|I am a graduate of the GVU Center at Georgia Tech and former postdoc in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Appalachian State University. I completed my Ph.D. in the Computational Perception Lab under the supervision of Irfan Essa. |
My work focuses on separating underlying source signals from mixed sensor recordings. For example, audio signals contain a mixture of source signals such as voices or musical instruments; multispectral quantum dot images contain mixed emissions from multiple quantum dots; mass spectrometry tissue images contain the mixed contribution of multiple tissue types; and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy contains the mixed contribution of multiple Raman nanotags. My work helps to untangle the contributions of multiple effects to aid in visualization, quantification, and prediction. My postdoctoral work focuses on adapting and improving these technologies for translational biomedical research.
I have been fortunate to work on some national projects:
• FDA MAQC-II: developing and validating microarray-based predictive models
• NCI caBIG: adapting bioinformatics tools into analytical grid services for integration on the NCI cancer biomedical informatics grid
I am particularly interested in working on multidisciplinary projects and collaborating with researchers in the arts & sciences.