A Short Biography
Dr. Rui Kuang is an associate professor in computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. His research interests span computational biology, machine learning and biomedical informatics. His lab develops machine learning algorithms and network analysis methods for understanding the molecular characteristics of disease phenotypes from high-throughput sequencing data and microarray expression data. His current projects center around cancer biomarker identification, disease phenome-genome association analysis, and protein remote homology detection. Dr. Kuang is a recipient of NSF career award. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2006, MS from Temple University in 2002 and BS from Nankai University in 1999, all in computer science. He worked as an IT system analyst at Procter & Gamble (China) in Guangzhou between 1999 and 2000 and an intern at NEC Lab in the summer of 2005.