Research Interests and Goals:

I am interested in the interface between computer science and biological systems known as computational biology and bioinformatics. I am interested in the two sides of this interface: bringing biological oriented concepts such as neural networks and genetic algorithms into computer science and adapting computer science algorithms like pattern matching and computational geometry to address actual biological problems.
I am particularly interested in the following fundamental issues:

How proteins acquire their three dimensional structure from
their primary sequence in vitro and in vivo.

Computational characterization of non-coding RNA molecules and their targets


Understanding biological robustness using systems biology analysis


Genetic Algorithms


Molecular computation


Medical data mining