I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Smith College. My research interest is in bioinformatics. I work on developing algorithms to analyze next-generation sequencing data. My research addresses various interrelated problems, including RNA transcriptome reconstruction, allele specific isoform expression estimation, gene differential expression and cancer specific variant identification and neo-epitope prediction. Tackling each of these problems requires employing a combination of computational approaches such as machine learning, grammatical modeling, statistical analysis, dynamic programming and expectation maximization algorithms.Before joining Smith College, I worked as an Assistant Professor in Residence at the Computer Science Department in the University of Connecticut.
I live with my husband and three sons in Bloomfield, Connecticut. I immensely enjoy the changing scenery across the seasons during my daily commute to Smith College.
I am always happy to hear from motivated students looking to get involved in research. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me.