Global Optimization for Sparse Mixed Membership Factorization is published

Our paper with lab PhD graduate Fan Zhang (now at Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute), Chuanqi Wang (former lab member now PhD student with Kwonmoo Lee at WPI), and Andrew Trapp on global optimization for sparse mixed membership matrix factorization is now online in Contemporary Biostatistics with Biopharmaceutical Applications. A preprint of the article is on arXiv.

Flaherty appointed as adjunct faculty in UMass College of Computer and Information Sciences

I’m happy to be joining the UMass College of Information and Computer Sciences as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Flaherty appointed as member of UMass MCB Program

I’m happy to be joining the UMass Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. You can find the list of all program members here

Compact Representation of Uncertainty in Clustering at NeurIPS2018

NeurIPS paper with Craig Greenberg, Nick Monath, Ari Kobren, Andrew McGregor, and Andrew McCallum on exact clustering accepted to NIPS2018.

Summer REU students

Fusheng Yang and Collin Giguere join the lab for a summer REU working on single-cell variant calling.

Paper published in PLOS Genetics.

Paper in collaboration with Vidali lab at WPI is published in PLOS Genetics.

Submatrices Paper Published in Annals of Operations Research

Paper in collaboration with Trapp lab at WPI published.

Flaherty selected for Lilly Fellowship

I'm grateful to be selected for the 2017--2018 Lilly Fellowship.

VI for Variant Detection Paper Published

Variational inference for rare variant detection published.

GLAD-GOP paper on arXiv

Global optimization for mixed membership matrix factorization.