Updates

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August 2021 Presenting Gromov–Wasserstein Optimal Transport to Align Single-Cell Multi-Omics Data at the 25th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Biology (RECOMB) .
December 2021 Invited speaker at "Optimal Transport in Machine Learning" Workshop at 2021 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

Past

27 May 2021 Passed my qualifying exam, defended my dissertation proposal, and advanced to candidacy!
02 March 2021 My Ph.D. co-adviser, Sorin Istrail, Ph.D., has been named an International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) fellow for his foundational contributions to computational biology.
17 February 2021 Established my thesis committee and held an exploratory meeting to discuss my Ph.D. dissertation proposal.
18 December 2020 Our work on single-cell multi-omic data integration has been accepted at the 25th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Biology (RECOMB)
24 November 2020 Delivered a talk on our paper "Gromov-Wasserstein optimal transport to align single-cell multi-omics data" at the 2020 Machine Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB) conference. Video here.
10 November 2020 Poster presentation on applications of optimal transport to single-cell multi-omics at the Workshop on Optimal Control, Optimal Transport, and Data Science hosted by University of Minnesota Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA).
28 October 2020 Served as a reviewer for the Machine Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB) conference.
23 September 2020 My Ph.D. adviser, Ritambhara Singh, Ph.D. presents our work titled "Unsupervised manifold alignment for single-cell multi-omics data" at the 2020 ACM-BCB conference.
18 September 2020 Last day of my internship at Microsoft Research.
17 July 2020 Received the 2020 ICML WCB Fellowship award.
17 July 2020 Spotlight talk (by me) and poster presentation (by Rebecca Santorella) on our work on single-cell multi-omics integration at the 2020 International Conference in Machine Learning (ICML) - Workshop on Computational Biology). Poster presentation received the Best Poster Award.
15 July 2020 Berk Alpay presented our paper "Combinatorial and statistical prediction of gene expression from haplotype sequence" at the 28th Conference on Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB).
Video here.
14 July 2020 Presented our work on single-cell multi-omics integration at the 28th Conference on Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB). Video for poster presentation (by me) is here and the video for talk (by Rebecca Santorella) is here
29 June 2020 Delivered a talk on optimal transport theory applications on single-cell multi-omics integration at the 2020 Brown Unconference on Computational Intelligence and Applications.
15 June 2020 Started my summer internship at Microsoft Research with the Genomics Team.
13 April 2020 Our paper "Combinatorial and statistical prediction of gene expression from haplotype sequence" got accepted for publication and presentation at the 28th Conference on Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB)
30 October 2019 Delivered an invited talk on Bayesian hierarchical models for multi-scale genomic association at the 2019 CCV-Con.
02 July 2019 Our paper on my work at MIT, "Rapid Accumulation of Motility-Activating Mutations in Resting Liquid Culture of Escherichia coli" got accepted for publication at the Journal of Bacteriology