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Andrew Warren

Assistant Professor
Unit: Provost's Office
Department: PV-Biocomplexity Initiative
Office location and address
994 RESEARCH PARK BLVD
994 RESEARCH PARK BLVD
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Education
B.S. Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, 2004
M.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2007
Ph.D. Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2017
Biography

Recently I was Principal Investigator for a Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (FunGCAT) team, an IARPA project, where I led a team of over 60 individuals to develop analysis tools to screen nucleotide synthesis requests. As PI of this project I oversaw creating novel methods for organism prediction, threat assessment, and functional prediction using a number of deep learning methods. Previous projects include developments in genome annotation, organism prediction, RNA-Seq analysis, comparative genomics, algorithmics, modeling genomes as graphs, and graph theory. Since 2011 I have worked with the PATRIC project during which time I created core concepts of the current resource to facilitate comparative genomics research as well as popular tools for processing research data. For NIAID I created RNA-Rocket, a popular tool, with thousands of registered users, for processing RNA-Seq data related to infectious disease whose technology has been integrated into the Bioinformatic Resource Centers. I recently created the concept of pan-synteny graphs, a new graph-based model for quickly comparing thousands of bacterial genomes. As a scientist in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing group, I work with a trans-disciplinary team of experts in modeling different levels of infectious disease spread for medical and defense research. I have research expertise in developing and applying algorithms for processing biological data for insight and hypothesis testing using comparative genomics, experimental analysis, machine learning, data mining, and graph modeling.

Integrative Genomics Approach
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
December 16, 2018 – December 15, 2019

Interagency Working Group on Biological Data Sharing

2019

Scientific program committee Machine Learning in Computational Biology

2019-2020

ACM

2005-Present

ASM

2011-Present

ISCB

2012-Present