We are very pleased that six papers by members of the Computational Biology Department (CBD) have been accepted for presentation at ISMB 2018, one of the most selective computational biology conferences. ISMB 2018 accepted 65 papers out of a total of 331 submissions. This year’s results continue Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in accepted papers at...
Young CMU students succeed in prestigious conference papers
April 10, 2018
Two first year students in our Computational Biology Ph.D. program and one recent graduate of the M.S. in Computational Biology program have had papers accepted for ISMB 2018, a top conference in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Xiangrui Zeng’s paper, titled “An integration of fast alignment and maximum-likelihood methods for electron subtomogram averaging and classification, proposes...
Kingsford Group has 2 ISMB 2018 Papers Accepted
April 3, 2018
Multiple members of Carl Kingsford's group have had their papers accepted to ISMB 2018.
Computational Biology Career Directory Launched
March 20, 2018
Members of the Computational Biology Department have developed a directory that can be used to search for companies and organizations that provide internships and full-time opportunities to students in computational biology.
Kingsford & Lee publish paper with new method for HLA typing
March 1, 2018
Associate Professor Carl Kingsford & Lane Fellow Heewook Lee have published a paper in Genome Biology. The paper discusses the importance of accurate typing of human leukocyte antigen (HLA). HLA genes play important roles in immune responses and disease genesis. Previously available computational methods are database-matching approaches and their outputs are inherently limited by...
Andreas Pfenning Receives Sloan Research Fellowship
February 15, 2018
Andreas Pfenning, an assistant professor of Computational Biology, develops computational and experimental genomic techniques to study how genetic differences influence complex traits, with a focus on the brain. He applies these techniques across species to study how the genome evolved for speech and language production. His group also studies the...
Lane Fellow DeBlasio Publishes Book
February 5, 2018
Dan DeBlasio, along with his PhD advisor John Kececioglu,
recently published a book titled "Parameter Advising for Multiple Sequence
Alignment", which details a method to select input-specific parameter
choices for the fundamental problem of multiple sequence alignment.
Latest update of MUMmer written by CBD Project Scientist
January 31, 2018
Aligning DNA sequences has been and remains one of the fundamental tool in computational biology. It is widely used to compare genomes, to find SNPs and genome variations, and as a step in many other bioinformatics pipelines.
MUMmer, a widely used alignment package in genomics, was originally published in 1999 when the number and the size of...
New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over Time
January 29, 2018
Future Applications Could Range From fMRI Data to Social Networks and More
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new dynamic statistical model to visualize changing patterns in networks, including gene expression during developmental periods of the brain.
Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the model now gives researchers a tool that...
CPCB PhD Student Recognized for Research Progress
January 25, 2018
Yang Yang, CBCP student
Yang Yang, a third-year PhD student in the Joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology (CPCB), joined the Computational Biology Department in January 2016 and has been working on computational genomics. Yang received her B.E. degree in Automation and M.S. degree in Control Science...
Computational Method Speeds Hunt for New Antibiotics
January 22, 2018
Search Time Reduced From Hundreds of Years To Couple Of Hours
First Year PhD student has first-authored paper accepted
January 10, 2018
Xiangrui Zeng, First Year CPCB student
Xiangrui Zeng, a first year PhD student in the Joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program (CPCB), has been conducting a research project under the guidance of Dr. Min Xu. His first-authored paper detailing the outcome of this project title "A convolutional autoencoder approach for mining...
The Computational Biology Department Sponsored Recent STEM Junction Symposium
December 12, 2017
STEM Junction Symposium 2017
The Computational Biology Department recently sponsored Fox Chapel Area High School’s STEM Junction Symposium, an all-day bioinformatics event hosting 180 students from the Pittsburgh area. The Symposium was organized by Fox Chapel senior Shania Khatri to introduce high school students with an interest in computer science and biology...
Bar-Joseph Appointed to Endowed Chair
December 8, 2017
FORE Systems Professorship Celebration. FORE Systems Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning
At a ceremony this week, Professor Ziv Bar-Joseph was appointed FORE Systems Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning. Professor Bar-Joseph is a world leader in computational methods for understanding dynamic biological systems, a critical area of research...
CMU Software Assembles RNA Transcripts More Accurately
November 13, 2017
Method should help scientists understand regulation of gene expression
Computational Biology Guarantees Research Experience for Undergrads
October 30, 2017
The Computational Biology Department is guaranteeing that all students in its new undergrad degree program will be able to pursue a semester-long research experience.
Carnegie Mellon Ranked First in publications in highly-selective Computational Biology conferences
October 18, 2017
Based on analysis by csrankings.org, Carnegie Mellon is the front-runner in computational biology. The rankings are based upon accepted proceedings papers at the top computational biology conferences, ISMB and RECOMB. These conferences typically accept only around 15% of submitted papers and the number of accepted papers over many years is a strong indication of...