Jonas S Almeida, Abell-Hanger Distinguished Professor
Dept Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Univ. Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center - unit 237
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030-4009, USA
Tel: 713 794 5710 ; fax: 305 574 5818
Vitae: http://jonasalmeida.info .
I am graduate faculty in the programs / schools listed below. If you are a prospective student in any affiliated institution and are enticed by a graduate program in integrative bioinformatics please contact me for further information about graduate research opportunities.
GSBS - Univ Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, at Houston.
ITQB - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, at Oeiras, Portugal.
SCBMB - Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Baylor Col. Medicine, at Houston.
UTHSC-H - The School of Health Information Sciences, at Houston.
My research is focused on knowledge engineering in the life sciences and, one could say, it has very much been progressing backwards. I started by identifying mechanistic models for a number of biological processes durign my doctoral and post doctoral years, then dwelled in classic topics in machine learning and artificial intelligence such as artificial neural networks, random forests, support vector machines and other uninformed classifiers, and have then regressed even closer to the data by focusing on data integration and knowledge representation, namely through the use of semantic web approaches to the development of distributed bioinformatic infrastructure. In a nutshell, my research interests are data driven knowledge bioinformatics, with both the computational tools and theory foundations aligned along the axis
Model identification / pattern recognition <<< Valiable / feature selection <<< Variable discovery / knowledge representation
The proposed integration of data management and data analysis is pursued through bioinformatic infrastructure development, the central topic in the group I direct at the Integrative Bioinformatics Laboratory.
If you are a group member you can also browse [my lab book].