Talks

  • Listed below in reverse chronological order are departmental seminars, invited talks, contributed talks to conferences, invited research highlight talks at various events and Mason courses, and oral presentations at conferences and research symposia selected upon submission of abstracts.
  • T48: An Energy Landscape View of Protein Structure, Dynamics and (Dys)Function.

    Invited Talk,

    IEEE Intl Conf on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Kansas City, MO, November 15, 2017.

  • T47: From Mutations to Mechanisms and Dysfunction via Computation and Mining of Protein Energy Landscapes.

    Accepted Oral Presentation,

    Intel Systems for Mol Biol (ISMB) 3DSIG, Prague, Czech Republic, July 23, 2017.

  • T46: Data-driven Stochastic Optimization for Sample-based Models of Protein Energy Landscapes.

    Contributed Talk,

    Energy Landscapes Workshop: Structure, Dynamics and Exploration Algorithms, Telluride, CO, July 17-21, 2017.

  • T45: Exploration Bias in Modeling Equilibrium Protein Dynamics.

    Invited Talk,

    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, July 12, 2017.

  • T44: Sample-based Models of (Altered) Protein Energy Landscapes Reveal much about (Dys)Function.

    Invited Talk,

    Laboratory of Computational Biology, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, Rockville, Maryland, June 29, 2017.

  • T43: Reconstructing and Analyzing Protein Energy Landscapes.

    Guest Lecture,

    ECE 699 / BENG 699 Network Control, April 03, 2017.

  • T42: Autonomous Robotics: Overview.

    Guest Lecture,

    CS 101, March 09, 2017.

  • T41: Of Form and Function: Stochastic Optimization Elucidates Role of Dynamics in Proteinopathies.

    Invited Talk,

    Krasnow Institude for Advanced Study, Seminar Series , George Mason University, February 20, 2017.

  • T40: Sample-based Representations and Algorithms for Modeling Protein Structure and Dynamics.

    Invited Talk,

    6th Workshop on Logic and Systems Biology (LSB), 31st Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science ( LICS ), New York, NY, July 09, 2016.

  • T39: Should Have Gone to Systems.

    Invited Talk,

    Women@GECCO Workshop, Science Slam, Genet Evol Comput Conf (GECCO), Madrid, Spain, July 12, 2015.

  • T38: Recovering Energy Landscapes and Mapping Functionally-relevant Structural Transitions.

    Highlight Talk,

    Computational Structural Biology Workshop (CSBW), ACM Conf on Bioinf and Comput Biol (BCB), Newport Beach, CA, September 20, 2014.

  • T37: Molecular Structure and Motion Computation.

    Guest Lecture,

    CS580, GMU, April 23, 2014.

  • T36: Probabilistic Approaches to Unravel the Form to Function Relationship in Biomolecular Systems.

    Seminar Series,

    Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), Rockville, MD, March 10, 2014.

  • T35: From the Nanoscale to the Petascale: Probabilistic Algorithmic Frameworks for Characterizing Complex Biomolecular Systems in the Presence of Constraints.

    Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series,

    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, January 9, 2014.

  • T34: Advancing Biomolecular Modeling and Simulation: A Probabilistic Approach for Characterizing Complex Systems in the Presence of Constraints.

    Volgenau School of Engineering Seminar,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 17, 2013.

  • T33: Probabilistic Approaches to Protein Modeling.

    Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series,

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, February 14, 2013.

  • T32: Genetic Programming Based Feature Generation for Automated Functional Analysis and Annotation of DNA Sequences.

    Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference,

    Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, December 8, 2012 (accepted oral presentation).

  • T31: Probabilistic Search Frameworks for Protein Modeling.

    School of Systems Biology Seminar,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 20, 2012.

  • T30: Of Protein Structures and Motions: Probabilistic Search and Optimization.

    Applied and Computational Math Seminar,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 2, 2012.

  • T29: Probabilistic Search Frameworks for Modeling Structures and Motions of Protein Systems.

    ACM BCB Invited Talk ,

    Orlando, FL, October 8, 2012.

  • T28: Probabilistic Modeling and Simulation for Protein Structures and Transitions.

    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 5, 2012.

  • T27: Probabilistic Search and Optimization for Protein Modeling and Simulation.

    Computer Science Department Seminar,

    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2012.

