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Byron Spice Thursday, April 9, 2020 Jian Ma, an associate professor in the Computational Biology Department, is one of 175 scientists, writers, artists and other scholars awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The latest class of fellows was selected from almost 3,000 applicants based on their prior achievement and exceptional promise, the foundation said. […]
Assistant Research Professor Min Xu recently received notice that he has been awarded an NSF grant for developing novel computational methods to significantly reduce the amount of annotations required for supervised deep learning based cryo-electron tomography analysis. Cells are basic structural and functional units of all known living organisms. Understanding the structures of large individual […]
A first-year undergraduate student in the School of Computer Science is the first author of a recently published paper describing the evolution of several proteins involved in intracellular calcium storage in eukaryotes. The study, by Daniel Schaffer, a first-year Computational Biology major, and Drs. Lakshminarayan M.Iyer, A. Maxwell Burroughs, and L. Aravind of the National […]
DNA, Proteins Form Communities That Provide Insight Into Cellular Processes PITTSBURGH—Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins are interconnected into communities within the cell nucleus. Jian Ma, associate professor in CMU’s Computational Biology Department, […]
As a result of growth in educational programs within the Computational Biology Department, the department is looking to hire a new Assistant Teaching Professor for fall 2020. This candidate will begin by teaching two laboratory courses aimed at undergraduate and Ph.D. computational biology and computer science students: 02-261: Quantitative Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory and 02-760: […]
New Technique May Lead to Personalized Treatments for Lung Diseases Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Gina DiGravio (Boston University) Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with colleagues at Boston University, have used machine learning techniques to develop an improved protocol for generating lung cells that can be used for investigating lung diseases. They reported […]
Listen to Episode 4 of the Bio Rad podcast featuring CBD Professor Robert Murphy.
New Method Could Help Identify Disease-Related Genes, Pathways Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have taken a deep learning method that has revolutionized face recognition and other image-based applications in recent years and redirected its power to explore the relationship between genes. The trick, they say, is to transform massive amounts of gene expression data into […]
Robert F. Murphy, the Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and head of the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elevated to fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization. Murphy is also professor of Biological Sciences and holds courtesy appointments in the Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning departments. Fellow status […]