Laura Tung, a second-year Computational Biology Ph.D. student in Prof. Carl Kingsford’s group, has been chosen to receive an National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Laura’s research direction is computational genomics with her recent research focusing on improved algorithms for transcript assembly of single-molecule long sequencing reads. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, established […]
Hosein Mohimani, assistant professor in the Computational Biology Department, and Bernhard Haeupler, assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department, are among 126 recipients of 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor early career scholars whose achievements put them among the very best scientific minds working today. The new Sloan fellows also include Florian Frick, assistant professor of mathematical […]
CMU’s scQuery Web Server Uses New Method To Determine Cell Types, Identify Key Genes Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say neural networks and supervised machine learning techniques can efficiently characterize cells that have been studied using single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq). This finding could help researchers identify new cell subtypes and differentiate between healthy and diseased […]
The Joint CMU-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program in Computational Biology (CPCB) sees its biggest incoming class yet. A total of 21 students have joined the program, beginning with their orientation last week. The group participated in many team building activities, research talks, and posters sessions with current CPCB students during their retreat at Hidden Valley […]
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 […]
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 and Engineering both from Tsinghua University in China. […]
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 features in cellular electron cryo-tomograms and weakly supervised coarse segmentation” […]
Sauerwald, a 3rd year Ph.D student, is a member of Dr. Carl Kingsford’s lab.
Schwartz elected to ISCB Board of Directors, passes torch to new Director of Computational Biology Ph.D Program
Dr. Russell S. Schwartz, Professor of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology, has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Computational Biology, the leading professional society for computational biology and bioinformatics. His election reflects his very significant contributions to research and education in the field. He is well known for […]
This is the first structure-based study of chromosomal dynamics using elastic network models, between the Bahar and Kingsford labs.