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Jian Ma

Associate Professor, Computational Biology
( Affiliated Faculty, Machine Learning )
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Office: GHC 7705
Phone: (412) 268-2776
Admin Assistant: Janet Garrand


Welcome to our Computational Genomics Laboratory! I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Computational Biology Department (with an Affiliated Faculty appointment in the Machine Learning Department) within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Our group started at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2009 and we moved to Carnegie Mellon in January 2016. Our main focus is to develop algorithms to better understand the organization and function of the human genome and the molecular mechanisms of human disease. We also work on methods for integrating biomedical data from multiple modalities. Recent interests include nuclear genome organization, comparative genomics, complex molecular interactions, cancer genomics, and single cell biology.

Recent News [All Updates]
10/09/2019.
Kyle's SNIPER paper accepted by Nature Communications.
09/09/2019.
We will receive an ASPIRE Award from the Mark Foundation.
08/15/2019.
Yang Yang will attend Women in Computational Biology conference at Janelia/HHMI.
08/05/2019.
Jian gave a talk at the 2019 Gordon Conference on Genome Architecture in Cell Fate and Disease.
07/27/2019.
Yang Yang is selected to attend the EECS Rising Stars 2019 workshop.
07/18/2019.
Our lab received a 4DN OPAS grant from the NIH.
06/29/2019.
We will receive a Rhino-Bird Gift Award from Tencent AI Lab.
06/19/2019.
Phylo-HMRF published in Cell Systems.
06/18/2019.
We received renewal of our comparative genomics R01 (for 5 more years) from NHGRI/NIH.
04/09/2019.
Ben's paper accepted to ISMB 2019.
04/01/2019.
We received an Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award (w/ the Schwartz lab).
02/07/2019.
Preview article in Cell.
01/15/2019.
Jian is appointed as a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM.
12/19/2018.
Yang Yang's Phylo-HMRF paper accepted to RECOMB 2019.
12/07/2018.
Jian gave an invited talk at the 2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting.
10/04/2018.
09/12/2018.
Our group is part of a new NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing U01 (led by the Tsai lab).

Mailing Address
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA