Jianhua Ruan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Tex, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, Mo, USA (2007), the M.S. degree in computer science from The California State University (2002), and the B.S. degree in biology from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (1998). His research interests lie in the broad area of bioinformatics, computational system biology, and data mining. More specifically, his current research focuses on the following directions: (1) modeling and analysis of (post-)transcriptional regulatory networks; (2) integrative analysis of heterogonous functional genomics data including microarray, protein-protein interaction, and next-generation sequencing data; (3) biomarker discovery and disease classification. Ruan has published more than twenty papers in top-tier journals and conferences such as Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, Genome Biology, Physical Review E, BMC Systems Biology, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. He serves on the review boards of more than 15 journals and program committees of over 10 scientific conferences. He received a Best Performer Award in the Third Annual DREAM Reverse Engineering Challenges, 2008. His research has been sponsored by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), and the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011