News: Our paper titled “High-Performance Interaction-Based Simulation of Gut Immunopathologies with ENISI” has been accepted by IPDPS (IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium) 2012. The acceptance rate is 21% (118 out of 569).
Research Software Engineer
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
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As a research software engineer in a bioinformatics lab, I am working on modeling human immune systems, more specifically, modeling the immune responses to enteric pathogens. We are working on both ODE based and agent based modeling techniques. The knowledge and experience of my PhD work on modeling and simulating mobile robots and wireless networks are very helpful for modeling and simulating human immune systems. In addition, my industrial working experience at Microsoft helps me build professional bioinformatics tools, models, and systems. I love what I am doing where engineering methodologies and life science are working together to serve our community.
My research interests include:
- Modeling and simulations
- Bioinformatics, Web portals, LIMS (lab information management system), and databases
- Flow cytometry automated analysis
- Pattern recognition and data mining
- Mobile robotics
- Wireless communication
- System performance
- Computer security
Since April 2011, I have been working at Virginia Tech as a research software engineer. I am working in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine lab at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. The project I am working on is MIEP (the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens), a collaborative $10.6M program Directed by Dr. Bassaganya-Riera with the mission of understanding the mechanisms of action underlying immune responses to gut pathogens.
From June 2007 to March 2011, I had been working in the Windows Fundamentals group at Microsoft. I was a performance analyst and software development engineer. I had been working on tools and algorithms for improving Windows 7 on/off performance, including boot, restart, shutdown, sleep, and resume. Check out the news on Windows 7 Fast Start. Aaron Dietrich was my lead at Microsoft.