For a copy of my resume, please reach out to me at arun DOT das AT jhu DOT edu. My Google Scholar page can be found here.
Working toward my PhD in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, under the supervision of my advisor, Dr. Mike Schatz. My work focuses on faster ways of solving existing problems in our field - I have worked on developing learned index structures to speed up searching genomic data, and am currently working on sketching and sampling techniques to rapidly classify read data.
Worked in the lab run by my advisor, Dr. Sorin Istrail. I completed a senior undergraduate honors thesis, titled "Approaches in Genomic Privacy". My thesis surveyed the current state of genomic privacy, reviewed potential solutions (both technical and non-technical), and included my projections for the future of the field. It can be found here .
Working with Dr. Michele Ceccarelli on integrative bioinformatics for Big Data analysis in Cancer Genomics (biomarker discovery and pathway analysis). Integrated multiple existing algorithms (VEGA, VEGA-WES, SAAS-CNV) to create a new method to analyze whole exome sequence (WES) datasets using both the Log R Ratios (LRR) and B Allele Frequencies. Done using R and the relevant packages.
Carried out research into eye-tracking software and hardware with Dr. Jim Jansen. Worked with eye-tracking technology, and conducted research into how visual primers draw attention and affect human behavior and decision making.Responsible for designing and carrying out an experiment to test the effectiveness of various forms of primers using eye-tracking technology.
Teaching Assistant for CS022 – Discrete Structures and Probability, taught by Dr. Caroline Klivans.
The Raphael Lab is a research group in the Computer Science Department and Center for Computational Molecular Biology at Brown University that works to develop algorithms and mathematical models to address biological problems. Major areas of interest include computational cancer genomics, human structural variation, and comparative genomics.