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Department of Computer and Information Science


Problems in bioinformatics

The bioinformatics group works on developing and using computational models to predict how changes in gene regulation can control development and cause disease. Towards this end, we develop custom algorithms, statistical simulations, and machine learning-based solutions to analyze and interpret biological data; examples of previous MSc-theses include a genetic programming (GP) approach to predict microRNA target sites, a support vector machine (SVM) approach to identify microRNA genes, and an approach that combines GP and SVMs to identify related proteins.

We have several project and MSc-thesis opportunities for students interested in programming, machine learning, and string and search algorithms. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss specific projects.


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