.
  • Invited talk at RSS Workshop 2010
    [June 2010]

    At Motion Planning: From Theory to Practice Workshop in Saragoza, Spain, June 27, 2010.
  • Seed funding obtained from GMU
    [May 2010]

    Seed funding is obtained from GMU on a collaborative effort with Dr. Kabbani of the Krasnow Institute.
  • Co-organizing BioLearn workshop at BIONETICS 2010
    [May 2010]

    Co-organizing "Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning in Bioinformatics" (BioLearn) workshop at BIONETICS 2010, with Kenneth De Jong and Uday Kamath.
  • Thomas Jefferson high school student joining lab this summer
    [May 2010]

    We will have an additional member, Subeer Talapatra, join the lab this summer. Subeer is currently a junior at Thomas Jefferson high school.
  • Two GMU undergraduates joining lab this summer
    [May 2010]

    We will have two additional members, Jack Compton and Justin Towson, join the lab this summer. Both are undergraduates here at Mason.
  • Chris going to University of Washington
    [May 2010]

    Chris completed his M.S. and will continue his Ph.D. at University of Washington, Seattle. After a summer internship at Google, he will join the Baker Lab. Congratulations, Chris!
  • Buzz magazine article on Beenish 2010
    [April 2010]

    GMU Buzz magazine has a nice article on Beenish's research accomplishments.
  • PC member of CSBW, IEEE BIBM 2010
    [March 2010]

    Amarda is pc member of Computational Structural Biology Workshop (CSBW) of IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine(BIBM), November 2010.
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  • Co-chairing the Bioinformatics track of BIONETICS 2010
    [February 2010]

    Amarda is co-chairing the Bioinformatics track and serving as organizing committee vice-chair of BIONETICS 2010 (Boston, MA, December 1-3).
  • Beenish wins Honorable Mention CRA Research Awards
    [December 2009]

    Beenish has been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award competition for 2010.
  • Oral presentation at RECOMB Satellites 2009
    [December 2009]

    Sarah and Brian will go to RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology to present their work. The meetings are hosted by the Broad Institute at MIT.
  • Poster presentation at Grace Hopper 2009
    [June 2009]

    Rachael and Beenish will present a poster based on their summer work at the Grace Hopper Conference in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Paper accepted at PPAM 2009
    [June 2009]

    Sarah's and Brian's paper on "Automated Design of Assemblable, Modular, Synthetic Chromosomes" is accepted at PPAM, 2009.
  • Paper accepted at PNAS 2009
    [May 2009]

    Paper on "Restriction vs. Guidance: Fragment Assembly and Associative Memory Hamiltonians for Protein Structure Prediction" is accepted at PNAS, 2009.
  • Our very own COS-IDSG Kick-off Meeting
    [June 2009]

    We had our very first IDSG meeting on the antimicrobial project.
  • Paper accepted at RSS 2009
    [May 2009]

    Paper on "An Ab-initio Tree-based Exploration to Enhance Sampling of Low-energy Protein Conformations" is accepted at the Robotics Science and Systems, 2009.
  • Amr accepted to Computational Biophysics workshop
    [May 2009]

    Amr's application to the "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics has been accepted. The workshop is held by the NAMD developers at UIUC on August 10-14.
  • Grace Hopper 2009 panel proposal accepted
    [May 2009]

    A panel on discussing the two-body problem is accepted at the Grace Hopper 2009. The panel consists of Katy Dickinson, Kristin Rozier, Amarda Shehu, and Evgenia Smirni.
  • Chris receives ISMB travel fellowship
    [May 2009]

    Congratulations to Chris. He received a travel fellowship to go present at ISMB.
  • Brian's first paper is out
    [May 2009]

    Congratulations to Brian for his first paper submission. Now the wait for reviewer feedback begins.
  • Off to NCIBI's Fourth Annual Research Meeting
    [April 2009]

    A couple of us are attending the fourth annual research meeting of the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) in Ann Arbor, MI (Lost's off-Island HQ of the Dharma Initiative).
  • ACE scholar joining the lab this summer
    [April 2009]

    We will have an additional member, Beenish Jamil, join the lab this summer. Beenish is currently a sophomore at George Mason University and an ACE (Academic Challenges and Enrichment) scholar.
  • ASSIP-sponsored undergraduate joining the lab this summer
    [April 2009]

    We will have an additional member, Anahita Mostaghim, join the lab this summer. Anahita is currently an undergraduate at University of Virginia. She is supported by ASSIP , the George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program.
  • Chris to go to ISMB
    [March 2009]

    Congratulations to Chris for his recently accepted poster at ISMB . He can't wait to go to Stockholm.
  • DREU-sponsored undergraduate joining the lab this summer
    [March 2009]

    We will have an additional member, Rachael Chung, joining the lab this summer. Rachael is currently a sophomore in the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Rachael is supported by the DREU (Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program, run by the Distributed Mentor Project of the Computing Research Association for Women (CRA-W).
  • Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
    [March 2009]

    Congratulations to Melvin Williams, an undergraduate student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I (CS499) class. Melvin received a scholarship to attend the 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing .
  • Moving
    [Mar 2009]

    We are soon moving to the new Engineering building.
  • Technical Report
    [Feb 2009]

    Christopher Miles, Brian Olson, and Amarda Shehu. Geometry-based Computation of Symmetric Homo-oligomeric Protein Complexes. Technical Report GMU-CS-TR-2009-2, 2009.