Students

Open Positions

Talented individuals looking for postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate opportunities, or internship, please contact Dr. Jegga for more details.

Past and current students (M.S. or Ph.D. - Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Others, University of Cincinnati):

Student Name Degree Thesis Title Year of Graduation Current Position
Bioinformatics
Jing Chen Ph.D. Computational Selection and Prioritization of Disease Candidate Genes 2008
  • Currently at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Formerly at GlaxoSmithKline, North Carolina
  • Formerly Research Scientist at University of Cincinnati
Sivakumar Gowrisankar Ph.D. Predicting Functional Impact of Coding and Non-Coding Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms 2008
  • Currently at Novartis, Boston
  • Formerly Bioinformatician at Partners Healthcare
  • Formerly Research Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Formerly Research Fellow at Harvard University
Xiaoyan Qu Ph.D. Discovery and Prioritization of Drug Candidates for Repositioning Using Semantic Web-based Representation of Integrated Diseasome-Pharmacome Knowledge 2009
  • Currently Associate Director - Computational Biology at GlaxoSmithKline
  • Formerly Senior Technology Development Manager at Global Health Care & Corporate Biotechnology at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
Vivek Kaimal Ph.D. Computational approaches to study microRNA networks 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Regulus Therapeutics, San Diego
Computer Science
Amit U Sinha Ph.D. Discovery and Analysis of Genomic Patterns: Applications to Transcription Factor Binding and Genome Rearrangement 2008
  • Currently CEO Basepair.io
  • Formerly Visiting Investigator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Formerly Instructor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Formerly Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Mrunal Deshmukh M.S. A Concept Based Genomic Data Exploration System 2008
  • Senior Software Engineer at eTouch Systems
Faris Alqadah Ph.D. Clustering of Multi-Domain Information Networks 2010
  • Currently Data Scientist at PayPal
  • Formerly Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sandhya Shahdeo M.S. miR-Drug Relationships: Mining and Discovering bi-domain dense subclusters using greedy randomized algorithm 2010
  • Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) at Microsoft
Ravi Kumar Chatnahalli Sugandharaju M.S. Gaussian Deconvolution and MapReduce approach for Chipseq Analysis 2010
  • Software Development Engineer, A9 -Amazon Search
Chunsheng (Victor) Fang Ph.D. Novel Frameworks for Mining Heterogeneous and Dynamic Networks 2011
  • Senior Data Scientist at Pivotal
  • Senior Data Scientist at EMC Greenplum
Abhik Banerjee M.S. Discovery of overlapping 1-closed biclusters 2012
  • Director Data Science, Oracle
  • Formerly Data Science Leader, Recommendation Systems, Kohl's
  • Formerly Senior Anti - Spam Analyst and Programmer at AOL
Minlu Zhang Ph.D. Discovery and Analysis of Patterns in Molecular Networks: Link Prediction, Network Analysis, and Applications to Novel Drug Target Discovery 2012
  • Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina/NextBio, California
Cheng Zhu Ph.D. Efficient network based approaches for pattern recognition and knowledge discovery from large and heterogeneous datasets 2013
  • Research Informatics Scientist at Genzyme, Boston
Arjun Bakshi M.S. 2013
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science at Ohio State University
Mohammad Rawashdeh Ph.D.

A Relational Framework for Clustering and Cluster Validity and the Generalization of the Silhouette Measure

2013
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Central Missouri
Chao Wu Ph.D. Intelligent data mining on large-scale heterogeneous datasets and its application in computational biology 2014
  • Bioinformatician at CHOP
Britney Bogard M.S. Topic modeling: a novel approach to drug repositioning using metadata 2014
  • SDE at Amazon
Vineet Joshi Ph.D. Unsupervised anomaly detection in numerical datasets 2015
  • Senior Software Engineer, Recommendation Systems, Kohl's
Jagadeesh Patchala Ph.D. Data mining algorithms for discovering patterns in text collections 2016
  • Software Engineer, Recommendation Systems, Kohl's
Suryanarayana Yaddanapudi M.S. High-risk patient identification: Patient similarity, missing data analysis, and pattern visualization 2016 Pursuing Ph.D. at University of Cincinnati
Anusha Kantamneni M.S. Identifying communities as core-periphery structures in evolving networks 2016
  • Software Engineer at Vantiv
Divya Sardana Ph.D. candidate Analysis of meso-scale structures in weighted graphs 2017
  • Analytics Software Engineer at Teradata Aster
Lalit Kumar Ph.D. candidate Scalable map-reduce algorithms for mining formal
concepts and graph substructures
Current Currently pursuing Ph.D.
Suryanarayana Yaddanapudi Ph.D. candidate   Current Currently pursuing Ph.D.
Jaswanth Yella M.S. candidate   Current Currently pursuing M.S.
Others (Systems Biology, MolGen, Pathology, Biostatistics)
Gopinath Sundaramurthy Ph.D. A probabilistic approach for automated discovery of biomarkers using expression data from microarray or RNA-Seq datasets 2016
  • Watson Health Data Scientist at IBM
Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan Ph.D.

Host-pathogen interactions promoting pathogen survival and potentiating disease severity & morbidity in invasive group A streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infections

2015
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Systems Genetics, Lusis Lab, UCLA
Yunguan Wang Ph.D. candidate   Current Currently pursuing Ph.D.
Huan Xu Ph.D. candidate   Current Currently pursuing Ph.D.

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