My primary area of research lies within the field of computational molecular biology, and more specifically in the field of algorithms for the study of biological networks. I have developed a series of algorithms and techniques that leverage global network topology together with additional information from outside the network to address some of the most fundamental problems in the field, including function prediction, motif discovery, and global network alignment. With my strong background in discrete mathematics, computational complexity, and algorithms, I have been able to find deep graph theoretic structure in these networks that I have been able to exploit to improve the performance of many applications. I did my graduate work in the area of computational complexity and I am still interested in many structural complexity questions, such as, computational complexity of equivalence.
I am member of the Tufts BCB research group where I frequently collaborate with my CS collegues Donna Slonim and Lenore Cowen. We run joint weekely group meetings for our students. Send me email if you would like to visit us.
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