Topic: Studies on edit distance problems and median problems in whole-genome comparison
Speaker: Prof WU Qiang (Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University)
Time: August 18 2015, Tuesday, 10:30am
Venue:KIZ main building, third floor, Conference room 327
Everyone is welcome!
Biography of Dr SHAO：Mingfu Shao received his B.S. in computer science from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2008, and his M.S. in computer science from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He obtained his PhD degree in computer science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2015. He will go for postdoc this fall as a Lane Fellow in department of Computational Biology in CMU. Mingfu Shao's research interests lie in algorithm design and various areas in computational biology. During his master study, he worked on protein folding. He designed algorithms for protein structure prediction using both combinatorial optimization and machine learning techniques. During his PhD study, he mainly focused on comparative genomics. He designed algorithms for various edit distance problems and median problems in whole-genome comparison, and also applying these algorithms in genome annotation.