Our paper with Qing Mei Wang of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was published in Frontiers in Neurology. There is a lot of opportunity to use statistics and machine learning to improve diagnosis and treatment of stroke and we’re happy to work on improving treatment.
We’re offering a 2-week summer course on Foundations of Data Science July 19 - Aug 1. If you are a high school student interested in learning more about data science with real-world applications, please join us!
We have multiple postdoc openings to join the UMass TRIPODS Institute. If you’re interested in foundations of data science please apply.
Our R01 grant proposal on using Tn-seq to learn conditionally essential networks in the protein homeostasis system has been selected for funding by the NIH. This work build on our work on chemogenomics work indentifying essential genes here and here as well as our statistical methodology work on identifying subtypes in genomic data here, here, and here. More details are in this UMass News article and NIH RePORTer. We’re looking forward to doing this work!
Our NSF HDR TRIPODS Institute was funded by the NSF. This project will develop the TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science at UMass Amherst. The institute is collaborative effort between mathematics, statistics, and computer science. We have great PI team including Andrew McGregor, Arya Mazumder, Barnha Saha, and Markos Katsoulakis. We’re all excited for the workshops, programs, and research that will come from this opportunity.
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.
I’m happy to be joining the UMass College of Information and Computer Sciences as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
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 https://gpls.cns.umass.edu/mcb/directory.