Research Interests

Complex networks, network science, network mining, big data: developing computational and mathematical (graph theoretic) algorithms for efficient extraction of function from topology of complex (large, noisy, dynamic, heterogeneous, etc.) real-world networks, such as biological, physiological, social, and technological networks.

Computational and systems biology: studying interplay between network topology and biological function, disease, and evolution in molecular (e.g., protein-protein interaction) networks.

Computational chemistry: protein folding; computational drug discovery and design.

Theoretic computer science: computational graph theory; algorithms; network models.

For more details, visit my Complex Networks Lab's page.

 

Funding

As PI:

NIH 1R01GM120733-01A1 ($1.1M, 2016-2020, with Dr. Clark, Dr. Emrich, and Dr. Li)
AFOSR YIP FA9550-16-1-0147 ($360K, 2016-2019)
NSF CAREER CCF-1452795 ($540K, 2015-2020)
NSF CCF-1319469 ($453K, 2013-2017)
NSF EAGER CCF-1243295 ($208K, 2012-2014)

As co-PI:

NIH 1R01HL117757-01A1 ($2.9M, 2014-2018, with 6 other PIs/co-Is across three departments)
Google Faculty Research Award ($33K, 2013-2014, with Dr. Striegel)

As key personnel:

NIH 1R21AI111286-01A1 ($418K, 2014-2016, with Dr. Ferdig)
NIH R01 Supplement 3R01GM074807-07S1 ($249K, 2012-2014, with Dr. Clark and Dr. Emrich)

For more details, see my CV.

 

Open Positions

There is an open Ph.D. student position as well as an undergraduate researcher position in my group. If interested, please follow the instructions given here.