Hesham H. Ali
Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of computer science and the Lee and Wilma Seaman Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He is also the Director of the Bioinformatics Core Facility at UNO. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Neb, USA, in 1988, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, all in computer science. He has published numerous articles in various IT areas including scheduling, distributed systems, wireless networks, and bioinformatics. He has also published two books in scheduling and graph algorithms and several book chapters in bioinformatics. He is currently serving as the PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by NSF, NIH, and Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) in the areas of wireless networks and bioinformatics. He has been leading two research groups in bioinformatics and scheduling at UNO. The Bioinformatics Research Group focuses on developing innovative computational approaches to identify and classify biological organisms. The group is currently developing a new graph theoretic model for assembling short reads obtained from high-throughput instruments as well as employing a novel correlation networks model for studying aging and the impact of drugs/diseases on the aging process. The Scheduling Research Group is currently working on developing an energy-aware scheduling system for executing bioinformatics application on high-performance computing environments. He has also been leading two funded projects for developing secure wireless infrastructure and using wireless technologies to address tracking and monitoring issues in medical environments. He has also been leading two funded projects for developing secure wireless infrastructure and using wireless technologies to address tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments.
Biography Updated on 10 April 2012