Title: IB PhD Student
Dept/Program: Computer Science
I graduated from the University of Akron in 2012 with a degree in Computer Science. I am well versed in many programming languages including C++, R, Perl, and Java. My undergraduate research aimed to utilize these languages to develop or improve existing algorithms to help solve problems in the realm of Biology. I developed a number of pieces of software including a PCR simulation tool and a tool to explain, visually, the ClustalW multiple sequence alignment algorithm. In addition to developing software, I was published in the 2011 BIOCOMP proceedings with a phylogenetic analysis of the H1N1 virus as well as in BMC Bioinformatics with a paper exploring how p-value and fold change cut-offs alter microarray interpretations.
I am currently working with Dr. Duan and plan to continue my research in microarray analysis, Next-Gen sequencing, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, and improving the statistical methods used with feature selection and classification.
B.S., Computer Science, University of Akron