What is your degree program (MS/PhD, department)? When do you expect to graduate?
I am a first-year PhD student in the computer science department. I expect to graduate in 2021.
Give a brief explanation of your research.
My research applies computational methods to genomics data analysis. My current project involves designing an algorithm for detecting open chromatin, or regions of DNA that are accessible for protein binding. Having an accurate algorithm for this analysis could enable computational biologists to more accurately characterize the influence of binding patterns on genetic expression.
What do you want to do with your degree? What are your career goals?
I hope to obtain a position in academia at a major research institution. I am planning to do a post-doc after graduating.
What are some of your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
I love nature, cooking, and listening to music. In my free time I usually go for walks, meet up with friends, or watch T.V.