I have recently move to Penn State University as an Associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, and the Huck Institute of Life Sciences. Stay tuned for my new website and contact information (current email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am a mathematical biologist interested in developing mathematically sound approaches to the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data. To do this, I utilize and develop techniques from the fields of probability, compressed sensing, and optimization. I am particularly interested in developing methods to analyze genomic and metagenomic data.
Rapidly answers “why are these data sets different” by leveraging hierarchical/relatedness information. In short, we develop an algorithm to quickly compute the Unifrac distance by leveraging the earth mover's distance, prove its correctness, and derive time and space complexity characterizations.