  • T26: Probabilistic Methods for Structural Characterization of Protein Systems.

    Computer Science Department Seminar,

    Virginia Tech (NVC), Falls Church, VA, March 16, 2012.

  • T25: Novel Algorithmic Frameworks for Protein Conformational Search.

    Bioengineering Department Seminar,

    UMD, College Park, MD, February 10, 2012.

  • T24: Simplifying and Sampling the Protein Conformational Space.

    Computational Materials Science Center Colloquium,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, February 6, 2012.

  • T23: Probabilistic Frameworks for Protein Conformational Search: Characterization of Native Structures of Protein Chains and Protein-based Assemblies.

    Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference,

    Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, December 10, 2011 (accepted oral presentation).

  • T22: Probabilistic Search Frameworks for Modeling Structures, Motions, and Assembly of Protein Molecules.

    Computational Materials Science Center Colloquium,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 28, 2011.

  • T21: Modeling Molecular Motions.

    CS101 Guest Lecture,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 22, 2011.

  • T20: Probabilistic Search Algorithms to Compute Conformations of the Protein Native State.

    Chemistry Department Seminar,

    GMU, Fairfax, VA, September 29, 2011.

  • T19: Characterizing Biological Systems: Of Sequences, Structures, and Interactions.

    Introduction to Bioengineering (BENG499) Guest Lecture,

    GMU, Fairfax, VA, April 27, 2011.

  • T18: A Probabilistic Framework for the Characterization of the Protein Native State.

    Computer Science Seminar,

    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, March 16, 2011.

  • T17: Molecules in Motion: Computing Structural Flexibility.

    CS101 Guest Lecture,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, February 10, 2011.

  • T16: Combining Evolutionary Algorithms with Supervised Learning to Extract Signals from Biological Data.

    BioLearn Workshop, BIONETICS,

    Boston, MA, December 02, 2010.

  • T15: Mapping Conformational Spaces of Protein Molecules.

    Computer Science Seminar,

    University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA, December 01, 2010.

  • T14: Characterizing Biological Systems at the Molecular Level.

    ACE Scholars Research Highlights,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 13, 2010.

  • T13: Probabilistic Methods to Compute Biologically-active Protein Conformations.

    Department of Computer Science, College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, VA, June 1, 2010 (invited).

  • T12: Legos, Stargate, and Algorithms for Molecular Machines.

    CS101 Guest Lecture,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 29, 2009.

  • T11: Computational Aspects of Sequence, Structure, and Function in Protein Molecules.

    NCBI CBB Seminar,

    at the NIH, MD, Jun 18, 2009 (invited).

  • T10: Motions and Assembly of Biological Molecules.

    Academic Challenges and Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program Seminar,

    George Mason University, VA, Mar 17, 2009.

  • T9: Geometric Algorithms for Biological Research: Everything is a Puzzle After All.

    GRAND Seminar Series,

    George Mason University, VA, Oct 16, 2008.

  • T8: Assembling Molecular Machines.

    CS101 Invited Lecture,

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 9, 2008.

  • T7: From Atoms to Molecules to Machines: Computing Protein Motions to Elucidate Function.

    Bioinformatics Colloquium,

    George Mason University, VA, Oct 7, 2008.

  • T6: A Multiscale Framework for the Characterization of Protein Native States.

    National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS),

    New Orleans, LA, Apr 6, 2008.

  • T5: Computing Structural Flexibility in the Protein Native State.

    University of Chicago,

    Chicago, IL, Feb 6, 2008 (invited).

  • T4: Characterizing Native Flexibility in Proteins.

    Fox Chase Cancer Center,

    Philadelphia, PA, Jan 23, 2008 (invited).

  • T3: An Integrated Theoretical/Computational Framework to Characterize Biological Systems at the Nanoscale.

    Symposium of the Nanobiology Training Program,

    Houston, TX, Jul 20, 2007 (invited).

  • T2: A Computational Framework for Capturing Structural and Motion Properties in Proteins.

    Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research,

    Houston, TX, Feb 9, 2006.

  • T1: Sampling Biomolecular Conformations with Spatial and Energetic Constraints.

    10-th Annual Structural Biology Symposium at University of Texas Medical Branch,

    Galveston, TX, May 21, 2005 (invited).