Current Lab Members

Patrick Flaherty, Principal Investigator

Patrick is broadly interested in scalable, accurate algorithms for gaining understanding from massive biomedical data.

Hachem Saddiki, Graduate Student

Hachem is focusing on developing efficient inference algorithms for Bayesian statistical models to identify biomarkers from genomic assays on heterogeneous tumor samples. He is generally interested in machine learning methods for large-scale genomic data sets.

Fan Zhang, Graduate Student

Fan graduated with a master degree majored in Bioinformatics from Jilin University, China in 2012. Then she worked as Research Assistant focused on bio-signal processing in Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is interested in next generation sequencing data analysis, and biomarkers based on microarray data. Her current work is concentrated on rare single nucleotide variant detection on NGS data using Bayesian statistical models.

Chuangqi Wang, Graduate Student

Chuangqi Wang earned his master degree with concentration in robot motion planning in Electronics Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from Peking University in 2012. There, he focused on image processing and robotics in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Currently, he is interested in statistical machine learning methods for large-scale biomedical data.

Erin Esco, Undergraduate Student

Erin is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science at WPI. She is interested in working with large data sets - developing analysis pipelines and finding solutions for storing and mining data.

Lab Alumni

Yuting He, Research Associate at Foundation Medicine

Yuting completed her B.S. degree in Measurement and Control Technology and Instrument from Tianjin University, China in 2012. She is interested in biosignal processing, instrumentation and bioinformatics. Her current work focuses on the integrating biomedical signals and genomics.

Timothy DeFreitas, Research Associate at Broad Institute

Tim is from Pacifica, California and double-majored in Bioinformatics & Computer science at WPI. He helped build a genomic data search engine, GEMINI.