Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary area dedicated to answering questions arising from the genome revolution. It spans multiple areas in computer science, including algorithms for combinatorial optimization, machine learning, data management, and scientific computing. It brings together scientists and engineers from many fields, including computer science, molecular biology, genomics, genetics, mathematics, statistics, and physics. The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is organized as a center within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), an interdisciplinary research institute supporting high-performance computing research across the College Park campus. 

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Recent News

Associate Professor Dr. Mihai Pop was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) September 1, 2015. The grant, listed as “Scalable and Highly Accurate Methods for Metagenomics...
Assistant Professor Héctor Corrada Bravo and PhD student Wikum Dinalankara have published a study detailing a “robust” prediction method for the progression of tumors, based on the use of an anti-...
Assistant Professor Zia Khan's co-authored " Impact of regulatory variation from RNA to protein " was recently published in Science magazine's ScienceExpress section. This his second publication in...
While interning in the AI group at Rocket Fuel in Silicon Valley this summer, PhD student Florin Chelaru saw his paper with Professor Hector Bravo entitled "Epiviz: interactive visual analytics for...
Dr. Eytan Ruppin (incoming UMD Computer Science Department Professor and Director of the UMD Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) and his Ph.D. student Keren Yizhak (Tel Aviv...
Dr. Catherine Plaisant, Dr. Ben Shneiderman and their research team received a Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association Conference in Washington D.C. The award was...
Dr. Amitabh Varshney and Dr. Mihai Pop will be critical members of an interdisciplinary research team, funded by NIH and FDA, studying new, high-tech cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products...
CBCB researchers Héctor Corrada Bravo, Joseph Paulson, and Mihai Pop together with their colleague O. Colin Stine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine publish a new statistical package...
The Department is pleased to announce that Professor Eytan Ruppin will join us as the Director of the Center for BioInformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), starting in July, 2014. Ruppin is...
Zia Khan will be joining as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, UMIACS, and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) in December of 2013. Zia has a Ph...

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