Current Members

Principal Investigator

  • Amarda Shehu [Curriculum Vitae]

    Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science
    Affiliate Appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and
    School of Systems Biology
    Ph.D. Rice University 2008

    email: amarda{AT}cs.gmu.edu
    web: www.cs.gmu.edu/~ashehu
    Bio that can be used for talks:
    Dr. Amarda Shehu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. She holds affiliated appointments in the School of Systems Biology and the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University. She received her B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University in Houston, TX in 2008, where she was an NIH fellow of the Nanobiology Training Program of the Gulf Coast Consortia. Shehu's research contributions are in computational structural biology, biophysics, and bioinformatics with a focus on issues concerning the relationship between sequence, structure, dynamics, and function in biological molecules. Her research on probabilistic search and optimization algorithms for protein structure modeling is supported by various NSF programs, including Intelligent Information Systems, Computing Core Foundations, and Software Infrastructure. Shehu is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Jeffress Memorial Trust Award.

Ph.D. Students

  • Nasrin Akhter

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    M.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    B.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    email: nakhter3{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~nakhter3
  • Kazi Lutful Kabir

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

    email: kkabir{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~kkabir
  • Sivani Depal

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    B.S. Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad, India

    email: stadepal{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~stadepal
  • Ahmed Bin Zaman

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    B.S. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

    email: azaman6{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~azaman6
  • Parastoo Kamranfar

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    M.S. Azad University, Tehran, Iran
    B.S. Azad University, Tehran, Iran

    email: pkamranf{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~pkamranf
  • Manpriya Dua

    Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
    M.S. George Mason University (Fall 2016)
    B.Tech. Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Rajasthan Technical University, India (2014)

    email: mdua{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~mdua

M.S. Students

  • Liban Hassan

    M.S. student in the Department of Computer Science
    B.S. George Mason University

    email: lhassan1{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~lhassan1
  • Prasanna Venkatesh Parthasarathy

    M.S. student in the Department of Computer Science
    B.E. Anna University, Chennai, India

    email: ppartha{AT}gmu.edu
    web: https://mason.gmu.edu/~ppartha

Undergraduate Students

  • Cody Barrett

    Undergraduate researcher, Summer 2018
    Junior, Computer Science
    George Mason University

    email: cbarre15@gmu.edu

High School Students

  • Demian Yutin

    High-school researcher, Summer-Fall 2017
    Rising senior, Thomas Jefferson High School

    email: demyutin{AT}gmail.com