I am an Associate Professor in the Institute of Technology at University of Washington - Tacoma, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at University of Washington - Seattle. My research focuses on the development of machine learning tools and their application to computational biology. My passion is method development for integration of multiple sources of big data. In particular, I am interested in the development of methods to effectively integrate heterogeneous high-throughput data sources in the construction of regulatory networks and the identification of biologically meaningful biomarkers.
I am a computer scientist by training (Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Washington - Seattle under the supervision of Larry Ruzzo). My research spans multiple fields, including computational biology, big data analytics, statistics and machine learning.