MLBio+Laboratory Machine Learning in Biomedical Informatics



MLBio+: Members

Principal Investigator:


Huzefa Rangwala, Ph.D.

Huzefa Rangwala

Email: hrangwal@gmu.edu
Web: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~hrangwal
Education: B.E., Computer Engineering, VJTI, 2003.
M.S., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2005.
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2008.
Pubs: Here.


PhD Students:

Anveshi Charuvaka

Anveshi Charuvaka

Project: Metagenome Analysis, Transfer Learning, Structured Learning.
Email: achurava@gmu.edu
Education: B. IST, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, AP, India
Pubs: Here.

Samuel Blasiak

Sam Blasiak

Project: Sequence Analysis, Graphical Models, Structured Learning.
Email: sblasiak@gmu.edu
Education: M.A. (Computer Science), Brandeis University, 2006
 B.A. (English Literature), Colorado College, 2002
Pubs: Here.

Xin Guan

Xin Guan

Project: Text Mining, Recommender Systems
Email: xguan@masonlive.gmu.edu
Education:

Zeehasham Rasheed

Zeehasham Rasheed

Project: Microbiome Analysis, Classification Models, LSH type Clustering.
Email: zrasheed@gmu.edu
Education: M.S CS, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2009.
B.E., NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, 2006.
Pubs: Here.

Tanwishta Saha

Tanwishta Saha

Co-Advisor: Professor Carlotta Domeniconi
Project: Community Detection, Network Classification, Multi-label learning.
Email: tsaha@gmu.edu
Education: B. IT, Kalyani University, India, 2006.
M.S CS George Mason University, 2011.
Pubs: Here.

Nuttachat Wisittipanit

Nuttachat Wisittipanit (Ph.D. in BINF)

Co-Advisor: Professor Patrick Gillevet
Project: Microbiome Analysis, biomarker discovery.
Email: nwisitti@gmu.edu
Education: B.E., Thailand.
Pubs: Here.

M.S Students:

Syed Faraz Mahmood

Syed Mahmood

Project: GPU-based Sequence Assembly.
Email: smahmoo4@gmu.edu
Education: .
Pubs: Here.

Azad Naik

Azad Naik

Project: Multi-Task Learning
Email: anaik3@gmu.edu
Education: .
Pubs: Here.

Undergraduates & High-School

Emily Eastlake

Emily Eastlake

Project: Ultrasound Imaging.
Email: @gmu.edu
Education: . BS (BENG), GMU (Junior)
Duration: Summer 2012--Present

Sanchita Gupta

Sanchita Gupta

Project: Metagenome Analysis
Education: Senior at High School.
Duration: Summer 2012, ASSIP Program

Charles Sweet

Charles Sweet

Project: Loop Modeling, Contact Map Predictor.
Email: csweet3@gmu.edu
Education: . ACS (BINF), GMU (Senior)
Duration: Sp 10--Spring 2012

Roderick Tolbert

Roderick Tolbert

Project: CATH-SCOP Mapping.
Education: Senior, B.S CS, GMU.
Email: rtolber1@masonlive.gmu.edu
Duration: Summer 2011 & Fall 2011.
NSF REU Supplement Award.

Eric Tao

Charles Sweet

Project: Solenoid Detection using HMMs.
Education: Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School.
Duration: Sp 11--Present.
Regional Finalist at the Siemens Science Fair.

MLBio+ Alumni:

  • Salman Jamali, M.S. in Computer Science (2009)
    Thesis: Comment Mining, Popularity Prediction and Social Network Analysis.
    First Employment: RivetLogic, Inc.
  • Ammar Naqvi, M.S. in Bioinformatics (2009)
    Co-Supervised with Prof. Gillevet.
    Thesis: Understanding and Analyzing the Human Microbiome: Taxonomic identification and potential interactions.
    First Employment: Ph.D. student at UPenn
  • Liban Hassan, B.S. ECE (BENG Minor) (Summer 2011)
    Project: Clustering metagenomic sequences.
    Funded by NSF LSAMP Program.
  • Amanda Zuzolo, B.S. BENG (Summer 2011)
    Project: Microbiome Analysis: Development of QIIME for Galaxy.
    Funded by Bioengineering SURE.
  • Minh Bui, B.S. Biology (Fall 2010--Summer 2011)
    Project: Microbiome Analysis Platform Development.
    Funded by MBAC and GMU Apprenticeship Program.


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