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My research involves applications of graph theory, mathematical modeling, and computational techniques to solve large scale problems in computational and systems biology. I am interested in theoretical solutions to practical problems in many areas of systems biology, planar cell polarity, proteomics, cancer informatics, and chemo-informatics. For details about sample projects, please see the list of publications (below).
Interested prospective Ph.D. students should apply on-line at http://www.ics.uci.edu/grad/index.php.
Independent, motivated, and productive finishing Ph.D. students or post-docs
in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline with some biological
or bioinformatics experience are welcome to apply
for the post-doc position. To apply,
please e-mail me your CV, research statement, and letters of reference.
In my Ph.D. thesis, I analyzed large protein-protein interaction networks and proposed an improved, geometric random graph model, for these networks (see refereed journal paper 4. below). In addition, I proposed new heuristic approaches for uncovering local structural properties in these networks.
I received my M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, in January 2000. In my M.Sc. thesis, I analyzed the structure of Hereditary Dominating Pair Graphs (see refereed journal paper 6. below).
I worked as a Smallworld GIS developer at Westech Information Systems from May 1997 to August 1998 providing programming services for AM/FM/GIS applications using Magik/Smallworld GIS and Visual Basic. As a co-op student, I worked in the quality assurance department of Hughes Aircraft of Canada Ltd. in 1995.
I received my B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Mathematics and Computing Science in April 1997 from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. I completed the first two years of my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
I received various academic and industrial awards (listed in my CV below).
I was the president of the Computer Science Graduate Student Benevolent Society at U of T from the fall of 2000 to the fall of 2002; I have done other types of academic service as well (listed in my CV).
Last updated July 26, 2006