Who We Are

 

    [Faculty]   [Graduates]   [Undergraduates]

Faculty Members

 

Liming Cai

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Institute of Bioinformatics

cai@cs.uga.edu



Research Information:

My research interests are in algorithms and theories for computation-intensive problems, with applications in structural boinformatics and genomics. In RNA-informatics, I investigate various issues related to the prediction of non-coding RNA genes and structures.

 

Russell Malmberg

Professor, Departments of Plant Biology, Genetics, and Institute of Bioinformatics; Fellow, AAAS

malmberg@uga.edu



Research Information:

My bioinformatics research interests are primarily in modeling and searching genomes for non-coding RNAs; secondarily I have some interests in the phylogenetic analysis of gene families. I also have a biology wetlab project studying pitcher plants (Sarracenia species).

 

Robert Robinson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science

rwr@cs.uga.edu



Research Information:

Combinatorial enumeration, asymptotic enumeration, random graphs, graph algorithms, graph generation.

Graduate Students

 

Di Chang

Teaching/Research Assistant
Ph.D Student, Department of Computer Science

changdi1991@uga.edu



Research Information:

My current research interests are in algorithms design for computational bioinformatics problems. In RNA-informatics, I mainly work on the project of 3D structure prediction from RNA sequence through backbone k-tree modeling and backbone k-tree algorithm optimization. Prior to my Ph.D study program at UGA, I has been awarded the M.S. degree in Digital Commutation at University of Bath, UK and B.S. degree of Engineering in Information Security at Wuhan University, China, focusing on algorithms design for audio digital watermarking and speech blind sources separation.

 

Sal LaMarca

Teaching/Research Assistant
Ph.D Student, Department of Computer Science

slamarca@uga.edu



Research Information:

Currently, I am interested in applying artificial intelligence techniques to bioinformatics problems. In particular, I am working on GAMSA (Genetic Algorithm for Multiple Stem Alignment), which will be used to align and profile RNA stems that contain pseudoknots where some stems may not be present. I am also interested in using machine learning techniques to find genetic markers that are associated with certain phenotypes.

 

David Robinson

Research/Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science



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Hongfei Yan

Research Assistant
MS Student, Department of Computer Science



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Undergraduate Students

 

Aaron Martinez

Research Assistant
Undergraduate Student, Department of Computer Science



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Matthew Wicker

Research Assistant
Undergraduate Student, Department of Computer Science



Research Information:

I am a third year computer science major with an interest in algorithms and complexity theory. I am working on 3D renderings of partial spanning k-trees in applications such as bio-molecular structure prediction and Markov network learning.