Ma Laboratory - Computational Genomics

Learning Genome Structure and Function

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE | CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Principal Investigator

Jian Ma

Associate Professor (01/2016-) of Computational Biology and Affiliated Faculty of Machine Learning, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Professor (08/2015-12/2015) and Assistant Professor (08/2009-07/2015), Bioengineering; Faculty Member, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Faculty Member, Biophysics and Computational Biology; Affiliate Faculty, Computer Science; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoc, 01/2007-07/2009, UC Santa Cruz (with David Haussler)
Ph.D. (12/2006) in Computer Science, Penn State University (with Webb Miller)
M.S. (2003) and B.S. (2000) in Computer Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Postdoc / Research Associate

Benjamin Chidester

PhD in ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)
Interests: signal processing, bioimaging, cancer genomics


Ashok Rajaraman

PhD in Mathematics, Simon Fraser University (2015)
Interests: comparative genomics, cancer genomics


Dechao Tian

PhD in Statistics and Applied Probability, Nat'l University of Singapore (2015)
Interests: gene regulation, comparative genomics


Xiaopeng Zhu

PhD in Comp Bio, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007)
Interests: software development for computational genomics

Graduate Student

Rui Peng

MS student, MLD/SCS, CMU
BS, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2016)
Interests: machine learning applications in genomics


Jining Qin

PhD student, Statistics, CMU (joint w/ Jing Lei)
BS, Tsinghua University (2013)
Interests: high-dimensional statistics for genomics


Shashank Singh

PhD student, MLD/SCS & Stats, CMU (joint w/ Barnabas Poczos)
Richard K. Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship (2017)
BS/MS, Carnegie Mellon (2014)
Interests: machine learning applications in genomics


Yuchuan Wang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Tsinghua University (2014)
Interests: nuclear genome organization, comparative genomics


Kyle Xiong

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Johns Hopkins University (2016)
Interests: regulatory genomics


Yang Yang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
MS, Tsinghua University (2015)
BS, Tsinghua University (2012)
Interests: nuclear genome organization, comparative genomics


Ruochi Zhang

PhD student, CBD/SCS, CMU
BS, Tsinghua University (2017)
Interests: machine learning applications in genomics


Yang Zhang

PhD student, BioE, UIUC; Visiting student, CMU
Yee Memorial Fund Fellowship (2014)
BS, University of Science and Technology of China (2011)
Interests: comparative genomics, gene regulation